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Department of Mathematics
Padelford C-445
University of Washington
Box 354350
Seattle, WA 98195-4350
Phone: 206-616-3107
Fax: 206-543-0397
email: billey at-sign

Current Projects

I am a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington in the sometimes sunny city of Seattle. Here is my curriculum vitae which "provides an overview of a person's life and qualifications" according to wikipedia. See also my Google scholar page. Below are some of my current projects:

Research Overview

My research is in algebraic combinatorics. Combinatorics is the study of counting and bijective proofs, so an algebraic combinatorialists counts algebraic objects. In particular, I am interested in Schubert polynomials, Schubert varieties, flag manifolds, Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, Stanley symmetric functions, Bruhat order, Weyl group and root systems of all types etc. I am a strong advocate of using computers to do math research, in particular for obtaining data for conjectures and computer verified proofs. Recently, I have been interested in problems which are not decidable by any possible algorithm in finite time.


Upcoming/Recent Talks

Recent Publications, Preprints

Also, check the Mathematics ArXiv

Consulting Policy

I am available as a mathematical consultant for a couple weeks per year. I analyze combinatorial problems, lecture on special topics, answer standard math questions, do literature reviews etc. The fee will be $1500 for the first day, paid up front. While I understand that this fee is high, I feel it is justified since I will have to take time away from my research and my students (who pay about $100/hour each).

Current and Former Ph.D Students

Other Fun Stuff