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Sam Spiro

Email: sspiro "at"
Office: AP&M 6436

I am an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and 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. 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.

Papers and Preprints:

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

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

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

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

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

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


For the Spring 2019 quarter I will be TAing Math 184A. My office hours are Tuesday 12:00-1:00, and Fridays 1:30-2:30 and 4:00-5:00. I am also available by appointment.

Past courses (and evaluations):