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I work in the general area of algebraic combinatorics, and the more specific subarea of combinatorial representation theory. Here, the general idea is to study algebraic structures via the combinatorics of their actions on modules.

My favorite structures to study are groups of Lie type—especially unipotent ones—Hecke algebras, and diagram algebras. I find the notion of supered representation theories especially compelling as a tool to extract maximal combinatorial and Hopf theoretic structure, and have devoted a fair amount of effort in this direction.

Please let me know if you are interested in talking in the Algebraic Lie Theory Seminar, which I co-organize with Richard Green.

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