Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Joined Connecticut College: 2012
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S., The College of New Jersey
Matt Willis's research area is algebraic combinatorics, with ties to representation theory. More specifically, he is interested in tableaux descriptions of polynomials which are often initially defined in a representation theoretical setting. These tableaux descriptions can lead to new information and characteristics for such polynomials.
He teaches Calculus B, Discrete Mathematics; Introduction to Statistics and Linear Algebra.
His publications may be viewed at: http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+EXACT+Matthew_J_Willis/0/1/0/all/0/1
Joint Math Meetings: 2013 in San Diego, 2012 in Boston.
Triangle Lectures in Combinatorics: North Carolina State University in September 2012 and April 2011, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in November 2011, Duke University in September 2010.
"Analyzing Sets of Demazure Tableaux and Their Convexity," MAA MD-DC-VA, Sectional meeting at Virginia Military Institute, October 2012.
"Combinatorics of Young Diagrams and Tableaux," Faculty Interest Presentations, Math and CS Colloquium at Hampden-Sydney College, October 2012.
"Convexity of the Set of Demazure Tableaux in Type A," Geometric Methods in Representation Theory Seminar at UNC Chapel Hill, November 2011.
"Combinatorial Descriptions of Characters and Other Fun Things with Young Tableaux," GMA Visions Seminar at UNC Chapel Hill, October 2011.