Eric S. Egge
I am originally from Park Rapids, Minnesota, a small resort town in the lake country of central Minnesota.
I did my undergraduate work in Mathematics at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.
I did my graduate work in Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, under the direction of Paul Terwilliger.
I earned my Ph. D. in Mathematics in May of 2000 and then spent five years as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Gettysburg College. I returned to Carleton in the fall of 2005, as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, I was promoted to Associate Professor of Mathematics in the fall of 2009, and I was promoted to Professor of Mathematics in the fall of 2015.
My mathematical interests are in algebra and combinatorics, especially enumerative and algebraic combinatorics.
My research includes work on pattern-avoiding permutations, a generalization of the Terwilliger algebra of a distance-regular graph or association scheme, the combinatorics of symmetric functions, and the combinatorics of the Legendre-Stirling and Jacobi-Stirling numbers.
I am also interested in undergraduate problem-solving, undergraduate research, and games and puzzles with mathematical connections.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, running, baking pizza, cheesecake, cookies, and brownies, and playing games with my family.
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Here are several of the student projects I have supervised over the past eight years.
Where possible, I have included links to papers in which the students wrote up their results.
In other cases I have given a brief description of the project.