Willie was born and raised in Mexico City. He later moved to the UK to complete his high school studies. In the fall of 2014, Willie arrived at Stanford to begin his undergraduate career in Mathematics. Interested in applications of mathematical theory, he later gained admission to the Master's program at ICME. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree under the advisory of Prof. Daniel Bump.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S., Stanford University, Computational and Mathematical Engineering (2018)
  • B.S., Stanford University, Mathematics (2017)

Stanford Advisors

Personal Interests

At a high level, Willie is mainly interested in applying mathematical theory to the solution of real world problems. His theoretical interests are wide-ranging and he is also interested in practical implementations.

Willie's current research focuses on Topological Quantum Computing (TQC). In particular, he studies the algebraic structure of the categories modeling the anyon systems required for the realization of TQC.

2017-18 Courses

Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Stanford University (1/2017)

    CME108: Introduction to Scientific Computing (Win and Sum 2017), CME100: Introduction to Vector Calculus (Spr 2017, Win and Spr 2018), and CME/EE263: Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems (Fall 2017)



  • Mathematics Grader, Stanford University (4/2015 - 10/2016)

    MATH113: Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, MATH120: Groups and Rings, and MATH171: Real Analysis



  • Mathematics Tutor, Stanford University (1/2017)

    Tutor at SUMO, the University's undergraduate mathematics organization.