Author ORCID Identifier


Date of Award

Spring 6-9-2024

Document Type

Thesis (Ph.D.)

Department or Program


First Advisor

Vladimir Chernov

Second Advisor

Peter Doyle


The Jones polynomial and Khovanov homology are powerful invariants in knot theory. Their computations are known to be NP-Hard and it can be quite a challenge to directly compute either of them for a general knot. We develop explicit algorithms for the Jones polynomial and discuss the implementation of an algorithm for Khovanov homology. Using this we tabulate the invariants for millions of knots, generate statistics on them, and formulate conjectures for Legendrian and transversely simple knots.