ESP Biography

THOMAS BISCHOFF, Yale Junior studying Statistics and Data Science

Major: Statistics & Data Science

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My main academic passions are computer science, math, and economics, but above all I find joy in just learning and teaching. I hope to make a career out of this. Aside from that, I'm on the rowing team at Yale, and I'm also a giant video game nerd.

Past Classes

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Speaking the Language of Computers in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
We use computers every day, but most of us do not have any idea of how they actually work. Most people probably think they are too complicated to even try to understand. In reality, two fairly simple concepts account for 99 percent of what computers do! We will cover these two concepts - binary numbers and logic operations - and explain the ways in which they are implemented in computers to store and manipulate information.

The Coding Crash Course in Sprout Spring 19 (Feb. 16 - Mar. 02, 2019)
As computers play an ever-increasing role in our day-to-day lives, coding is becoming a more and more valuable skill to have. Coding has a very wide variety of applications in many different fields, and it's actually not as difficult to pick up as most people would think. This class will introduce you to the easy and popular programming language of Python. We'll get you up to speed and writing programs as soon as possible, without worrying too much about the nitty gritty.