Models are a key component of modern science. Scientists devise, test, and use them to conceptualize, predict, simulate, as well as graphically display data and phenomena that could not otherwise be easily understood. Samples include the Bohr model of the atom, the double-helix model of DNA, and the Lotka-Volterra model of predatory-prey dynamics. This course will expose students to a selection of topics of current interest in modeling and interpretation of data.

Prerequisites: MTH 112 or MTH 114; Recommended: CSC. 111.

Instructor: Prof. Ileana Streinu
Office Hours: Tues. 2-3, Ford 253
Lectures: TTh 3-5, Ford 241

Graduate Student TAs
  • Filip Jagodzinski
    Office Hour: 12-1pm, Mondays
    243 Ford Hall
  • Ashraf Alam
    Office Hour: 3-4pm, Wednesdays
    243 Ford Hall

Undergraduate Student TA help sessions
241/243 Ford Hall, 7-9 pm, as follows:
  • Tiffany Liu
  • Ellie Giles
  • Mary McGrath
    Also in Spinelli Center on Monday 4:00-5:30, Wednesday 2:00-3:30, and Friday 12:30-2:00.