- In the 2020-21 academic year, I am teaching CSCI 204: Data Structures and Algorithms (the second-semester programming course) and Math 241: Discrete Structures (introducing proofs, combinatorics, and graph theory for an audience primarily consisting of CS majors). Information about these courses is on Moodle.
- Instructor, Engineering Applications of Operations Research (ENGRI 1101, Fall 2018-9): The ORIE department’s ~100-student introductory course for first-year engineers, surveying broad ideas in Operations Research. I added content on social networks, social choice, racial gerrymandering, statistics (linear regression and ecological inference), and clustering. My overall instructor rating was a 4.80/5 in 2018 and a 4.92/5 in 2019. Here is the syllabus for more information.
- Instructor, ORIE Project (ORIE 4999, Spring 2019): Over the semester, a team of students wrote a mini-textbook on the decision sciences for ~600 people. This project-based course meets the technical communication requirement through Writing Intensive Opportunity: Practicum in Technical Writing (ENGRC 3023).
- Co-organizer and Moderator, Mathematical Techniques for Optimization Reading Course (ORIE 7390, Fall 2017): With Madeleine Udell, David Shmoys, and Sid Banerjee, I organized and moderated a reading class on mathematical techniques for optimization; see the syllabus.
During the summers of 2015-2017, I taught several week-long courses at the Canada/USA Mathcamp. Some of my favorite courses include:
- Statistical Modeling: an intensive course illustrating the statistical modelling process through the general linear model. Students got a taste of statistical theory during lectures and learned R to analyze data during labs.
- Not Your Grandparents’ Algorithms Class: an algorithms class for pure mathematicians. This course motivated and discussed theory pertinent to mathematically beautiful algorithms, including the ellipsoid algorithm, branch and bound, and multiplicative weights.
- The Traveling Salesman Problem: Recent Breakthroughs: In five days, we built up the optimization background to motivate and work through the technical details from this recent paper.
- Turing and His Work: a seminar where we “got to know” Alan Turing by reading his work, including his work on the Turing test, chess, and Turing machines.