Medical School Notes
From 2002-2010, I archived outlines, summaries, tables, links, and other study materials created or identified by medical students at the Johns Hopkins University that were broadcast through the email listserves. This allowed the material to be available to everyone at any time, and to serve as a visible demonstration of collegiality and cooperation among students. In 2010, David Do and Craig Monsen ported the archive to Confluence, JHU's internal medical student wiki. The original archive was previously available at this website but has been removed because the materials were out of date as they were not updated for many years.
Baltimore County Math League
In 2006, in conjunction with the Office of Mathematics of the Baltimore County Public Schools, I founded the Baltimore County Math League (BCML), an extracurricular activity for high school students. The BCML established math clubs in 7 high schools who held weekly after-school problem solving practices and competed against each other in monthly in-person math meets. Each spring, the best students from around the county were invited to an "all-star" team which trained for and competed at the American Regions Math League (ARML).
The early growth of the BCML was made possible with the support of many people and organizations. I am particularly grateful to Pat Baltzley (formerly Director of Mathematics), Pete Skeels (teacher at Towson HS), Lynette Roller (teacher at Dulaney HS) for all their dedication; Jack Po for advice; Josh Mize (Coach of the Howard County ARML Team) for assistance; as well as numerous other teachers and JHU graduate and undergraduate students who volunteered their time to help coach the math teams and assemble practice material. The NSA Mathematics Education Partnership Program, JHU Alumni Association, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and JHU Center for Talented Youth provided critical financial support. In 2008, the Office of Mathematics took over operation of the BCML as originally planned and it continues to be lead by Nina Riggs. I remain involved primarily as the author of the annual ARML Scrimmage, a warm-up event held each May between the Howard and Baltimore County ARML teams, alumni, and local citizens.
Samples of BCML practice materials are available through the links below. Please contact Raymond if you are interested in obtaining additional practice sets or other past ARML Scrimmage contests.
NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings
Since 2003, this website has hosted my computerized rankings of the NCAA Division I men's basketball teams. The rankings typically predict the winner in Division I match-ups correctly ~72% of the time. The rankings also inspired new methodology to reverse engineer other computer rankings, notably the Sagarin ratings, as I first described at NESSIS 2011. Further improvements in the reverse engineering are possible, and I am seeking assistance in this regard. Contact me if you are interested in helping with this hobby research project.
Queen Anne's Games
Games invented by me and my college friends are archived here.