Sami Davies

Sami Davies
Math Ph.D. Student
University of Washington
Office: PDL C-404
I'm a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington. I work between the optimization group in the math department and the theory group in the Paul G. Allen School of CSE .

Before coming to UW, I earned my B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University and then my M.S. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Jan 30

Ok, not really news. But I’ve recently added a link to my GitHub account, so you can see some of the coding projects I’ve been working on in the past few months. I started refamiliarizing myself with Python after a several year hiatus by doing a bunch of easy Project Euler puzzles. More recently, I’ve been doing projects in SML, Racket, and Ruby to better understand different type systems (though you’ll need to ask for permission to see these files).

Oct 7

Today I start volunteering with the incredible program FEPPS, the Freedom Education Project for the Puget Sound. I’ll be at the Washinton Corrections Center for Women on Saturday mornings to tutor in study halls for women enrolled in FEPPS’s math courses.

Sep 23

I won the McKibben and Merner Endowed Fellowship in Mathematics for my performance on my preliminary exams and first year courses!

Sep 13

Though it’s a far from perfect system, I’m relieved to say that I passed my preliminary exams.

Big thanks to my friends in the math department for their collaboration and to my first year professors for their support and availability.

Recent Papers

Algorithms for finding knight's tours on Aztec diamonds
  • Sami Davies
  • Carl Yerger
  • Chenxiao Xue
Involve, a Journal of Mathematics, May 2017