Hey. The name’s Ilia Chtcherbakov. Some call me ischtche (pronounced itchy). I am an undergraduate math student at the University of Waterloo and this is my math ‘blog. It’s not as good as some of the other ‘blogs out there, but I try my best.

I am an algebraic combinatorialist in every sense of the term, and I have an intense interest in the theory of matroids. Some of my other interests include enumeration, algebraic graph theory, and Galois theory, and in what little spare time is left, non-classical logic. I eat my corn in rows, not spirals, ha ha.

I used to be very good at making computers do what I want, but now I mostly use TeX, SageMath, and the J language to do my computing. You can sometimes find me sulking around on freenode, in #puremathclub and #jsoftware.

This website was hastily cobbled together using Jekyll with the default theme, minima. MathJax is responsible for rendering the math. Currently I have no comments engine, though this may change in the far future.

“Когда у общества нет цветовой дифференциации штанов, то нет цели!” – Кин-дза-дза!