Cosma
# Teaching

*We dress like students*

#### Lecture Notes and Other Teaching Materials

In reverse chronological order.
- Undergraduate Advanced Data Analysis (36-402, Spring 2011--2013 and 2015--2016), a.k.a. Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View
- Undergraduate Modern Regression (Carnegie Mellon University, 36-401, Fall 2015)
- Introduction to Statistical Computing (36-350, Fall 2011--2014)
- Undergraduate Research (36-490, Spring 2010 and 2014)
- Graduate Advanced Data Analysis (36-757, Fall 2010)
- Data Mining
(36-350, Fall 2006, 2008, 2009)
- Chaos, Complexity, and Inference (36-462, Spring 2008 and 2009)
- Advanced
Probability II, Theory of Stochastic Processes (36-754, Spring 2006 and
2007) — for the current state of the notes,
see Almost None
of the Theory of Stochastic Processes
- Notes on Probability, Statistics and
Stochastic Processes (Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School,
2000, 2001)
- Lecture Notes on Computational
Mechanics (Complex Systems Summer School, 1998)

#### Classes and Courses without Online Materials

- SFI Complex Systems Summer School (2010--2011, 2013--2015)
- University of Warwick "Erasmus Mundus" complex systems summer school lectures (2012)
- Short course on complexity & prediction, Bristol Centre for Complex Systems (2010)
- "A Child's Garden of Wiener Processes" (CMU, 2007)
- Beijing/SFI Complex Systems Summer School (2005, 2006)
- Statistics and Quality Control for Engineers (36-220, Fall 2005)

#### Miscellaneous

I learned to teach by spending four years in graduate school teaching various
flavors of introductory physics. It was even enjoyable, after the first year,
since then I had some idea of what I was doing. It was especially enjoyable if
the students were bright and well-prepared, since that meant I could be lazier
and duller.
(I was also the grader for
PANZ 619, Biology of Mind
one semester, which was — instructive.)

I was quite proud to be a union
member; in fact, I was one of the physics department stewards.

On the off chance you end up taking a class from me, I warn you to read my
student evaluations.