Chris Swierczewski

University of Washington
Department of Applied Mathematics
Box 353925
Seattle, WA 98195-3925
Office: Lewis Hall 304

Curriculum vitae

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Research Blog

  • 12 Sep 2016 Announcement - Looking for New Abelfunctions Owners

    Once I (hopefully soon) have an industry job I will most likely not have time to maintain Abelfunctions. Is anyone out there interested in taking over?

  • 24 Jun 2016 Transitioning to Native Sage Datatypes

    Learning about Sage's complex datatypes and measuring function evaluation performance.

  • 09 Mar 2016 A Genus 43 Curve - Riemann Matrix

    The period matrix of a genus 43 curve.

  • 03 Mar 2016 A Genus 43 Curve - Differentials

    Computing a basis for the space of holomorphic differentials of a genus 43 curve.

  • 20 Jan 2016 Talk - Smale's Alpha Theory

    A talk I gave for the Numerical Analysis Research Club (NARC) at the University of Washington on Smale's alpha theory.

  • 08 Dec 2015 Talk - How to Give a Talk

    A talk I gave a while ago about how to give a mathematical talk.

  • 24 Jul 2015 The Math Devil

    An amusing quote from a New York Times article about what it's like doing math research.

  • 09 Apr 2015 Talk - Introduction to Git and Github

    An introductory talk I gave for the Data Science Seminar in the Math department at the UW on using git and Github.

  • 22 Jan 2015 Talk - Finding Roots of Polynomials

    A talk I gave for undergraduates at Seattle University about Newton iteration and Smale's alpha theory for root finding.

  • 06 Jan 2015 Preview of a Smale's Alpha Theory Talk

    A cute little picture I created for an upcoming talk at Seattle University.

  • 22 Nov 2014 Computing the Valuation Divisor

    Some object-oriented programming thoughts applied to computing the valuation divisor of a differential.

  • 07 Nov 2014 Approximating Localized Holomorphic Differentials

    Examining and resolving some performance issues in localizing holomorphic differentials at discriminant places.

  • 08 Oct 2014 Towards the Abel Map

    Some musings about how best to approach implementing the Abel map.

  • 09 May 2014 A Computational Theta Problem

    Vinayak Vatsal of UBC heard about my implementation of Riemann theta in Python and asked if I could compute a couple things.

  • 01 Apr 2014 Spring 2014 Goals

    Now that I'm done with my general and will be focusing solely on research for the remainder of my Ph.D., I begin a new series of posts where I describe my research goals for each quarter starting with Spring 2014.

  • 31 Mar 2014 General Examination

    I gave and subsequently passed my general examination at the end of the Winter quarter.

  • 16 Dec 2013 Scientific Software Design (Part I)

    I'm studying proper object oriented design so as to make abelfunctions easier to use and develop. Here I share some thoughts on the (ongoing) matter.

  • 22 Jul 2013 Clawpack Lightning Talk Introduction

    We gave a brief introduction of ourselves on the first day of the Summer 2013 Clawpack code jam. This is my intro.

  • 20 May 2013 Anaconda - A Neat EPD Alternative

    Some initial thoughts on Anaconda, a new, alternative scientific Python distribution.

  • 30 Apr 2013 Computing Holomorphic Differentials with SymPy

    I describe how to compute a basis of holomorphic differentials on a Riemann Surface using tools in Sympy.

  • 18 Mar 2013 Talk - Calculus on Riemann Surfaces in Python

    I was an invited speaker for North Carolina State University's Symbolic Computation Seminar where I gave a talk about my software, abelfunctions. A shorter version of this talk was given at the IMACS Waves 2013 conference in Athens, Georgia.

  • 03 Nov 2012 abelfunctions - Puiseux Series and Integral Bases

    A demonstration of computing Puiseux series at places on Riemann surfaces and integral bases of algebraic function fields in abelfunctions.

  • 29 Mar 2012 abelfunctions - A Python Library for Computing Abelian Functions

    Introducing my code, abelfunctions, which is the center of most of my research and work.

  • 02 Jan 2011 NSF Research Proposal

    The research proposal I sent to the National Science Foundation when I applied for the Graduate Research Fellowship. It is a semi-technical description of what my research is about.

  • 06 Oct 2010 Poster - Computing Bitangents of Quartics using Riemann Theta Functions

    A poster I presented at the ICMS workshop "The higher-genus sigma function and applications" in Edinburgh.

  • 12 Aug 2010 Motivating the Study of Riemann Theta Functions

    A brief introduction to Riemann theta functions and why they are important.

  • 27 May 2010 Master's Presentation - A Python Implementation of Chebyshev Functions

    The presentation I gave for my masters degree in applied mathematics.

  • 14 Mar 2010 Doctoral Programs

    A description of research programs that interest me in the Applied Mathematics department.