Alexander Ellis

Paul Olum Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Oregon

Email: my last name at uoregon dot ee-dee-you

Office: Fenton 321

I am a postdoc at the University of Oregon. Prior to that I was at Columbia University, where I did my PhD under the supervision of Mikhail Khovanov.

This quarter (Fall 2014) I am teaching a section each of Math 307 (Introduction to Proof) and Math 341 (Elementary Linear Algebra I). Next quarter (Winter 2015), I will teach Math 456/556 (Networks & Combinatorics) and Math 607 (Categorification). I will not be teaching during the Spring 2015 quarter.

My research is on categorification, including: KLR algebras, Hecke algebras, super- and odd-categorification, link homology, and symmetric functions. You can find my papers on the arXiv.

I have written some code in python which may be of interest to people who study symmetric functions, Schur and Grothendieck polynomials, odd analogues of these, Manin-Schechtman graphs, certain Hecke algebras in type A, and polynomials in q-commuting or noncommutative variables. See my github.