This will be an awesome but tough class where we learn to model problems and systems using mathematics and computers. We'll be using the python computer language (which I will teach everybody at the start of the course). We'll cover statistical models, automata models, and classical applied-math models.
We'll also discuss the nature of modelling, based on readings from Nate Silvers Signal and the Noise.
At the end of the course, you'll have a the start of a very valuable skill set.