Tim Black

Tim Black
Graduate Student
Physical Sciences Division
The University of Chicago
AdvisorProf. László Babai
Research areaCombinatorics and Theoretical Computer Science
EducationThe University of Chicago
M.S., Mathematics, 2013

California Insitute of Technology
B.S., Mathematics, 2011
Emailtim [my last name] 'at' math.uchicago.edu
OfficeCrerar 287

László Babai, T. Black, and Angela Wuu. List-Decoding Homomorphism Codes with Arbitrary Codomains. In Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques, APPROX/RANDOM 2018, pages 29:1-29:18. Schloss Dagstuhl–Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, 2018. DOI=10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX-RANDOM.2018.29

T. 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 2018, I am a lecturer, teaching Computer Science with Applications - CS 121 (section 4).

During Winter 2018, I was a lecturer, teaching Introduction to Computer Science - CS 151 (section 2).

During Autumn 2017, I was a lecturer, teaching Computer Science with Applications - CS 121 (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.


UChicago Department of Mathematics.

UChicago Department of Computer Science.

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.

last updated 9.23.2018