University of Manitoba

420 Machray Hall

186 Dysart Rd.

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M8

Canada

Office: 452 Machray Hall

Office hours: Th 12:15-2:15 or by appointment

Email: samuel [

Hello! I'm Sam, a PIMS postdoctoral fellow at University of Manitoba, working with Stephen Kirkland on clustering in Markov chains. I recently completed my PhD at University of Illinois at Chicago. My advisor was Shmuel Friedland. My research interests include spectral clustering, random graphs and matrices, and applications of linear algebra to combinatorics and computer science. I also enjoy programming, teaching math and computer science, and many different types of music.

- Exact recovery in the hypergraph stochastic block model: a spectral algorithm,
*Linear Algebra and its Applications*, 2020 (w/Yizhe Zhu) - Recovering nonuniform planted partitions via iterated projection.
*Linear Algebra and its Applications*, 2018 - A simple spectral algorithm for recovering planted partitions.
*Special Matrices*, 2017 (w/Shmuel Friedland and Lev Reyzin)

MS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011

Advisor: Shmuel Friedland

Thesis:

Major: mathematics

Minor: computer science

- MATH 1700

- MATH 1300, fall 2010
- MATH 1700, winter 2019
- MATH 1500, fall 2018

- MCS 401, spring 2018 (grader)
- MCS 275, fall 2017
- MATH 121, spring 2017
- MCS 360, fall 2016
- Mathematical Computing Lab summer workshop in graph theory, summer 2016
- MATH 310, fall 2015 (grader)
- MATH 210, spring 2015 (lecturer)
- MATH 180, fall 2014
- MATH 180, spring 2014
- MATH 090, fall 2013
- MATH 123, spring 2013
- MCS 260, fall 2011
- MCS 260, spring 2011
- MATH 090, fall 2010