- Math 151: Introduction to Data Science
Useful and Cool Mathematical Links
- M.S., Ph.D.: Mathematics, Northwestern University
- A.B.: Applied Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
- Statistics (with Minitab) and Intro to Data Science (with R), with an emphasis on connecting the material to students' interests
- Geometry and Senior Seminar
- Calculus, with an emphasis on understanding the concepts, and how to use them
- Math and Art
I am very interested in interrogating what role my race and gender play in the classroom, as I work to remove barriers and create a welcoming atmosphere.
In Senior Seminar, I aim to give math majors space to situate themselves within mathematics and the broader mathematical community, while developing some specific skills that are important within the major and beyond.
For the last several years, I have been adding the teaching of Statistics, and now an Intro to Data Science course, to my repertoire.
Before that, my primary focus was teaching Geometry in a way that encouraged students to make their own conjectures. I also developed a course in Math and Art, which has been very fun for me, but also challenging as I began with essentially no background in art.
- For my dissertation, I focused on Commutative Ring Theory and Homological Algebra. My aim was to extend the idea of divisibility. Ordinarily, one cannot discuss the concept of a divisible element unless the ring is a domain. I was interested in whether there was a way to define divisibility which does not require the ring to be a domain. This question led me to consider the behavior of families of ideals, and torsionality.
- I am currently catching up on the connections between math and art, and plan to continue to expand my horizons in this area.
- Who has time for interests and hobbies?! I like to make new and weird flavors of ice cream. I really love exploring new places, when I can. I enjoy painting cabinets and walls (which for some reason I've always found to be very soothing), and I have also discovered a previously unsuspected interest in gardening and its counterpart -- yanking out unwanted brambles and seedlings in the back woods. I enjoy puzzles (e.g. crosswords, wordle, redactle). I love to read, and can rarely be found without a book close-by! To keep fit and relieve stress, I do strength-training, walk on the treadmill, and sometimes dance exercise classes.
Department of Mathematics
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