Jimmy Mathews

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Previously, I was a PhD student in the mathematics department at Stony Brook University, until the summer of 2017. I am also a communist, a luddite, an anarchist, and a utopian. That is, I recognize capital to be the most important enemy of just human life (communist), with technology some of its key weapons (luddite), and I see that in order to overcome capital we will need to replace ordinary states with completely different institutions (anarchist), even though most people don't think this is possible (utopian).


2019. Isotropic and Coisotropic Subvarieties of Grassmannians (joint with Kathlen Kohn)
2018. A Schur transform for spatial stochastic processes
2018. Molecular phenotyping using networks, diffusion, and topology: soft tissue sarcoma (joint with Maryam Pouryahya, Caroline Moosemueller, Ioannis Kevrekidis, Joseph Deasy, and Allen Tannenbaum)
2018. Topological Data Analysis of PAM50 and 21-Gene Breast Cancer Assays (joint with Saad Nadeem, Maryam Pouryahya, Joseph Deasy, and Allen Tannenbaum)
2018. Characterizing Cancer Drug Response and Biological Correlates: A Geometric Network Approach. (joint with Maryam Pouryahya, Jung Hun Oh, Joseph Deasy, and Allen Tannenbaum)
2017. My PhD thesis, Curve jets, submanifolds families, and envelopes
2016. Multi-focal tensors as invariant differential forms


gman, a general-purpose text-mode graph navigation and annotation tool (I'm also working on a fork of gman that is an OWL ontology explorer)
Macaulay2 program to calculate 4d tensor invariants using the umbral calculus
Perspective cube drawing in geogebra, and a note explaining how to draw cubes, drawn from George Francis' A Topological Picturebook
Matt Genkin's project to see geodesic configurations on hyperbolic surfaces


Agent-oriented "natural language" programming (see also these notes on Ehresmann and Vanbremeersch Memory Evolutive Systems)
A "public mandate" proposal
Let me think..., the web log of the "secular monastery project"


MAT 200
MAT 211
MAT 312/AMS 351
MAT 514


September 28 2017 handout about curve jets, from a talk at TU Berlin
July 31 2017. Multi-focal tensors as invariant differential forms, and envelopes of line congruences (SIAM mini-symposium on algebraic vision, at Atlanta, Georgia)
September 27 2016. Computing for mathematics, 1st- and 2nd-year student seminar at SBU

Images and videos

Math graphics
Solar car
Box house

Unaffiliated links:

CMU Link Grammar    XTAG project    Attempto Project
Machine Intelligence Research Institute    OpenCog Foundation    OpenAI
Free Software Foundation    Electronic Frontier Foundation    Digital Government Society    Center for Democracy and Technology    Open Technology Institute
Participatory Budgetary Project    Public Banking Institute
Richard Stallman