USE Biography

DIANA ZHU, Sophomore @ Harvard

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Harvard

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Currently studying Statistics with a secondary (minor) in Energy & Environment. Growing up, I figure skated competitively on the national circuit and was also an avid fan of the sport! I'd love to teach others about how the sport works, especially the amazing math and strategy behind crafting a competition program.

Past Classes

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A84: The Math and Strategy Behind Figure Skating Scoring in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2021)
Learn about the math and strategy behind the breathtaking Olympic figure skating routines and how athletes optimize their scores. We will break down famously debated skating events, such as the 2014 Sochi Olympics, to understand what these athletes are doing, how judges calculate final scores and explore the fine balance between risk and reward. No prior knowledge necessary!