Sam Spiro

Email: sspiro "at"
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.

Papers and Preprints:

  1. Random Graphs Induced by Catalan Pairs (with Daniël Kroes). In Preparation.

  2. Ballot Permutations, Odd Order Permutations, and a New Permutation Statistic. Submitted, 2018.

  3. Saturation Games for Odd Cycles. Submitted, 2018.

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

  5. 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):