Saúl A. Blanco Rodríguez

Why the long name?

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

Kyle Petersen and I are co-organizing an AMS Session on Algebraic and Enumerative Combinatorics with Applications

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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.


Spring 2017
  • I201: Mathematical Foundations of Informatics
  • I231: Introduction to Mathematics of Cybersecurity (co-taught with Erik Wennstrom)
  • I399/C290: Games and Puzzles

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


  • 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.