# Welcome to my website!

I am an associate professor of mathematics at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. I began my position at Wake in 2010, after finishing a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California (partly at UC-Berkeley and partly at UC-San Diego). I also spent time as a postdoctoral fellow at CRM and as an assistant professor at Davidson College. For my PhD, I studied symmetric functions and Macdonald polynomials with advisor Jim Haglund at the University of Pennsylvania.

## Contact Information

The best way to reach me is via email:masonsk at wfu dot edu

but snail mail will reach me at:

Department of Mathematics

Wake Forest University

127 Manchester Hall

Winston Salem, NC 27109

My office is room 334 in Manchester Hall. My office telephone number is (336) 758-4083.

## Research Interests

My main research interests are in algebraic combinatorics and symmetric functions. The types of problems I work on typically involve investigating structural properties of symmetric, quasisymmetric, and nonsymmetric polynomials. I have recently also been thinking about weighted voting, simple games, and combinatorial game theory.

## Courses Taught

Fall 2018: Linear Algebra (MST121) |

Previous Semesters: Mathematical puzzles and games (FYS100) |

Counting on sustainable energy (FYS100) |

Discrete mathematics (MST117) |

Calculus I and II (MST111,112) |

Linear algebra (MST121) |

Combinatorics I and II (MST348/648, 349/649) |

Graph Theory (MST347/647) |

by S K Mason.