# Alexander Woo

**Office:** Brink Hall 312

**Office hours:** By appointment in the summer; TBA and by appointment in the Fall. You are welcome
to drop in anytime my door is open (and if my door is closed, knock
and ask).

**Office phone:** (208)-885-6741

**Email:** awoo@uidaho.edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Mathematics
at the University of Idaho.

### Courses and Teaching

This Fall I will be teaching Math 315: Topics in Pure Mathematics and Math 579: Combinatorics. I will be covering map coloring and voting in Math 315. Math 579 will cover the first 3 chapters and bits of the 4th in Stanley's Enumerative Combinatorics book.

### Research

If you are an undergraduate student and interested in trying to solve
unsolved problems about drawing graphs (the kind with vertices and
edges, not the kind you see in Calculus), combinatorics of
permutations, or solving nonlinear equations involving determinants,
please get in touch. It is much easier to talk and hear about
problems than to read and write about them, so I haven't written
anything to put up here. (Besides, I might want to save some of these
problems for students rather than broadcasting them to everyone.)

If you are a graduate student interested in working in enumerative,
algebraic, or geometric combinatorics or in more concrete aspects of
algebraic geometry or commutative algebra, please talk to me.

If perchance you are looking at this web page and not one of my students
or potential students, then you are probably interested in my research.
Briefly put, I try to find things out about the algebraic geometry
and combinatorics of Schubert varieties and related objects. You
can look at my papers and talks.
If you want the list of almost everything I have done as a
mathematician, here is my Curriculum
Vita.

### Old Job Materials

I think it is a worthwhile service for people who are interested knowing about the
job search process in mathematics (which includes but is not limited to potential
mathematicians) to see some examples of what applicants submit
as part of their applications. I have posted some parts of my
old applications,