Connor Ahlbach
Curriculum Vitae
Educational Background:
- Archbishop Riordan High School, 2005 - 2009
- Harvey Mudd College, 2009 - 2013, Major: Mathematics, Thesis Advisor: Prof. Francis Su
- University of Washington Ph.D. Math Program, 2013 - May 2019 (Expected), PhD Advisor: Prof. Sara Billey
I was a teaching assistant for:
- Math 124, Differential Calculus: Autumn 2013
- Math 120, Precalculus: Winter 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014, Autumn 2014, Winter 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2018.
I taught the following classes, as the primary instructor:
I am currently working on a linear algebra textbook. You can find my current draft at Euclidean Linear Algebra.
I have also taught mathematics in other settings:
- Math Circle at University of Washington, since Spring 2018.
- I was an apprentice instructor at MathILy, Mathematics Infused with Levity, in Summer 2018.
- Math Prep 1 and 2 through Freedom Education Project Puget Sound at Washington Correction Center for Women, Gig Harbor from October 2018 - March 2019.
I was/am a research mentor for the Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab,
(WXML), on the following projects:
Published Papers:
Other Papers:
Math Talks:
- "The Sliding Game" (Rectification of Young Tableaux) on May 2, 2019 (Upcoming)
- "Cyclic Sieving, Necklaces, and Branching Rules Related to Thrall's Problem" in UW Combinatorics Seminar on April 17, 2019, Summary
- "Sum and Intersection of Subspaces in Introductory Linear Algebra" in Innovative and Effective Ways to Teach Linear Algebra section at Joint Math Meetings 2019, Slides
- "Cyclic Sieving, Necklaces, and Branching Rules" in Combinatorics and Graph Theory section at Joint Math Meetings 2019, Slides
- Poster Session on "Refined Cyclic Sieving on Words for the Major Index Statistic" at Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics Conference 2017, Poster
Mathematical Research Interests:
Algebraic Combinatorics: The Symmetric Group, Symmetric Functions, Schur Functions, Young Tableaux, Permutation Statistics, Cyclic Sieving Phenomena.
I am interested in combinatorial objects themselves, their elegant properties, and their importance in algebra. Mathematics never ceases to surprise
me by connecting ideas that on the surface seem unrelated.
Other Interests and Activities:
- Kajukenbo, a mixed martial arts style, from 2000 to 2013
- Aikido, at Two Cranes Aikido, from 2014 to Present
- Magic the Gathering
- Favorite Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Favorite Book: The Brothers Karamazov
- Favorite Movie Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Favorite Movie: Spirited Away
- Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons, Favorite Episode: Girls Just Want to Have Sums (Season 17, Episode 19)
- Favorite Anime Series: Avatar, the Last Airbender
- Favorite Soccer Team: Arsenal
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