Dr. Tim Lou
Senior Director of Studies
Tim Lou is a physicist who has been doing research in theoretical particle physics for over a decade. Born in Macao, he immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and went to Rutgers as an undergraduate in physics. He started research early in his undergraduate years, working on some of the largest particle smashers in the world. He continued his Ph.D. study at Princeton University in theoretical particle physics, then started a joint post-doc researcher appointment at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
During his research, Dr. Lou worked on a variety of topics, from working on hypothetical particles and hypothetical models, including supersymmetry, extra dimension, and dark matter models, to working with experimentalists on various different accelerator experiments, mostly at CERN. He has published over a dozen first-authored papers and was a Department of Energy Science Fellow during his graduate years.
After completing his post-doc, Dr. Lou decided to leave academia and focus on education. As an instructor with Udacity he developed lessons on cutting edge topics in AI, specifically reinforcement learning.
In addition to his work in physics and AI, Dr. Lou is a Senior Director of Studies with EDeeU Education. He helps students learn about the physical laws that govern our world, along with all the tools – mathematics and programming – that are needed to understand them.
Bachelor's Degree (Highest Honors) in Physics, Rutgers University, 2010.
Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics. Princeton University, 2015.
Post-doctoral research at the UC Berkeley Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.