# Sophie Libkind

I am a math PhD student at Stanford University advised by Gunnar Carlsson and Jan Vondrak. I study how dynamical systems compute.
I also like to think about teaching and education.

### Places

- 2018 - now: PhD candidate in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford University
- 2015 - 2018: Computer Science and Math teacher at the Girls' Middle School
- 2014 - 2015: Part III Masters student in the Department of Mathematics at University of Cambridge
- 2010 - 2014: Math and Computer Science major at Swarthmore College

### Writing

#### Blog Posts

- Composing Open Dynamical Systems, with James Fairbanks - [post 1] and [post 2]
- Graphical regular logic, with David Jaz Myers - [post]

#### Papers

- An Algebra of Resource Sharing Machines.
*Preprint*. (2020) - [paper]
- Control Improvisation with Application to Music.
* International Computer Music Conference*, with A. Donze, R. Valle, I. Akkaya, S. Seshia, D. Wessel. (2013) - [paper]

### Talking

- A syntax and semantics for composing dynamical systems.
* Stanford Kiddie.* (2021) - [video]
- Implementing open dynamical systems in Catlab.
* UNAM Categories Seminar.* (2020) - [video]
- Unifying open dynamical systems: An algebra of resource sharing machines.
* MIT Category Theory Seminar.* (2020) - [video]
- No, It's Not an Elective! 17 Years of Teaching Computer Science as a Required Class,
* The 2016 Global Forum on Girlsâ€™ Education* (2016)

### Programming

- AlgebraicDynamics, a Julia package for composing open dynamical systems - [code]

Email me at < first initial>< last name>`at`stanford.edu