Robbie Weber
Contact: rtweber2 [at] cs [dot] washington [dot] edu I'm an assistant teaching professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I earned my Ph.D. in 2020 as part of UW CSE's Theory Group; I was advised by Shayan Oveis Gharan and Anna Karlin. I spend most of my time teaching a wide array of theory and theoryadjacent CSE courses. I try to make theoretical CS approachable, interesting, and useful for all of my students. I do research on CS education, focused on practical ways to make theory courses better. When I still do theory research, it is advising undergraduates in algorithm design for graph problems and combinatorial questions. CV (updated June 2024) 

Publications and Preprints Using Alternative Grading in a NonMajor Algorithms Course Pairing Things Off: Counting Stable Matchings, Finding Your
Ride, and Designing Tournaments A Simply Exponential Upper Bound on the Maximum Number of Stable Matchings Embeddedwidth: A variant of treewidth for plane graphs Talk Notes Every week the theory group has a talk where a group member describes a (hopefully) cute and interesting result over lunch. Notes from some of my talks are below. Trying to fit the contents of these notes into the 30 minute time slot is still an open problem.
Teaching For 20242025, I'll be teaching CSE 311 in Fall, CSE 312 in Winter, and CSE 332 in Spring. In the past, I've taught: Contact If you have a question about enrolling in one of my classes, you probably need to talk to CSE's advising staff, not me. Fun PoCSci Talks Every year, UW CSE Ph.D. students hold PoCSci (a conference on "research" that is Potentially Computer Science) and HotPoCSci (a workshop on hot topics in PoCSci). These are absolutely, totally 100% serious conferences, with definitelyreal and possiblyreviewed research. They are not just joke talks about grad school life given at the usual happy hour time. Slides and notes from my talks are below: HotPoCSci 2018: A New Branch of Graph Theory HotPoCSci 2019: A Workshop Proposal PoCSci 2019: A New Course Offering PoCSci 2022: Active Learning for Active Learning PoCSci 2023: Make It Fit I have blog, which gets on average less than 1 post per year. So far I mainly use it to try to convince everyone the probability of getting a perfect March Madness bracket is much much better than 1 in 9 quintillion. When I'm not teaching computer science or staring at a whiteboard, I do have hobbies!
