Sam Lau

Assistant Teaching Professor

Sam Lau is an assistant teaching professor in the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego. Sam has designed and taught flagship data science courses at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. His research creates novel interfaces for learning and teaching data science, including the popular Pandas Tutor tool ( which serves over 40,000 people per year. He is the author of Learning Data Science: Data Wrangling, Exploration, Visualization, and Modeling with Python, published by O’Reilly Media in 2023.