Teaching

Fall 2021: “Visions of the Universe” (ISP-205-002) at MSU

Course catalog website

Astronomy is both the oldest science and a cutting-edge modern science.  This course, aimed at non-scientists, will cover the role of observation, theory, philosophy, and technology in the development of the modern conception of the universe. Topics include the Copernican Revolution, the solar system, birth and death of stars, spaceship Earth, galaxies, cosmology, and time.

Nov-Dec 2021: School on Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning at IAA-CSIC

Previous program’s website

A week-long workshop for astronomy and astrophysics at all levels, students through researchers. We will cover statistics, data mining, and machine learning concepts. It will have a strong hands-on aspect and the participants will repeat and apply the lessons in practical exercises in Python and R. My list of coding resources may be useful in getting set up for this.

January 2022: Data Analysis strand, Citizen Science program at Bard College

Program website

The goal of the Citizen Science program is to help the students become scientifically literate, and teach them tools to be educated science consumers. Students in Data Analysis Strand will explore how data impacts and shapes their everyday life. Drawing from real-word data sets, including cutting-edge research and current events, students will analyze data and present findings that shed light on how complex systems shape the world around us. By the end of the program, students will have a greater appreciation of how data drives the ways in which our society identifies and solves challenges. The Data Analysis Strand is for anyone interested in the theory of scientific practice and asking big questions. (I graduated from Bard in 2011.)