Country of Origin: Canada
Professor Young’s research interests include algebraic geometry, representation theory, statistical mechanics, and random matrix theory. Young is very interested in using computers in every aspect of his research—from numerical experiment to automatic generation of mathematical proof. He is currently working on a “boxcounting” problem from algebraic geometry and a variety of problems involving counting reduced words in the symmetric group. When he is not teaching or in his office, Professor Young can be seen biking around town with his family—as a “cycling-only family,” they do not own a car.