I am Sam Lau, a Ph.D. student advised by Philip Guo in the Cognitive Science department at UC San Diego. I study human-computer interaction (HCI), where I prototype new software for programming, statistics, and data science instructors to prepare their lessons.

In the past, I was a computer science student at UC Berkeley where I helped launch Data 8 and Data 100, Berkeley’s two flagship data science courses. My instructor ratings are available on the HKN website. I also wrote a textbook for Data 100, which is freely available online.