Welcome to my website! I am Colin Greybosh, an undergraduate student at MIT who is pursuing a major in Course 6-3, Computer Science and Engineering. I attended the Hazleton Area Academy of Science in high school, where I completed courses such as Honors Calculus III, Java II, EDSGN 100 with Penn State Hazleton, AP Calculus AB, and Spanish IV.
Although I am learning Java in school, I have been teaching myself C++ for a couple years. A couple projects include research for my last entry in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science and a zero-player game that is currently in development. Learning C++ and programming in general has really enhanced my understanding of math along with my problem-solving skills.
I have been participating in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science since 8th grade. Up to the present, I had always entered projects into the physics category and taken second place in regionals; however, my first presentation I entered into computer science earned me a first award. Based on the Chudnovsky algorithm for calculating Pi, I created a program that tests the speed and accuracy differences between double-precision and arbitrary-precision arithmetic. As it was my first year competing in computer science, it was a bit daunting to step in front of judges and present, but I persevered and was pleasantly surprised at the result.
Since I never received a first award before, it was my also first time going to the Penn State campus at State College to compete. My perseverance paid off though; I was given a first award with a perfect score along with an excellence recognition prize. After having the opportunity to travel to State College and experience the PJAS state competition, I must say that I am happy that the past three years of receiving second place did not dissuade me from trying.
I am scheduled to attend the PJAS state competition in my senior year also; my project was once again in the computer science category. I focused on calculating the difference in efficiency between multithreaded, random algorithms and single-threaded infinite series. I used a Pi calculation as an example once again due to the large history of attempts at approximating the constant as accurately as possible.
There is a collection of different projects I am working on posted on my Colin Greybosh Github account with Java-related Android development content from my current class being my most recent work. I would love constructive criticism if anybody happens to take a look!+