Physical Sciences Division
The University of Chicago
|Advisor||Prof. László Babai|
|Research area||Combinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science|
|Education||The University of Chicago|
M.S., Mathematics, 2013
California Insitute of Technology
B.S., Mathematics, 2011
|tim [my last name] 'at' math.uchicago.edu|
|Office||Ryerson 253A (effective September 2017)|
|Mailing address||[my name]
Department of Mathematics
5734 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Timothy Black. Monotone Properties of k-Uniform Hypergraphs are Weakly Evasive. In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference on Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science (ITCS '15), pp 383-391. 2015. DOI=10.1145/2688073.2688085
During Autumn 2017, I am a lecturer, teaching Computer Science with Applications - CMSC 12100 (section 4).
During 2016-2017, I was a lecturer, teaching Honors Calculus, Inquiry-Based Learning - Math 161, 162, 163 (section 50), coteaching with Sarah Ziesler.
During Autumn 2015 and Winter 2016, I was a lecturer, teaching Calculus - Math 152 and 153 (section 55). In Spring 2016, I was a teaching assistant at the University of Chicago Center in Paris.
During 2014-2015, I was a lecturer, teaching Elem Functions And Calculus - Math 131, 132, and 133 (section 48).
During 2013-2014, I was a lecturer, teaching Calculus - Math 151, 152, and 153 (section 41).
During 2012-2013, I was a college fellow for Analysis in Rn - Math 203, 204, and 205 (sections 31 and 41) with Prof. Alex Eskin, Dr. Hung Tran, and Dr. Inna Zakherevich, respectively.
Canada/USA Mathcamp is a wonderful summer program for students ages 13-18 who are exceptional at math. Students come from around the world for the five-week program. I've been a mentor for four summers, teaching classes on topics including Error-Correcting Codes; Linear Programming; Fourier Analysis on the Boolean Cube; Decision Tree Complexity and Evasiveness; Machine Learning; Probabilistically Checkable Proofs of Proximity; Multiparty Communication Complexity; The Probabilistic Method; Sperner's Lemma; and Hyperreal numbers. I've been affiliated with Mathcamp from long before that; my first summer was as a camper in 2005.
Math Circles of Chicago provides students in grades 5 through 12 in all communities of Chicago access to actively participate in novel mathematics. In 2017-2018, I am teaching Euler sessions at the UChicago YSP Math Circle.
Projective Set is a game played with a deck of 63 cards. Seven cards are placed on the table. Your goal is to find, among those seven cards, a set of those cards such that each color of dot appears on an even number of cards in your set. I made this web app. When you find a set, drag it toward the side of the screen.
Pascal Colors is a lets you explore patterns in Pascal's triangle (modulo n). I wrote this small web app.