Nelly Villamizar


Department of Mathematics, Swansea University

Postal address:

Swansea University Bay Campus

Department of Mathematics, Computational Foundry

Office: 303

Fabian Way, SA1 8EN, Swansea, UK

Office phone: +44 (0)1792 29 5852

E-mail address: n.y.villamizar(at)

Since January 2017, I am a Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Swansea University. My research interests are applied algebraic geometry, and commutative algebra, in particular, their applications for solving problems arising in geometric modeling and Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD). Here is a list of my publications (with abstracts). Previously, from 2013 to 2017, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Group of Symbolic Computation at RICAM, in Linz, Austria.


Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Oslo, Norway, 2012.

M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Bordeaux 1, France, 2007

Leiden University, The Netherlands, 2006

Erasmus Mundus Master ALGANT: ALgebra, Geometry And Number Theory.

B.Sc., Mathematics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2005.

*I also studied Microbiology for one year (2000-2001) at the Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia.

Upcoming/Recent events:

🎙️ BBC Wales Science Café: iplayer

🎥 Soapbox Science on July 8th 2017.

🎥 Geometrically continuous splines on surfaces of arbitrary topology

Other event participation:

Teaching Semester 2 (2016/17):

Teaching Semester 1 (2017/18):

Lecture notes (skeleton) [pdf]