In some sense, statistics is the backbone of experimental and observational science. But statistics is (really f***ing) hard, and requires a level of mathematics which is not always available to practitioners. Distilling and communicating important concepts is a bit of an art. Some of my colleagues are very dedicated pedagogues and I try (with various degrees of success) to follow their example.

My teaching experience falls into two categories: I TA courses taught by Columbia’s department of statistics, and teach or TA workshops targeted at specialists, who may not be statisticians.

Guest lecturer

I’ve been invited as a guest speaker for the following courses and conference:

Teacher assistant

Courses at Columbia: