William Sims

William Sims

I am a computer science PhD student under Dr. Meera Sitharam at the University of Florida. My current research is in computational geometry and combinatorial rigidity. I work on problems such as finding paths in configuration spaces and characterizing the propagation of defects in lattices. These problems are fundamental to molecular structural physics, chemistry, and biology.

PDF version: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Phone: (904)504-0400
Email: w.sims@ufl.edu

Research Areas

Computaional geometry, combinatorial rigidity, and complexity theory.

Honors and Awards

- McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
2018 - Present
- Iva and Norman Tuckett ICE Fellowship
2018
- UNF Presidential Scholarship
2013 - 2017
- UNF Academic Scholarship
2013 - 2017
- UNF Honors Fellowship
2014 - 2016

Education

Ph.D. Student in Computer Science
  • University of Florida, Florida, USA
  • Advisor: Dr. Meera Sitharam
Aug 2018 - Present
B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Computer Science
  • University of North Florida, Florida, USA
  • University Honors
Apr 2017

Committees and Conferences

Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant
  • University of Florida, Florida, USA
  • Under Dr. Meera Sitharam
Aug 2019 - Present
Online Instructor
  • University of Florida, Florida, USA
  • COT3100 Applications of Discrete Structures
May 2019 - Aug 2019
Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • University of Florida, Florida, USA
  • COT3100 Applications of Discrete Structures
Aug 2018 - May 2019
Middle / High School Math Teacher
  • Florida Cyber Charter Academy, Florida, USA
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018
Software Test Analyst Intern
  • Black Knight Financial Services, Florida, USA
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Undeargraduate Teaching Assistant
  • University of Florida, Florida, USA
  • COT3100 Applications of Discrete Structures
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017

Go (Baduk / Wei-chi) Rank

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