This demonstration class will introduce hash tables. Attendees are encouraged to take on the role of students in a data structures course who have prior exposure to linked lists, big-O notation, and Python.
Benjamin Cosman received a BS from Caltech in 2014 and is currently a PhD candidate in Computer Science at UC San Diego. His research has focused on making it easier to avoid bugs in programming, currently through machine learning and previously through refinement type systems. Benjamin founded UC San Diego's Splash outreach program in 2016, and has participated in many other K-12 outreach activities including mentoring a Girls Who Code club and a Mathcounts team. In 2018, Benjamin won his department's annual Doctoral Award for Teaching Excellence.