Patricia Hersh's Home Page
Patricia Hersh
Box 8205
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 276958205
Email: either plhersh at ncsu dot edu or plhersh12 at gmail dot com
Office phone: 9195152385
Office location: 3122 SAS Hall
Welcome to my home page. I am an associate 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
papers,
talk slides, and
CV. This work
is supported by NSF grant DMS1200730.
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.
Editorial boards: SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (January 2012present) and Proceedings of the AMS (February 2014present).
Some helpful
organizations:
NSF,
AMS,
AWM,
MAA and
SIAM.
Teaching:
Upcoming semester:

Math 591  Combinatorial Commutative Algebra (spring 2015)  graduate topics class. Tuesdays and Thursdays 34:15pm. Textbook: Combinatorial Commutative Algebra by Ezra Miller and Bernd Sturmfels.
Past semester:

Math 753  Graduate Algebraic Topology (spring 2014)  second half of a yearlong prelim course. Textbook: Algebraic Topology by
Allen Hatcher (click on the link for the author's web page for various lecture notes in topology).
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) 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:
Links:
Here are some
math links.