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

**Office: ** AP&M 6436

I am a second 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.
I am currently reading with 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.

- Random Graphs Induced by Catalan Pairs (with Daniël Kroes). In Preparation.
- Ballot Permutations, Odd Order Permutations, and a New Permutation Statistic. Submitted, 2018.
- Saturation Games for Odd Cycles. Submitted, 2018.
- 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.

For the Winter 2019 quarter I will be TAing Math 120A.
My office hours will be Tuesdays 11:00-12:00 on Fridays 12:00-2:00.
I am also available by appointment.

Past courses (and evaluations):

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

- My last name is pronounced "Spear-o."
- Banach Barski.
- I have Erdős number 3.
- 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.