Eric Reckwerdt received his BS from University of Puget Sound and a PhD in mathematics from University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2016. He then spent two years in Warsaw, Poland doing research at the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is currently in the Computer Science department at CU Boulder, attempting to use advanced math in a more applied context. His research interests are geometric group theory, operator algebras, and complexity classes.
Why do you teach online for the Post-Bacc program?
I’ve been interested in online learning for a while and am drawn to the potential of interactive learning tools and how they can be used to make difficult concepts more intuitive and easier to grasp. I’m especially excited about the use of web technologies in Explorable Explanations and the Distill journal. Online courses like the Post-Bacc program are a legitimate future of education, one that I’m happy to help bring into being.
What do you like to do outside of CU?
I have one cat, a flame-point Siamese named Cornelius, who is aging gracefully. I enjoy camping and try to get into the mountains at least once a week to hike. I also like playing music, usually guitar and keyboards, and am currently collaborating with old friends in a project called Fantasyland.