Matt Willis



Contact Matt Willis
Email: Matthew.Willis@conncoll.edu
Mailbox: 5592
Office: Bill Hall 315C
Phone: (860) 439-2943
Fax: (860) 439-2722

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

Education
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.S., The College of New Jersey

Specializations
Pure mathematics
Combinatorics
Statistics
Linear algebra

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. 

Publications

His publications may be viewed at: http://arxiv.org/find/all/1/all:+EXACT+Matthew_J_Willis/0/1/0/all/0/1

Conferences attended

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.

Recent presentations

"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.

Visit the mathematics department website. 

Majoring in Mathematics.