Dylan Quintana

It's me!


Eckhart 135

Department of Mathematics
University of Chicago
5734 S University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637


I'm a sixth-year Ph.D. student in the math department at the University of Chicago, working with Alexander Razborov and Madhur Tulsiani. I completed my B.S. in mathematics and materials science at Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. My research interests are in combinatorics and theoretical computer science—right now I'm working on constructing and decoding certain types of error-correcting codes. More details are available in my CV.


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Teaching Assistant (Carnegie Mellon)


Unique Decoding of Explicit ε-balanced Codes Near the Gilbert-Varshamov Bound, with Fernando Granha Jeronimo, Shashank Srivastava, and Madhur Tulsiani. To appear in Proceedings of the 61st IEEE Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2020). arXiv

List Decoding of Direct Sum Codes, with Vedat Levi Alev, Fernando Granha Jeronimo, Shashank Srivastava, and Madhur Tulsiani. In Proceedings of the 31st ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA 2020), pages 1412–1425. Conference version|arXiv