Sung-Yell Song

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  Associate Professor
  Department of Mathematics
  442 Carver Hall
  Iowa State University
  Ames, IA 50011
Telephone: (515)-294-5866
  Fax: (515)-294-5454

  Office Hours (Fall 2014):

 MWF 2:10 4:00 PM (or by appointment)



Research Interests

  • Algebraic Combinatorics; in particular, theory of association schemes; schemes are combinatorial configurations which may be viewed as generalized groups and generalized distance-regular graphs. The theory provides a foundation of an algebraic approach to error-correcting codes and combinatorial designs.
  • Interests also lie in other combinatorial and algebraic objects, such as, combinatorial designs, distance-regular graphs, codes, matrix theory, extremal set theory, cryptography, classical groups, permutation groups, loops, partially ordered sets, group characters and representations.


Publication List


Teaching Schedule

Fall 2014 (For course information go to Blackboard)

  • Introduction to Proofs (Math 201B) (Class Meeting Time & Place: MWF 12:10 -- 1:00 PM. Carver 002)
  • Design Theory and Association Schemes (Math 605) (MWF 1:10 2:00 PM, Sweeney 1160)
  • Research (Math 599) in Algebraic Graph Theory
  • Research (Math 699) in Algebraic Combinatorics


Courses Taught



Curriculum Vitae


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