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Nick Switala

Research Assistant Professor and NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

I am seeking a tenure-track position beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year.


Address: UIC MSCS Department, 322 SEO (M/C 249), 851 S Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
Office: SEO 630
Email: nswitala [at] uic [dot] edu

Curriculum Vitae


Research Statement

I work in commutative algebra and algebraic geometry. My NSF sponsor is Wenliang Zhang. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2015. My adviser was Gennady Lyubeznik.

Here is a list of my papers, with journal references, links to the corresponding arXiv preprints, and brief descriptions.


Teaching Statement

I am not teaching in spring 2019. Here is a list of courses I have taught in the past (as sole instructor or instructor of record), with student evaluation data and sample materials.


In fall 2018, I gave several talks in Ben Antieau's reading seminar on perfectoid rings. (The previous semester, largely the same group of people-- including me-- also participated in a reading seminar on Bhatt and Lurie's positive-characteristic Riemann-Hilbert correspondence.)

In fall 2016, I taught a 12-lecture mini-course on algebraic D-modules, following the first part of the book by Hotta, Takeuchi, and Tanisaki. Here are the notes from the mini-course.


My work is supported by the National Science Foundation under award number 1604503. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.