Research interests: combinatorics, particularly as it relates to fields like
topology, commutative algebra, representation theory and theoretical
I'm especially interested in
combinatorial methods for studying topological structure, often with
algebraic applications in mind.
students: Ruth Davidson, a fifth year Ph.D. student at NCSU (with coadvisor
Seth Sullivant) and Nicole Gin (current third year Ph.D. student).
Rebecca Swanson, Indiana
University-Bloomington 2010 Ph.D., now a teaching associate professor at Colorado School of Mines.
Daniel Jordan also did some research with me at Indiana, though Michael Larsen was his Ph.D. advisor there.
Triangle Lectures in
Combinatorics (TLC), series of combinatorial workshops. Next meeting is February 22, 2014 at UNC Chapel Hill. Most recent meeting
was September 21, 2013 at NCSU with speakers: George Andrews (Penn State), Matt Beck (San Francisco State University), Robin Pemantle (U Penn) and Victoria Powers (Emory).
I serve on the TLC Steering Committee with
Nathan Reading (NCSU),
Ezra Miller (Duke),
Scott Provan (UNC Chapel
Seth Sullivant (NCSU).
AMS Committee on the Profession panel discussion on "Online courses: benefits and pitfalls", coorganized with Dan Abramovich (Brown), to be held at the
Joint Math Meetings, Baltimore, MD,
January 15-18, 2014.