
Melissa ShermanBennett

Department of Mathematics
Harvard University

Office: 425b Science Center
Email: m_shermanbennett@berkeley.edu


Info
I'm a third year PhD student at UC Berkeley, currently visiting Harvard University. My interests run towards cluster algebras, total positivity and the structure of the totally nonnegative Grassmannian.
CV
Recent & Upcoming Activities
 June 415, 2018: ECCO 2018, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
 July 1620, 2018: FPSAC 2018, Dartmouth College
 Oct 2021, 2018: AMS Fall Central Sectional Meeting 2018, University of Michigan
 Nov 811, 2018: Combinatorics and beyond: the many facets of Sergey Fomin's mathematics, University of Michigan
Papers & Projects
 Combinatorics of cluster structures in Schubert varieties (with Khrystyna Serhiyenko and Lauren Williams). Extended abstract: arXiv:1811.02724 .
 Combinatorics of Xvariables in finite type cluster algebras. arXiv:1803.02492 .
 Large induced acyclic and outerplanar subgraphs of low treewidth planar graphs
(with Cora Borradaile and Hung Viet Le). Graphs and Combinatorics (2017), 33, no. 6, 16211634, 2017.
arXiv:1711.00212.
 Chromatic Ramsey number of hypergraphs (with Andras Gyarfas and Alex Riasanovsky). Discrete Mathematics 340 (2017), 373378.
arXiv:1509.00551.
 On groups and their graphs. My undergraduate senior thesis, focusing on some connections between
finite groups and their Cayley graphs. Includes results on colorings of Cayley graphs that respect certain
subgroups of their automorphism groups.
Talks
Seminars
I coorganized the
Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar (TACOS) with Mario Sanchez in Spring 2018 on Coxeter groups and related topics.
Teaching