If you're a student who is interested in working with me, please drop me an email and we can meet to discuss. As explained at length on my research interests page, I'm interested in combinatorics, with strong relations to group theory and topology, and with applications to certain problems in commutative algebra.

Don't worry if you don't know all the words on the research interests page, although it's helpful if you know some of them!

At Missisippi State, it would generally be useful to have had at least Foundations (MA 3053). Classes like Modern Algebra (MA 3163), Graph Theory (MA 4143), Discrete Math (MA 4133), Group Theory (MA 4163), or Topology (MA 4953) would also be useful and relevant.

The projects I have mostly involve either proving things, or computing things. (So it's better if you either have a good understanding of what a mathematical proof is, or else a good programming background.)

- Lee Hathcock, Fall 2016 - Spring 2017, in-progress.
- Bonnie Sessions, Spring 2013,
*EL-labelings of colored graph posets and exponential structures*.

- Bailey Swinford, Fall 2015,
*Divisibility of binomial coefficients at*.*p*=2Paper available here.

- Ethan Brockmann, Fall 2015,
*Independence polynomials of claw-free graphs and trees*. - Joshua Dean, Spring 2014,
*Homology using linear algebra*.Paper available here.

- Jonathan "Yoni" Marshall, Spring 2011,
*Ramsey theory: from finite to infinite*.(Washington University in St. Louis honors thesis)

Paper available here.