Celebration of Women in Mathematics Interview with Dr. Monica Vazirani
Dr. Monica Vazirani is a professor at UC Davis. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley in 1999, after which she had an NSF postdoc she spent at UC San Diego and UC Berkeley, as well as postdoctoral positions at MSRI and Caltech. Dr. Vazirani's research interests center on the representation theory of algebras related to the symmetric group and how to express algebraic phenomena via the combinatorics of partitions, tableaux, crystal graphs and parking functions.
Starting from her involvement in the Noetherian Ring while a graduate student, up to her participation in this summer's IAS-WAM program, Dr. Vazirani is an enthusiastic participant in or organizer of activities aimed at promoting women in mathematics.