Allen Downey

I am a curriculum designer at Brilliant and Professor Emeritus at Olin College, and the author of Think Python, Think Bayes, Think Stats and other books related to computer science and data science.

I write a blog about Bayesian statistics and related topics called Probably Overthinking It. And I am working on a book, also called Probably Overthinking It, that will be published by University of Chicago Press in 2023. If you would like to get an occasional update about the book, please join my mailing list.

I keep a portfolio of my professional activities in this GitHub repository.

Some of my books are published by O’Reilly Media, some by No Starch Press, and all are available under free licenses from Green Tea Press.

In 2019-20 I was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Previously I taught at Wellesley College and Colby College, and in 2009 I was a Visiting Scientist at Google, Inc.

I have a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT.  Here is my CV.
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