## Monica Vazirani

Professor of Mathematics

#### Research Interests

Representation theory, combinatorics, discrete math, Hecke algebras

crystal graphs, DAHA, KLR algebras, parking functions

**
Publications/Preprints**
**
**

**Teaching **

In 04-05 I was the faculty adviser for the UC Davis
Math Club .

I am currently involved in
Math Cafe, a mathematics-related club at the University of California, Davis,
founded with the goal of encouraging students to succeed and continue their educations
in mathematic fields.
It seeks for ways to let students tackle mathematics more comfortably and confidently
outside of the classroom.
The main focus is on females as they are an underrepresented minority in mathematics,
but all people are welcome to visit.
Winter13 MathCafe meets Wednesday Evenings 4:00 - 6:00 PM
114 North Hall (Women's Center Library).

If you are speaking in the
Discrete Mathematics Seminar
here is some information
for speakers.

**
****Other**

Some upcoming
conferences

Local Highlights:

The **
2011
Math Fest
**
was July 13.
This event is open to the public, and high school students and their families are
especially encouraged to attend.
Our featured speaker was Dr. Robert Lang, origami expert.

Hear an
interview
with Dr. Lang on
Insight radio show,
hosted by Capital Public Radio's Jeffrey Callison.

From past MathFests (2009, 2008), hear
Dr. Perry's
interview
(cryptographer), and
Art Benjamin's
interview
.

11th-13th of September, 2009:
Algebra and Topology in Interaction
in honor of Professor Dmitry Fuchs 70th Birthday, at UCD

There was a special public lecture by Professor Tabachnikov on
**Flavors of "bicycle mathematics"**, very apt for Davis!!!

The 2008 meeting of the
Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference
was April 12-13, 2008 at **UC Davis**.
Many thanks to the NSF and DE Shaw for their sponsorship and support.

The
**Bay Area Discrete Math Day**
will be at UC Davis in October 2011.

Past
**Bay Area Discrete Math Days**
were at
was at UCD in Spring 2009;
**
UC Davis campus,
**
Saturday, October 22, 2005,
and at
Google,
April 2006 and October 2007, at
MSRI
(in Berkeley) on October 21, 2006,
SFSU on Saturday, April 14, 2007,
MSRI on April 5, 2008,
Stanford
Saturday Sept 27, 2008.
The main conference site is housed at
**http://math.sfsu.edu/badmath/
**

In addition to our
Discrete Mathematics and Representation Theory Seminar,
(and the new Student Run DM & RT Seminar)
there are several seminars around the Bay Area, such as
UCB's
RTG
seminar,
UCB's
Combinatorics
seminar,
SFSU's
Algebra-Geometry-Combinatorics
Seminar.

#### Contact Information

Office: 3224 MSB (Mathematical Sciences Building)

Phone:new, my skype-in phone is: 530 554 2596 (old phone was : (530) 752-2218)

Fax: (530) 752.6635

E-mail:
vazirani@math.ucdavis.edu

Mailing address:

UC Davis

Department of Mathematics

One Shields Ave

Davis, CA 95616-8633

Click here
to get a listing of M. Vazirani's papers from the AMS MathSciNet with links to
Mathematical Reviews.

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