# Sam Spiro

**Email: **sspiro "at" ucsd.edu

**Office: ** AP&M 5801

I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and third year math PhD student at UC San Diego.
My research interests are in combinatorics, and I am particularly interested in graph theory, extremal combinatorics, and enumerative combinatorics.
My advisers are Fan Chung-Graham and Jacques Verstraete.
My CV can be found here.

With Jason O'Neill I co-organize the Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar at UCSD. For more info, see here.

With Vaki Nikitopoulos
I co-organize the Graduate Student Seminar at UCSD. For more info, see here.

### Papers and Preprints:

- Slow Fibonacci Walks (with Fan Chung and Ron Graham).
Submitted, 2019

- Random Graphs Induced by Catalan Pairs (with Daniël Kroes).
Submitted, 2019.

- Ballot Permutations and Odd Order Permutations.
Submitted, 2018.

- Saturation Games for Odd Cycles.
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2019.

- Polynomial Relations Between Matrices of Graphs.
Journal of Graph Theory, 2018.

- Forbidden Families of Minimal Quadratic and Cubic Configurations (with Attila Sali).
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2017.

### Teaching

I am currently funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and not TAing anything this quarter. A list of past courses (and evaluations) can be found below.

Past courses (and evaluations):

- Math 184: Combinatorics. FA17.
- Math 110A: Complex Analysis. WI19.
- Math 202A: Graduate Linear Algebra. FA18.
- Math 110A: Partial Differential Equations. FA18.
- Math 152: Game Theory. SP18.
- Math 20C: Calculus III. FA17.

### Miscellaneous

- My last name is pronounced "Spear-o."
- I am happy to send the (not necessarily polished) code that I've used in my research projects to anyone interested.
- Banach Barski.
- An expository paper on the Fourier analysis of Boolean Functions, written as part of the University of Chicago REU program.
- If you're an undergraduate math major interested in studying abroad, the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program might be of interest to you.
- Some of my favorite books.