Hi! My name is Jonathan Liu, and I am currently a PhD student at the University of Chicago, where I am fortunate enough to be advised by Professor Diana Franklin.
My work is in Computer Science Education. More specifically, I aim to mitigate technical and psychological barriers to learning Algorithms. I believe this can be done through interventions targeting the presentation of material, the teaching of core implicit skills, the course policies, and the messaging and support provided by course staff. Through these interventions, I aim to raise learning, persistence, and equity in Algorithms courses at a broad scale. I am generously supported in part by a Liew Family Graduate Fellowship.
Previously, I graduated from UC Berkeley with degrees in Math and Computer Science, where I also ran UGTCS, an undergraduate group trying to make Theory CS more accessible.
In my free time, I play tennis, solve crosswords, and play games of all kinds (especially trick-taking games).
Please feel free to reach out to me at jonliu (at) uchicago (dot) edu!
These are some research papers I've written.
Here are some courses I've helped teach, along with some material I made in the process.
Algorithms materials aren't public because they may be reused in future courses, but are available upon request.