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Courses Taught at Fordham University:
Calculus I, Calculus II, Probability, Statistics, Finite
Mathematics, Linear Algebra.
Biography:
David Swinarski majored in math and English at the
University of Notre Dame, graduating in 2001. As an undergraduate
he also did research in computational
organic chemistry with Olaf Wiest. Swinarski received a Marshall
Scholarship in 2000 to study at the University of Oxford in
England. He completed his master's degree in 2003 under the
direction of Frances Kirwan. He received his Ph.D from Columbia University in
2008 under the direction of Michael Thaddeus
and Ian Morrison (Fordham University). He held a postdoctoral
research position at the University of Georgia in Athens (UGA) from
20082011, where he worked with Valery Alexeev and Angela Gibney.
Dr. Swinarski joined the Fordham faculty in August 2011.
Current
Interests and Research:
Dr. Swinarski's research interests include algebraic geometry (the study
of polynomial equations) and mathematical finance. His current research
topics include geometric invariant theory, birational geometry of
moduli spaces of curves, vector bundles of conformal blocks, and
automorphisms of curves. Dr. Swinarski actively collaborates
with researchers at Fordham, UGA, Stony Brook, and Johns
Hopkins as well as undergraduates at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.
Publications:
Selected recent publications:
 "sl_n level 1 conformal block divisors on
$\bar{M}_{0,n}$". With Maxim Arap, Angela Gibney, and James
Stankewicz. International Mathematics Research Notices
2011.
 "Gröbner techniques for low degree Hilbert
stability." With Ian Morrison. Experimental
Mathematics, 2011.
 "GIT stability of weighted pointed curves."
Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, 2012.
Full publication list
Preprints, drafts, and slides from talks
Undergraduate research:
Six undergraduates from UGA worked with Dr. Swinarski in Fall
2010 on equations of curves with automorphisms.
Five undergraduates from Fordham College at Lincoln Center worked with
Dr. Swinarski in Summer 2012 on conformal blocks and fusion rules. More
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Computer work:
Dr. Swinarski uses several computer packages including Sage, Magma, Macaulay2, and
Excel in his research and teaching. Portfolio
of Dr. Swinarski's computer work
