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ANDREA MASSARI, Data Scientist, Physicist. In love with teaching.




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a Physicist who turned to Data Science and have been teaching in some capacity for decades. I love history, math, statistics, music, languages, boardgames.

I think everybody should learn statistics from elementary school and that would fix a lot of biases and fallacies that ultimately create social conflict, prejudice, and policy mistakes in our world.



Past Classes

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H839: Why I love Roland in Rainstorm Summer 2021 (Aug. 14 - 15, 2021)
Reading from the Chanson de Roland, a 900 year old French epic poem I love. What it tells us about that society and about our own.


X556: Surviving YouTube in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
The internet is hunting ground for pretend intellectuals who spread dangerous ideas. Let's watch videos and learn a couple of tools to see through their game: rationalizations, confidence acts, truism dilution, deepities...


H557: Why I love Roland in Rainstorm Fall 2020 (Dec. 05 - 06, 2020)
The "Song of Roland" is a 900 year old poem about war. We're gonna read from the original Old French text and learn the values of that very weird society of violent and emotional aristocrats.


M455: When would you re-open schools? in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
If you were the governor of California, how would you decide when to re-open schools? We'll run through how to interpret and weigh COVID-19 and economic data to make this important decision.