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.
In 2009 and 2010, I was a Visiting Scientist at Google, Inc. You can read an interview with me at EEWeb.
Here is my original web page, which still has most of my research material.
Here is a page of ideas for projects, some for students, some I hope to get to eventually. Here is the web page for an innovative college structure I would like to implement, and an experiment I am running in WorkplaceMode education.
Recent ClassesSpring 2015 Fall 2014 Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2013 Fall 2012 Spring 2012
Spring 2011
Slides and talksIn 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
