#### Education

- Ph. D. Mathematics, University of California Berkeley, 2007
- B.A. Honors Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, 2001

#### Academic Appointments

- Professor of Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2022--present
- Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2019--2022
- Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Southern California, 2012--2019
- CLE Moore Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008--2011
- NSF Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, 2007 -- 2008

#### Selected Publications

- Sami Assaf,
*Nonsymmetric Macdonald polynomials and a refinement of Kostka--Foulkes polynomials*, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **370** (2018), no. 12, 8777--8796
- 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.

Research recently supported by National Science Foundation Division of Mathematical Sciences Research Grant DMS-1763336 and by Simons Foundation Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians Award 524477

"If a 'religion' is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Gödel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can prove itself to be one." --John Barrow