# Sam Spiro

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

**Office: ** AP&M 6446

I am a first year math PhD student at UC San Diego. My research interests are in combinatorics, and I am particularly interested in (spectral) graph theory and extremal combinatorics. I am currently reading with Fan Chung-Graham. My CV can be found here.

### Papers and preprints:

- Polynomial Relations Between Matrices of Graphs (pdf)

Submitted.
- Forbidden Families of Minimal Quadratic and Cubic Configurations (pdf)

The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 2017.

### Teaching

For Winter 2018 I will be a Graduate Student Researcher and will not be TAing any courses.

Past courses (and evaluations):

- Math 20C: Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Science and Engineering. Fa17.

### Miscellaneous

- Expository paper on the Fourier analysis of Boolean Functions, written as part of the University of Chicago REU program.
- My notes/study guides for the qual classes I took at UC San Diego. See the first link for an explanation of the somewhat odd style that I use.