Erica Shannon

Doctoral Candidate, Graduate TA, Math Lead TA

Department of Mathematics

University of Colorado Boulder

erica.shannon@colorado.edu

My office is Math 360 and my office hours for Spring 2014 are

- Monday, 10 - 10:50 a.m.

Friday, 9 - 9:50 a.m.

As Math Lead I also have an office hour for graduate students, which is Friday, 10 - 10:50 a.m.

- My research is in algebraic combinatorics and my advisor is Richard Green.
- In April 2012 I gave a talk in the Algebraic Lie Theory seminar here at CU about Partition Algebras and the Symmetric Group. You can view the beamer slides here.
- I wrote an undergraduate thesis at Reed on the connections between dimer covers and sandpile groups. My thesis advisor was David Perkinson; here's his sandpile page. I also gave a talk on this topic in the Slow Pitch colloquium at CU in November 2011.
- At the Willamette Valley Consortium REU-RET 2009, I worked with Jason Xu on solving variations on the combinatorial game Odd Wins. Our advisor was Hans Nordstrom. I gave a short talk about our work with Odd Wins in the Reed Mathematics colloquium in Spring 2010.

- Math 1310-002, Spring 2013
- Math 5905, Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 (together with Faan Tone Liu and Scott Andrews)
- Math 1310-002, Fall 2013
- Math 1310-002, Spring 2013
- Math 1300-004, Fall 2012
- Math 1300-402, second half, Summer 2012
- Math 2300-004, Spring 2012 (my Math 2300 materials are here)
- Math 1300-004, Fall 2011
- Math 1300-401, first half, Summer 2011
- Math 1300-003, Spring 2011

- Working toward a PhD in Mathematics!
- Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder, May 2013
- Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Reed College, May 2010

- My comprehensive exam was in April 2013 and covered introductory material on Coxeter groups, Lie algebras, and commutative algebra. My comp syllabus and the notes I made while studying are online here.
- I use TikZ/PGF all the time for creating all types of graphics for LaTeX documents. I made a document full of TikZ examples; here's the code and the pdf output.

- I encourage any undergraduate women in math to consider applying to Carleton's SMP program. I went in 2008 and I learned so much. It's aimed at women who have completed Linear Algebra and are finishing their freshman or sophomore years.
- I have attended the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (NCUWM) twice: once as an undergraduate and once as an invited grad student. The whole conference is fantastic.