Professor Talithia Williams, Ph.D.

Professor Talithia Williams
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Rice University
To truly appreciate statistical information, we have to understand the language of statistics, the assumptions of statistics, and how we reason in the face of uncertainty.

Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and the Associate Dean for Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Spelman College, a master’s degree in mathematics from Howard University and her Ph.D. in Statistics from Rice University. Her professional experiences include research appointments at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and the National Security Agency.

Renowned for her popular TED Talk, “Own Your Body’s Data,” Dr. Williams takes sophisticated numerical concepts and makes them understandable to a wide audience. She won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, which honors faculty members whose teaching is effective and extraordinary, and extends its influence beyond the classroom.

In her research, Dr. Williams develops statistical models that emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data. She has partnered with the World Health Organization in developing a model to predict the annual number of cataract surgeries needed to eliminate blindness in Africa.

Dr. Williams is cohost of the PBS series NOVA Wonders, and she has delivered speeches around the country on the value of statistics in quantifying personal health information.

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  1. Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R

    Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R

    Talithia Williams
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    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    Taught by Professor Talithia Williams of Harvey Mudd College, this course surveys college-level statistics through dozens of exercises conducted in R, a free statistical programming language with millions of users worldwide. From describing and visualizing the data you have, to methods such as ANOVA and multiple regression for reaching broader inferences, you learn the most widely used statistical measures,...
  2. (Set) Learning Statistics & How to Program Set

    (Set) Learning Statistics & How to Program

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    Put powerful tools to work with this two-course set about programming languages. Analyze data using R, the popular statistical programming language in Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R. Then, use one of the world’s most accessible, popular, and powerful computer languages, Python 3, as a gateway to the universe of programming with How to Program: Computer Science Concepts and Python Exercises.
  3. (SET) Introduction to C++ & Learning Statistics Set

    (SET) Introduction to C++ & Learning Statistics

    Talithia Williams
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    With this two-course set, open up new worlds of insight into science, mathematics, and beyond using distinct programming languages. First, learn to code everything from games to AI programs with C++, one of the most popular and powerful programming languages ever developed, in Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications. Then, learn how to apply elementary statistical methods in R, an open-source...
  4. (Set) Learning Statistics & Mathematical Decision Making Set

    (Set) Learning Statistics & Mathematical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    Learn to make data work for you with this two-course set. Using the R statistical programming language, grasp the power of statistical data with Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R. And, learn the major mathematical techniques, applications, and spreadsheet procedures for basic analytics with Mathematical Decision Making: Predictive Models and Optimization.
  5. (Set) Learning Statistics & Mathematics Describing the Real World Set

    (Set) Learning Statistics & Mathematics Describing the Real World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £88.98 Starting at £88.98 £125.98 £88.98£125.98
    Discover practical applications for math with this two-course set. Start by learning how to tame data and make sense of the uncertainty around us with Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R. Then, gain a versatile set of skills that can be applied to a wide range of fields—from computer science and engineering to business and health care with Mathematics Describing the Real World: Precalculus and...
  6. (Set) Learning Statistics & High School Level Algebra I Set

    (Set) Learning Statistics & High School Level Algebra I

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £88.98 Starting at £88.98 £125.98 £88.98£125.98
    Put powerful tools to work with this two-course set focused on practical math. Discover the syntax of statistics with Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R, and then master the concepts and procedures of first-year algebra in an easily accessible way with Algebra I.
  7. (Set) Effective Research Methods for Any Project & Learning Statistics Set

    (Set) Effective Research Methods for Any Project & Learning Statistics

    Talithia Williams
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    Learn how to make better use of the information in our world with this illuminating two-course set. Gain real skills with a practical and transformative approach to knowledge creation through Effective Research Methods for Any Project. Then, discover how to tame unruly data with Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R.
  8. (Set) Learning Statistics & Games People Play Set

    (Set) Learning Statistics & Games People Play

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    Learn to make sense of the uncertainty around us with this revealing two-course set. Start by taming data in Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R. Then, discover the fundamentals of game theory in a manner that is both engaging and easy to understand with Games People Play: Game Theory in Life, Business, and Beyond.
  9. (Set) Mastering Linear Algebra & Learning Statistics Set

    (Set) Mastering Linear Algebra & Learning Statistics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £74.98 Starting at £74.98 £102.98 £74.98£102.98
    Explore some fascinating applications of both linear algebra and statistics with this two-course set. In Mastering Linear Algebra: An Introduction with Applications, discover the ideal starting point for approaching the influential branch of mathematics in which algebra meets geometry. And in Learning Statistics: Concepts and Applications in R, discover how to apply elementary statistical methods in a free,...