Dr. Sarah Mason
Associate Professor

Office: 334 Manchester Hall
Phone: (336) 758-4083
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Email: masonsk ‘at’




B.S., University of Georgia, 2001
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Research Interests: Algebraic Combinatorics, Representation Theory


A geometric and combinatorial view of weighted voting (with Jason Parsley), submitted for publication

Row-strict quasisymmetric Schur functions (with Jeff Remmel), Annals of Combinatorics, to appear (2012).

A graph theoretical approach to solving Scramble Squares puzzles (with Mali Zhang), Involve, to appear (2012).

Properties of the nonsymmetric Robinson-Schensted-Knuth algorithm (with James Haglund and Jeff Remmel), submitted for publication (2011).

Qsym over Sym has a stable basis (with Aaron Lauve), J. Combin. Theory Ser. A, 118, (2011), pp. 1661-1673.

Refinements of the Littlewood-Richardson Rule (with James Haglund, Kurt Luoto, and Steph van Willigenburg), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., 363 (2011), pp. 1665-1686.

Quasisymmetric Schur functions (with James Haglund, Kurt Luoto, and Steph van Willigenburg), J. Combin. Theory Ser. A, 118, (2011), pp. 463-490.

An explicit construction of type A Demazure atoms, J. Algebraic Combin. 23, (2009), pp. 295-313.

A decomposition of Schur functions and an analogue of the Robinson-Schensted-Knuth algorithm, Seminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire Article B57e (2008), pp 24.

Classes: Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorial Analysis I, Calculus I and II, Linear algebra

Personal Interests: Bike riding, hiking, playing piano, reading, and travel