Growing up, I dreamed of being a writer and hated math. Now I am a computer science professor at Columbia and a children's book author. I work to blend great storytelling with great science. AMA!
My short bio: I'm Allison Bishop, a computer science professor at Columbia and a quantitative researcher at IEX.
With Sasha Fradkin, I coauthored Funville Adventures, a math-inspired fantasy adventure that teaches elementary age children about mathematical functions. I am working on innovative ways to teach math and science at all ages. I introduced cryptography through storytelling in my TEDx NY Talk. Ask me anything!
Edit 4:45pm EST - thanks for the questions everyone! I'm heading uptown to teach.