Allen Downey is a Professor of Computer Science at Olin College and a former Visiting Scientist at Google, Inc.
He is the author of Think Stats, Think Python, the How to Think Like a Computer Scientist series (in Java, C++, OCaml, and more), The Little Book of Semaphores, and other computer science books, all available free at greenteapress.com.
Allen is an avid runner, gardener and cook. He ran the Boston Marathon for the first time in 2011, finishing in 3:45.
Allen lives in Needham, MA with his wife, two daughters, and two cats.