Homepage of Sven (Carel) Polak


PhD-student at the University of Amsterdam
Supervisor: Lex Schrijver

Contact information:

Email: s.c.polak@uva.nl

Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics,
University of Amsterdam.
Visiting address: (map)
- Room F3.28,
- Science Park 105-107, 3rd floor (entrance via NIKHEF),
- 1098 XG Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Postal address:
- P.O. Box 94248,
- 1090 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


- S.C. Polak, New nonbinary code bounds based on divisibility arguments, Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 86 (4) (2018), 861-874, PDF, ArXiv:1606.05144
- B.M. Litjens, S.C. Polak, A. Schrijver, Semidefinite bounds for nonbinary codes based on quadruples, Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 84 (1) (2017), 87-100, PDF, ArXiv:1602.02531


- S.C. Polak, Semidefinite programming bounds for constant weight codes, ArXiv:1703.05171 (2017)
- A.E. Brouwer, S.C. Polak, Uniqueness of codes using semidefinite programming, ArXiv:1709.021951 (2017). Link to computer programs used for this paper.
- B.M. Litjens, S.C. Polak, V. Sivaraman, Sum-perfect graphs, ArXiv:1710.07546 (2017)

Teaching (exercise classes):

- 2015/2016: Analysis on the real line; Introductory graph theory
- 2016/2017: Algebra 2 (ring and field theory); Galois theory
- 2017/2018: Linear algebra; Functional analysis


- Algorithms for the network analysis of bilateral tax treaties, Master thesis at the CWI/CPB/UvA under supervision of Guido Schaefer, 2014
Kwadratische Vormen, Bachelor thesis at the UvA (in Dutch) under supervision of Gerard van der Geer, 2012