Web Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: September 22nd, 2021

Christopher Soto

https://christophersoto.me

Email: christopher.soto@columbia.edu
Mobile: Retracted from Web CV

Education


Columbia University, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

New York, NY
Fall 2021 – Present

Currently pursuing a BS in Computer Science with a focus on intelligent systems at Columbia Engineering.

Queens College of the City University of New York
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Mathematics

Queens, NY
2018 – 2021

  • Selected Graduate Coursework: Number Theory; Modern Abstract Algebra I

  • Selected Undergraduate Coursework: Quantum Computing; Mathematical Computing; Mathematical Models; Linear Programming and Game Theory; Intro to Topology; Data Structures; Object-Oriented Programming in C++ and Java; Discrete Structures; Abstract Algebra; Linear Algebra; Discrete Mathematics; Probability and Statistics I and II; Principles of Physics I and II; Differential Equations; Vector Calculus; Calculus I - III

Research Experience


Experimental Mathematics Lab at CUNY Queens College
Undergraduate Researcher

Virtual Research
August 2020 – Present

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
Summer Undergraduate Researcher

Virtual Research
June 2021 – July 2021

Algebraic Coding Theory Research at University of Puerto Rico
Undergraduate Researcher

Virtual Research
August 2020 – June 2021

East Tennessee State University and University of Puerto Rico REU
Summer Undergraduate Researcher

Virtual Research
June 2020 – August 2020

Experimental Mathematics Lab at CUNY Queens College
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Queens, NY
Fall 2018

Teaching Experience


Teaching Assistant, Queens College of the City University of New York
Undergraduate Level Courses:

2021

  • MATH 201 - Multivariable Calculus
    Instructor: Christopher R. H. Hanusa

Spring 2021
Enrollment: 20

Publications


  • Preferential and \(\boldsymbol{k}\)-Zone Parking Functions
    Rebecca Garcia, Parneet Gill, Pamela E. Harris, J. Carlos Martínez Mori,
    Christopher Soto, Pamela Vargas, Dwight Anderson Williams II

In preparation, 2021

  • The Expected Number of Distinct Consecutive Patterns in a Random Permutation
    Austin Allen, Dylan Cruz Fonseca, Veronica Dobbs, Egypt Downs, Evelyn Fokuoh,
    Anant Godbole, Sebastián Papanikolaou Costa, Christopher Soto, Lino Yoshikawa

Submitted, 2020
arXiv:2011.12179

  • Introducing Three Best Known Goppa Codes
    Jan L. Carrasquillo-López, Axel O. Gómez-Flores, Christopher Soto, Fernando Piñero

Submitted, 2020
arXiv:2010.07278

Presentations


Presenting Author(s) indicated by *:

  • Preferential and \(\boldsymbol{k}\)-Zone Parking Functions
    2022 Joint Mathematics Meetings
    Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Special Session on the MSRI Undergraduate Program
    Parneet Gill*, Christopher Soto*, Pamela Vargas*


Seattle, WA
January 2022

  • Preferential and \(\boldsymbol{k}\)-Zone Parking Functions
    2021 Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University
    Undergraduate Student Talks
    Parneet Gill, Christopher Soto*, Pamela Vargas


Virtual Meeting
October 2021

  • Preferential and \(\boldsymbol{k}\)-Zone Parking Functions
    2021 MATHFest XXXI, The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM)
    Undergraduate Student Talks
    Parneet Gill, Christopher Soto*, Pamela Vargas


Virtual Meeting
October 2021

  • Preferential and \(\boldsymbol{k}\)-Zone Parking Functions
    Young Mathematicians Conference at The Ohio State University
    Undergraduate Student Talks
    Parneet Gill*, Christopher Soto*, Pamela Vargas


Virtual Meeting
August 21st, 2021

  • Introducing Three Best Known Binary Goppa Codes
    2021 MAA MathFest
    MAA Undergraduate Student Paper Sessions
    Jan L. Carrasquillo-López, Axel O. Gómez-Flores, Christopher Soto*, Fernando Piñero


Virtual Meeting
August 4th, 2021

  • Preferential and \(\boldsymbol{k}\)-Zone Parking Functions
    Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    MSRI-UP 2021: Parking Functions: Choose your own adventure
    Parneet Gill*, Christopher Soto*, Pamela Vargas*


Virtual Meeting
July 23rd, 2021

  • Introducing Three Best Known Binary Goppa Codes
    The Interuniversity Seminar on Research in the Mathematical Sciences (SIDIM), UPR-Humacao
    Contributed Student Presentations
    Jan L. Carrasquillo-López, Axel O. Gómez-Flores, Christopher Soto*, Fernando Piñero


