DATA 606 - Statistics & Probability - Spring 2021

Welcome to DATA606!

Welcome to DATA606! My name is Dr. Jason Bryer and I will be your instructor for this semester. I am an Assistant Professor in the Data Science and Information Systems department at CUNY SPS. Couple of important notes as you get started:

  • The course syllabus located here: I will post all course materials there. Blackboard will be used primarily for submitting assignments. Please read the syllabus carefully! Send me any questions you may still have about the course.
  • Complete this Google Form as soon as possible. I will use some of the data (in aggregate) in the meetup.
  • Join the Slack channel by clicking here. This will be our primary mode of communication. For private communications, you can either send private Slack messages or email me at
  • Once you go through the syllabus, try starting Lab 1 as soon as you can. This will require you to install R and RStudio and will help get you get acquainted with R. See the software page for more information about the software we will use for this course.
  • The best way to reach me is by Slack or email at If you would prefer to talk on the phone or setup a Zoom session, it is best to suggest some times by email first.
  • Our Meetups will be on Wednesdays from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. I expect everyone to attend or watch the Meetups. Important information will be shared during the meetups that will not be available in any other format.
  • I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and a fantastic semester! Good luck!