©2019 Sarah Rajtmajer, PhD

TEACHING @ PENN STATE

IST 597 - REPRODUCIBILITY IN THE DATA-DRIVEN SCIENCES
(FALL 2019)

This course will review fundamental topics around the reproducibility crisis - the recent revelation that wide swaths of published science cannot be reproduced - with specific focus on methodological concerns in computational and big data science. We will take a multidisciplinary approach to this material, emphasizing historical and ethical context, as well as specific technical challenges and emerging methods to address these challenges.  The course is designed in a seminar fashion, with discussion and critical analysis of assigned readings. The course will also include hands-on, data-driven projects, replication of existing findings and preregistration of a study of the students' choosing.

IST 230 - LANGUAGE, LOGIC, AND DISCRETE MATHEMATICS
(FALL 2018, SUMMER 2019)

IST 230 is one of the five introductory core courses for the baccalaureate degree program in Information Sciences and Technology. The purpose of IST 230 is to provide students with an understanding of an array of mathematical concepts and methods which form the foundation of modern information science, in a form that will be relevant and useful for IST students. 
This course draws material from several mathematical disciplines: formal language theory, mathematical logic, discrete mathematics.