About Me

Welcome to my homepage! My name is Sujay Kazi. I am currently a junior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) planning to double major in Courses 8 (Physics) and 18C (Mathematics with Computer Science). In the past, I attended American High School (go Eagles!) in Fremont, CA.

My hobbies include walking, reading, playing video games, and thinking about random stuff.

Research

In summer 2018, I worked as a space weather forecasting intern at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. My research focused on attempting to find the causes of past upsets of the ISS SpaceCube Experiment Mini (ISEM), designed to increase computing power on board the International Space Station. Click here to see the poster and presentation that I prepared at the end of my internship to summarize my work: Poster Presentation

In summer 2019, I interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a Department of Energy laboratory in Livermore, CA. My project was to explore the possibility of generative adversarial networks (GANs) to create artificial training data for an arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) mesh management algorithm. Such an algorithm would be extremely useful for the simulations of internal confinement fusion (ICF) attempts at the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Click here to see the poster and presentation that I prepared at the end of my internship to summarize my work: Poster Presentation

Writings

None yet...

... although I hope to have some soon!

Videos

I am currently in the process of making instructional videos to help students prepare for the United States of America Physics Olympiad (USAPhO), a very challenging series of competition for high school students who are exceptional at physics.

The first round of USAPhO, the F=ma Contest, focuses on classical mechanics (as the name suggests) and is taken by about 5000 students nationwide. From the F=ma Contest, roughly 400 students qualify for the Semifinal Exam. This contest features a wide range of physics, including classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, special relativity, thermodynamics, waves and optics, and quantum physics. From the Semifinal Exam, roughly 20 students are invited to the U.S. Physics Team Training Camp; and finally, from this pool, 5 students are selected to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad (IPhO). Note that this is all as of 2019; I will update this section if these basic features of USAPhO ever change. To learn more about USAPhO, follow this link: 2019 U.S. Physics Team

I currently have some videos up explaining some of the problems from the F=ma Contest from 2012 to 2018. I hope to have more videos up (including explanations for problems from the Semifinal Exam and general instructional videos explaining various topics in more depth) as soon as possible! Click here to see my videos: USA Physics Olympiad Videos

skazi@mit.edu

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali

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