# Samuel S. Watson

I am the Director of Graduate Studies in the Data Science Initiative at Brown University.

I am a mathematician by training and an educational technologist at heart. Most of my work is aimed at making mathematical and statistical ideas accessible and fun. I teach DATA 1010 at Brown and develop Prismia and Data Gymnasia.

If you're interested in checking out these technologies, I recommend the Prismia lesson *Machine Learning with Mathlets* as a starting point. In that lesson, you'll work up an exploration involving this interactive figure (which illustrates a *neural network*):