Abstract: A hands-on introduction to Python and the Jupyter Notebook for those with experience programming in other languages. I will show a wide variety of applications. Participants must bring a laptop with an up-to-date installation of the Anaconda distribution of Python-3
Biography: John Ringland is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at UB. His research interests are in dynamical systems, both abstract and applied. He has created an introductory course in Scientific and Mathematical Computing that has recently been made a requirement for almost all Math majors at UB, and another course, "Data-Oriented Computing for Mathematicians", that provides data-analytical skills to both undergraduate and graduate students. Both courses use Python extensively. Prof. Ringland served for six years as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Mathematics Department, and is the recipient of several awards including a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, a UB Meyerson Award for Mentoring, and the 2012 Clarence F. Stephens Award for Distinguished University Teaching from the Seaway Section of the Mathematical Association of America.