I study problems in combinatorics, commutative algebra, and algebraic geometry. I am particularly interested in algebraic, geometric and combinatorial aspects of hyperplane arrangements (it's a "(3,8)-net"). For example, the picture to the left is an interesting arrangement of hyperplanes. I have also become interested in cryptology, coding theory, topological data analysis, and some problems in operations research.
I am the faculty representative for the US Naval Academy Rock climbing team https://www.usna.edu/MidActivities/ECA/Rock_Climbing.php.
I was born in Kodiak, Alaska and grew up in Seattle, Washington. My father is a retired crab fisherman so I was fortunate 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.
Department of Mathematics, Chauvenet Hal
The United States Naval Academy
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