Patricia Hersh's Home Page

Patricia Hersh
Box 8205
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8205

Email: plhersh at ncsu dot edu
Phone: 919-515-2385
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 University-Bloomington for several years, a postdoc at MSRI (fall 2004), Michigan (2001-2004) and the University of Washington (1999-2001), went to grad school at MIT (1995-1999), and undergrad at Harvard (1991-1995). 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.


Here are my papers, talk slides, and CV. This work is supported by NSF grants DMS-1200730 (during 2012-16) and DMS-1500987 (during 2015-18).

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 University-Bloomington 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 2012--present) and Proceedings of the AMS (combinatorics editor, February 2014--present).

Some helpful organizations: NSF, AMS, AWM, MAA and SIAM.


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