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Sara Billey

Professor and John Rainwater Faculty Fellow
Sara Billey

Contact Information

(206) 616-3107
PDL C-445


PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1994
SB, MIT, 1990

My research is in algebraic combinatorics. Combinatorics is the study of counting and bijective proofs, so an algebraic combinatorialists counts algebraic objects. In particular, I am interested in Schubert polynomials, Schubert varieties, flag manifolds, Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, Stanley symmetric functions, Bruhat order, Weyl group and root systems of all types etc. I am a strong advocate of using computers to do math research, in particular for obtaining data for conjectures and computer verified proofs. Recently, I have been interested in problems which are not decidable by any possible algorithm in finite time.