Foster Tom

Foster Tom

Instructor in Mathematics

Office: 2-246A


Algebraic combinatorics, symmetric functions, Schur-positivity, chromatic symmetric functions


Foster Tom is a postdoctoral instructor in mathematics at MIT, starting September 2022. He completed his PhD in May 2022 at UC Berkeley, advised by Mark Haiman. He studies algebraic combinatorics, specifically symmetric functions and Schur-positivity. His main hobbies are bridge and ballroom dancing. He also enjoys many board games, including chess, go, and scrabble.