Welcome to my website.
My name is Kevin Sun. I'm currently a graduate student in computer science at Duke; my academic webpage is here. There are a lot of Kevin Suns out there, so if you're looking for one in particular, there's a good chance you've found the wrong one.
This website is mainly a compilation of things that I've written, and this page is an overview of those things. I wouldn't call myself a writer, but I'm certainly trying to improve.
One summer, at Duke, I taught an undergraduate course in algorithms. To supplement the course, I wrote a post on what "algorithms" is, why you should learn them, and an entire mini textbook that covers some of the basics. A weird thing I did was give oral exams, which I wrote about at Inside Higher Ed.
As a graduate student, I've also thought a lot about imposter syndrome (I've heard some people have it), my decades-long identity as a student, and the purpose of college. I once interned at a company called IQVIA, and I had a few realizations, but unfortunately, none of them were super mind-blowing.
Feel free to contact me by email: nusnivek [at] gmail [dot] com. You can also message me anonymously using this form.
Try to Actually Learn - 02/22
Stop treating your TA like a debugger.
My Teaching on Purpose Fellowship application - 01/22
Some thoughts I've had from teaching computer science undergraduates.
Craving a non-student identity - 10/21
I'm almost 27, and I've been a student for as long as I can remember. But I'm also not super excited for what comes next: having a real job. Am I having a quarter-life crisis?