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 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: Wedn 2:15-4, Ford 253
By appointment: TTh 8-10. You must email by 8pm the previous day to set up an appointment.
Lectures+Labs: TTh 3-5, Ford 241
Student TAs Yuyu Tian, in class: Th 3-5.
Karen Chau, help session: Sundays, Ford Hall 241. 8:30-10:00pm
Giovanna Diaz, help session: Mondays, Ford Hall 241. 7:30-9:30pm