# Home

This page is not current. My new home page is here.

I am a Professor at Olin College and the author of a series of books including *Think Python*, *Think Bayes*, and *Think Stats*, all published by O'Reilly Media and available under free licenses from Green Tea Press.

I write a blog called Probably Overthinking It, which is mostly about probability and statistics.

Here is my original web page, which still has most of my research material.

### Recent Classes

**Spring 2015**

**Fall 2014**

Computational Bayesian Statistics

**Spring 2014**

**Fall 2013**

**Spring 2013**

Computational Bayesian Statistics

**Fall 2012**

**Spring 2012**

**Spring 2011**

**Fall 2010**

Modeling and Simulation of the Physical World

### Slides and talks

In May 2013 I gave a talk for PyCon Taiwan:

In February 2013 I gave a talk for the UCES Award Program at SIAM CSE. Here are my slides:

On October 12, 2012, I gave a talk at Williams College about Complexity, Computation and Science. Here are the slides:

On June 9, 2012, I led a session at FooCamp called "Fix College". Some of the materials are here.

On May 23, 2012 I gave a talk at Google's Cambridge office about my book, *Think Complexity*. Here are the slides:

And here's the talk itself:

At PyCon 2012 I taught a tutorial on Bayesian statistics. It is based on Chapters 5 and 8 of my book, *Think Stats*. Here is the web page I created for the tutorial. And here, courtesy of PyCon and pyvideo.org, is the video. It's three hours long, so get comfortable!

Here's a screencap of me magically deriving Bayes's Theorem:

On October 4 I am doing a webcast with O'Reilly Media; the subject is statistical hypothesis testing. I make the argument that if you know how to program, you can do hypothesis testing with simple simulations. Here is the announcement and my slides.

Here are my slides for a talk at Google, September 19, 2011:

Notes for a talk at the Boston Python Meetup.

In September 2011 I presented my book, Think Stats, as part of the Authors@Google series. Here are my slides:

Here are the slides for a talk I gave at Olin College and at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham MA. If you read the speaker notes, you can see what I was planning to say.

Here's a talk I gave at Northeastern that they kindly put on YouTube