Nathan Cordner

PhD Student

Boston University Department of Computer Science


Current Interests: Algorithms and Optimization with Dr. Alina Ene and Dr. Lorenzo Orecchia

Previous Work: Algebraic Geometry with Dr. Tyler Jarvis of Brigham Young University

Curriculum Vitae: LinkedIn


Current Assignment (Fall 2017, Spring 2018): Teaching Fellow for CS 111, Introduction to Computer Science I

Previous Experience (at BYU):

  • Graduate Student Instructor for Calculus I, II, and III, and Business Calculus
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for Calculus I and Foundations of Mathematics (an introductory proofs course)
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Intro to Computer Programming


Check out my YouTube channel where I post original compositions and arrangements of songs for french horn and piano

A Recent Project:

I'm a first year doctoral student, specializing in algorithms and theory. My previous degrees are in mathematics, with emphasis in algebraic geometry. Before coming to BU, I also worked for a year as a software engineer at Vecna Technologies in Cambridge, MA.

When not working on academic things, I enjoy playing music and visiting the many historic sites in Boston with my wife.