Professor of Mathematics
Representation theory, combinatorics, discrete math, Hecke algebras
crystal graphs, DAHA, KLR algebras, parking functions
- Past teaching:
In 04-05 I was the faculty adviser for the UC Davis
Math Club .
I am currently involved in
(which used to be Math Cafe),
a mathematics-related club at the University of California, Davis,
founded with the goal of encouraging students to succeed and continue their education
in mathematic fields.
It seeks for ways to let students tackle mathematics more comfortably and confidently
outside of the classroom.
A focus is on females as they are an underrepresented minority in mathematics,
but people of all genders are welcome to visit.
Fall 2017, STEM Cafe meets certain evenings close to midterms and finals in
114 North Hall (Women's Center Library).
(Fall 2017: Tues Oct 24,31,Nov7, Nov21,Nov28,Dec 5 3:30-5:30pm;
Thurs Oct26,Nov2,Nov9, Nov23, Nov30, Dec7 4:30-6:30pm)
Additionally, WRRC is happy to send a representative to your classroom
to give info.
If you are speaking in the
Discrete Mathematics Seminar
here is some information
From recent conferences,
here are my slides from my Invited Address on
Combinatorics, categorification, and crystals
at the AMS sectional at UC Riverside;
Fall Western Sectional Meeting
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
November 4-5, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)
where I also co-organized a
Special Session on
Combinatorial Representation Theory
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.
with Dr. Lang on
Insight radio show,
hosted by Capital Public Radio's Jeffrey Callison.
From past MathFests (2009, 2008), hear
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.
Bay Area Discrete Math Day
was held at UC Davis in October 2011.
Bay Area Discrete Math Days
was at UCD in Spring 2009;
UC Davis campus,
Saturday, October 22, 2005,
April 2006 and October 2007, at
(in Berkeley) on October 21, 2006,
SFSU on Saturday, April 14, 2007,
MSRI on April 5, 2008,
Saturday Sept 27, 2008.
The main conference site is housed at
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
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
Department of Mathematics
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616-8633
to get a listing of M. Vazirani's papers from the AMS MathSciNet with links to
(Note: You or your institution must have a
valid MathSciNet subscription.)
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