Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics.

I am on sabbatical for the 2014-2015 year. I will be in Eugene Oregon in the fall, Europe in the winter (Pisa, Itally; Friebourg, Switzerland; Kaiserslautern, Germany), and Sapporo, Japan in the Spring.

hyperplanesI study problems in combinatorics, commutative algebra, and algebraic geometry. I am particularly interested in algebraic, geometric and combinatorial aspects of Hyperplane Arrangements. For example, the picture to the left is an interesting arrangement of hyperplanes. I have also become interested in Cryptology, Coding Theory, and Linear Programming.

  • Here you can find my CV.
  • Here is a a little note about my recent and current research (it is a little out dated).
  • Go here for a list of my papers.

I organize our Math Departments ``Basic Notions'' seminar. Go here to see our past and future talks. 

Recent and forthcoming conferences and workshops

My Background:

I was born in Kodiak, Alaska and grew up in Seattle, Washington. My father is a retired crab fisherman so I was furtunate enough to spend a few summers living on a crab boat. I was a full time airplane mechanic at Boeing (50-60 hrs per week) while I did my undergraduate studies at Seattle University (1996-2001). Then I went to University of Oregon for graduate school and graduated with a PhD in Mathematics in 2006. From 2006-2008 I was a postdoctoral fellow at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan supported by the NSF international research fellowship program and the NSF Japan program. And in 2008 I came to Annapolis, Maryland. I officially received tenure August 2013.

Contact Information:

Department of Mathematics, Chauvenet Hal
The United States Naval Academy
572 Holloway Road, Annapolis, MD 21402

Email::wakefiel(at)usna.edu

Tel: 410-293-6783

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