Professor in the Department of Mathematics and the John Rainwater Faculty Fellow
Sara Billey is a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Washington. Her research interests include algebraic combinatorics, Lie theory and computational algebraic geometry, experimental mathematics, theory of computation, probability, computer-assisted proofs, decidability, fingerprint databases for theorems, and other automatic theorem recognition systems. She often teaches discrete mathematical modeling with a service learning component.
Billey joined the UW faculty in 2003. Prior to that she was an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had a National Science Foundation fellowship and a Presidential postdoctoral fellowship at University of California San Diego. She received a PEACE award in 2000, and she currently has the UW Bergstrom award from UW in collaboration with Timea Tihanyi for their work in mathematically inspired 3-D printing with ceramics. You can find an award-winning biographical sketch of Billey on Google titled “Sara Billey: the most famous ‘Sara in Math’**.”