I am Fernando Sánchez Villaamil, a PhD candidate at the Theoretical Computer Science chair at RWTH Aachen University since 2012. I am originally from the Canary Islands (Spain). While in Spain I attended a German school. With my German highschool degree in hand, I came to Germany in 2005 for my studies also at RWTH Aachen University. After an internship in the USA at Siemens working in Data Mining I came back to Aachen to pursue my PhD under my advisor Peter Rossmanith. Have a look at my CV.
I mainly work on Fixed Parameter Tractability, mostly on Algorithm Design for graph problems. Lately I have dabbled in Complex Networks, trying to apply deep mathematical results from graph theory to aid their analysis and the design of new algorithms.
I paid for my studies by assisting at teaching and programming. I've worked extensively with Java, Python and C and I've written nontrivial code in C++, JavaScript, Haskell and Elisp. I am mainly comfortable using Linux. I'm known to solve this or that problem with a quick 150 characters shell command.
In my free time I listen to more music than is healthy, read a few books, watch movies and conjure pseudodeep philosophies.
Talks
 The presentation Fun with Parameterized Complexity at the NCSU Theory Seminar together with Felix Reidl.
 My lecture about MSOchecking on graphs for Blair Sullivan's CSC707 'Theory of computation' course.
 The presentation at ICALP 2014 of the paper A Faster Parameterized Algorithm for Treedepth.
 A talk on the finished treedepth algorithm at the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen.
 A talk on the problem of computing treedepth held at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University.
Publications
 A practical fpt algorithm for Flow Decomposition and transcript assembly
 Width, depth and space
 Characterising bounded expansion by neighbourhood complexity
 Fast Biclustering by Dual Parameterization
IPEC 2015

Kernelization and Sparseness: the case of Dominating
Set
STACS 2016

ZigZag Numberlink is NPComplete
Journal of Information Processing

Hyperbolicity, degeneracy, and expansion of
random intersection graphs
WAW / Internet Mathematics

Structural Sparsity of Complex Networks:
Random Graph Models and Linear Algorithms
Work in progress
 Finite Integer Index of Pathwidth
and Treewidth
IPEC 2014
 A
Faster Parameterized Algorithm for Treedepth
ICALP 2014

Kernelization Using Structural Parameters on
Sparse Graph Classes.
ESA 2013 / Journal of Computer and System Sciences

Hierarchical Clustering for RealTime Stream
Data with Noise.
SSDBM 2011

BlackandWhite Threshold Graphs.
CATS 2011

Implementation of an Automated Proof for an
Algorithm Solving the Maximum Independent Set Problem.
2009, Technical Report