Saúl A. Blanco Rodríguez

Why the long name?

Indiana University
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
307A Informatics West
901 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408



I'm interested in combinatorics, discrete mathematics, and theoretical computer science, and interactions betweeen these fields. In general, I like thinking about and finding patterns in different kinds of structures.


Fall 2017
  • I201: Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
  • I399/C290: Games and Puzzles

For registered students, all the information, including offie hours, can be found on Canvas.


  • Active Learning in a Discrete Mathematics Class. In SIGCSE ’18: The 49th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, to appear.
  • Tracking Natural Events through Social Media and Computer Vision (with J. Wang, M. Korayem, and D. Crandall). Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Multimedia Conference, 1097-1101, 2016. [link].
  • Counting Dyck paths by area and rank (with T. K. Petersen), Ann. Comb., 18(2):171– 197, 2014. [link]. Preprint available through arXiv.
  • Bandwidth of the product of paths of the same length (with L. J. Billera), Discrete Appl. Math., 161(18):3080–3086, 2013. [link]. Preprint available through arXiv.
  • Shortest path poset of Bruhat Intervals, J. Algebraic Combin., 38(3):585–596, 2013. [link]. A preliminary version appears in the Proceedings of the 23 FPSAC, DMTCS proc. AO, 2011, 191-198. [pdf] .
  • The complete cd-index of dihedral and universal Coxeter groups, Electron. J. Combin. 18(1) (2011) #P174. [pdf]
  • Tromping games: tiling with trominoes, INTEGERS, Electr. J. Combinat. Number Theory 11(A) (2011) #6 (with A. Fraenkel). [pdf]
  • Shortest path poset of finite Coxeter groups, DMTCS proc. AK, 2009, 189-200. [pdf]
  • An Epidemic Model of HSV-1 with Vaccination, Technical Report MTBI-02-04M, Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute (with A. Acosta, E. Bar-Zohar, D. Luli, and L. Gao) [pdf]. This is a technical report prepared at the end of a summer program. It won't appear anywhere else, but I think it is interesting.