Max Wakefield

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I study problems in combinatorics, commutative algebra, and algebraicgeometry. 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.

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

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.

Recent and forthcoming conferences and workshops

Contact Information:

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


Tel: 410-293-678

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