Here is a closer look at a lot of the day-to-day in science: an introduction to programming, behind the scenes of research articles, and articles I found especially enlightening.

Introduction to R:
– 1. What is R?
– 2. Random data and plotting
– 3. For loops and random walks
– 4. Functions and if statements
– 5. The apply functions

Random projects in R:
– 1. Are for loops or apply faster?
– 2. Comparing scalars, vectors, and matrices
– 3. Multivariate linear regression via gradient descent
– 4. Visualizing the danger of multiple t-test comparisons

Behind the Scenes:
– Couzin et al. 2011, Science: Uninformed individuals promote democratic consensus in animal groups.

Reflections on the PhD:
– 1. First year
– 2. Second year
– 3. Third year
– 4. Fourth year

Radio appearances (all on Princeton’s radio station WPRB):
4/29/16: short interview about sustainable development blog Highwire Earth
8/23/16: in-depth profile on my research on the emergent properties of groups
12/20/16: in-depth interview on the relationship between scientists and the public, scientific involvement in policy decisions, and echo chambers
8/29/17: short interview on the “Devil’s chess” process of doing science

Others’ Words of Wisdom:
“The Awesomest 7-Year postdoc or: how I learned to stop worrying and enjoy the tenure-track faculty life.”
      –    Radhika Nagpal, Fred Kavli Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University