Stephen N. Freund

Department Chair
John B. McCoy and John T. McCoy Professor of Computer Science

47 Lab Campus Drive
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Office: TPL 302. Phone: 413-597-4260
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CSCI 104: Understanding Data Through Computation, Fall 2022

Many of the world’s greatest discoveries and most consequential decisions are enabled or informed by the analysis of data from a myriad of sources. Indeed, the ability to organize, visualize, and draw conclusions from data is now a critical tool in the sciences, business, medicine, politics, other academic disciplines, and society as a whole. This course lays the foundations for reasoning about data by exploring complementary computational, statistical, and visualization concepts. These concepts will be reinforced by lab experiences designed to teach programming and statistics skills while analyzing real-world data sets. This course will also examine the broader context and social issues surrounding data analysis, including privacy and ethics.

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