René Swarttouw (b. 1964 in The Hague, The Netherlands) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics of the VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Swarttouw is mainly a teacher of mathematics and has published a few papers on special functions and orthogonal polynomials. He is coauthor of the book Hypergeometric Orthogonal Polynomials and Their -Analogues (Koekoek, Lesky, and Swarttouw (2010)).
Swarttouw is coauthor of the following DLMF chapter