Patricia Hersh's Home Page
Patricia Hersh
Box 8205
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 276958205
Email: plhersh at ncsu dot edu
Phone: 9195152385
Office location: 3122 SAS Hall
Welcome to my home page. I am a professor in the
math department
at
North Carolina State University.
Before this, I was a faculty member at
Indiana UniversityBloomington for several years,
a postdoc at MSRI (fall 2004),
Michigan (20012004) and
the
University of Washington (19992001), went to grad school at
MIT (19951999), and undergrad at
Harvard (19911995).
I spent fall 2010 visiting
Cornell
thanks to the very generous support of the
Ruth Michler
Prize of the
Association for Women in Mathematics
(AWM).
Richard Stanley was my
Ph.D. advisor, and
Phil Hanlon was my NSF postdoc sponsoring scientist at Michigan;
Persi Diaconis was my undergraduate advisor.
Research:
Here are my
publications,
talk slides, and
CV. This work
is supported by NSF grants DMS1200730 (during 201216) and DMS1500987 (during 201518).
Research interests: combinatorics, particularly as it relates to fields like
topology, commutative algebra, representation theory and theoretical
computer science.
I'm especially interested in
combinatorial methods for studying topological structure, often with
algebraic applications in mind.
Ph.D.
students: Ruth Davidson, NCSU 2014 Ph.D. (with coadvisor
Seth Sullivant), now an NSF postdoc at UIUC math and computer science departments.
Rebecca Swanson, Indiana
UniversityBloomington 2010 Ph.D., now a teaching associate professor at Colorado School of Mines. Chetak Hossain and Grace Stadnyk are currently
working with me.
Editorial boards: SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (January 2012present) and Proceedings of the AMS (combinatorics editor, February 2014present).
Some helpful
organizations:
NSF,
AMS,
AWM,
MAA and
SIAM.
Teaching:
Current semester:

Math 416  Introduction to Combinatorics. MWF 10:4011:30am, SAS 2106. Textbook: Introductory Combinatorics (fifth edition) by Richard Brualdi. Office Hours: Mondays 12pm, Wednesdays 11:30am12:30pm.
Previous semesters:
Seminar and conference organizing:
Currently coorganizing:
Recently organized/coorganized:

70th birthday conference for Richard Stanley at MIT (Cambridge, MA), June 2327, 2014. Coorganized with
Karen Collins (Wesleyan),
Caroline Klivans (Brown), and
Alex Postnikov (MIT).

AMS Committee on the Profession panel discussion on "Online courses: benefits and pitfalls", coorganized with
Dan Abramovich (Brown), held at the
Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD,
January 1518, 2014.

AMS special session on algebraic combinatorics, Oxford, MS, March 13, 2013. Coorganized with
Dennis Stanton.

AMS Committee on the Profession panel discussion on "Getting Started as a Research Mathematician", held at the Joint Math Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 912, 2013.

AWM Schafer minisymposium in memory of
Alice T. Schafer,
AMS/MAA/SIAM/AWM joint meetings,
New Orleans, Jan. 69, 2011. Five talks and a panel discussion on ``Getting Started as a Research Mathematician'', by
Schafer prize winners. Coorganized with
Sami Assaf (MIT then, USC now) and
Cheryl Grood (Swarthmore).
 AMS special session on
Topology and Combinatorics, Syracuse, NY,
Oct. 23, 2010. Coorganized with
Laura Anderson (SUNY Binghamton).
Older events previously organized/coorganized: