Allen Downey

I am a professor emeritus at Olin College, Principal Data Scientist at PyMC Labs, and the author of Think Python, Think Bayes, Think Stats and other books related to computer science and data science.

I also wrote Probably Overthinking It, which presents data science topics to a general audience. Is partly based on my blog, also called called Probably Overthinking It.

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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