Ph. D. Mathematics, University of California Berkeley, 2007

B.A. Honors Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2001

Academic Appointments

Gabilan Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2012--

CLE Moore Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008--2011

Postdoctoral Researcher, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Spring 2008

NSF Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2007

Selected Publications

Sami Assaf, Nonsymmetric Macdonald polynomials and a refinement of Kostka--Foulkes polynomials, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc., to appear.

Sami Assaf and Dominic Searles, Schubert polynomials, slide polynomials, Stanley symmetric functions and quasi-Yamanouchi pipe dreams, Adv. in Math. 306 (2017), 89--122.

Sami Assaf, Dual equivalence graphs I: A new paradigm for Schur positivity, Forum Math. Sigma 3 (2015), e12, 33 pp.

Sami Assaf, Persi Diaconis, and K. Soundararajan, A rule of thumb for riffle shuffles, Ann. Appl. Probab. 21 (2011), no. 3, 843--875.