E236: Making Sense of Data: Introduction to Statistical Inference

We are often presented with a set of data, often very large, about various processes or phenomena (health data, economic performance, environmental indices, experimental observations). How do we make sense of them? We will describe various statistical tools that will allow to draw meaningful conclusions (inference). Topics covered include various distribution functions and criteria for…

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E200: Ethics, Engineering and Society

How can we identify and analyze ethical issues in engineering? How do leave room for rapid and disruptive innovation while responsibly considering the impact of technology on society and identifying the new ethical challenges that arise? This course provides an introduction to how theories, concepts, and methods from the humanities and social science can be…

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E267A: Modeling and simulation of infectious diseases-the cutting edge: microscale transmission, decontamination and macroscale propagation

The course emphasizes elementary modeling, numerical methods and their implementation on physical problems motivated by real-world phenomena that students are likely to encounter in their careers. Part 1: Microscale Transmission: modeling and simulation of the  infection zone from a  cough The pandemic of 2020 has led to a huge  interest  of modeling and  simulation of…

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E291A: Introspective and Authentic Leadership

This course provides the framework for personal leadership development. The class comprises three parts: (I) Exploration of your leadership journey; (II) Discovery of your personal leadership style; and (III) Development of a personal leadership plan. Topics include identification of personal crucibles, moral compass, ethical decision-making, conflict resolution, navigation of difficult conversations, positive psychology, growth mind-set,…

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