Virtual Meeting
February 26th, 2021

  • Enumerating ”Good” Permutations
    2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings
    AMS-MAA-SIAM Special Session on Research in Mathematics
    Undergraduates and Students in Post-Baccalaureate Programs, II
    Austin Allen*, Veronica Dobbs*, Sebastián Papanikolaou Costa, Christopher Soto*, Lino Yoshikawa*


Virtual Meeting
January 7th, 2021

  • A Short Tour Through the Wonders of the Field of Computational Complexity
    Bridging Mathematics and Computer Science, CUNY Queens College
    2019 CUNY Adjunct Incubator Project
    Christopher Soto


Flushing, NY
November 19th, 2019

Posters


Presenting Author(s) indicated by *:

  • Introducing Three Best Known Binary Goppa Codes
    2021 SACNAS - National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Digital Conference
    Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation
    Jan L. Carrasquillo-López, Axel O. Gómez-Flores, Christopher Soto*, Fernando Piñero


Virtual Meeting
October 2021

  • Introducing Three Best Known Binary Goppa Codes
    2021 Joint Mathematics Meetings
    MAA Undergraduate Student Poster Session
    Jan L. Carrasquillo-López, Axel O. Gómez-Flores, Christopher Soto*, Fernando Piñero


Virtual Meeting
January 7th, 2021

★ JMM 2021 MAA Virtual Student Poster Session - Honorable Mention Poster ★

Writing Contributions to the Profession


  • People Over Math: A Co-created Principle for Successful Research Communities
    Faculty authors: Rebecca Garcia, Pamela E. Harris, and Dwight Anderson Williams II
    Graduate student authors: J. Carlos Martínez Mori and Casandra Monroe
    Undergraduate student authors: Tomás Aguilar-Fraga, Yasmin Aguillon, Daniel Alofamoni Quiñonez, Dylan Alvarenga, Aalliyah Celestine, Parneet Gill, Imhotep Hogan, Jakeyl Johnson, Kobe Lawson-Chavanu, Lina Liu, Aaron Ortiz, Lauren Quesada, Cynthia Marie Rivera Sánchez, Christopher Soto, Camelle Tieu, Dirk Tolson III, Jacob van der Leeuw, Pamela Vargas


Submitted, 2021

Research Projects


  • ArtVote (https://artvote.net/)
    Currently working with Professor Christopher Hanusa in the Experimental Mathematics Lab at Queens College CUNY, where we are investigating the aesthetics of generative art. We generated thousands of different images incorporating randomness using Mathematica and are using Mathematical analysis and modeling to determine various preferences in style, color, density, and more to create more aesthetically pleasing art.

In-Progress

  • Apple-tite
    Created a mobile app that provides healthy food recipes and financial information for each recipe, as well as connects healthcare professionals and patients through a system I created called the CareID system. Provides various functions such as allowing users to add favorite recipes, allows caregivers / professionals to regulate patients health information and dietary restrictions. Funded by the Young Science Achievers Program, AT&T, and IBM. Mentored by Dr. Dean Saghafi-Ezaz, MD.

Completed: 2016

★ Westchester Smart Mobile App Contest 2016 - First Place ACCA Finance & Money App Award ★
★ Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP) 2016 - First Place Inventions ★

  • Mind's Eye
    Created a mobile app for patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Mind's Eye is a variation to the game Shake Loose a Memory which asks users various questions about their life and recent events, allowing the user to choose Yes or No, based on their recollection to the question asked. Results of the game could then be exported and shown to a medical professional to see whether an individual overtime may be experiencing memory issues. Funded by the Young Science Achievers Program, AT&T, and IBM. Mentored by Dr. Dean Saghafi-Ezaz, MD.

Completed: 2015

★ Westchester Science & Engineering Fair 2016 Special Award - Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award ★
★ Young Science Achievers Program (YSAP) 2015 - Second Place Inventions ★

Awards and Honors


  • Math Alliance Scholar, The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences
    Awarded to underrepresented undergraduates with potential to receive a doctoral degree in a mathematical science.

2020

Technical Skills


  • Languages: Python, Java, C/C++, Lua, LaTeX
  • Applications and Frameworks: Mathematica, SageMath, Cirq, Qiskit, NumPy, Matplotlib, pandas, Voro++
  • Miscellaneous: Git, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap