Hello! My name is Raymond Matson and I am a fourth year PhD candidate studying Mathematics at University of California, Riverside. My current research interests intersect quantum representation theory and low-dimensional topology. Specifically, I am studying stated skein algebras and how they interact with double affine Hecke algebras under the supervision of professor Peter Samuelson.
In between degrees I worked for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise under Aruba Networks' R&D division. During these couple years I had hands-on experience with systems engineering, regularly using resources such as Telnet/Putty, VMWare, ESXi, MySQL, and Ixia while working in RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Windows, Cisco IOS, H3C, ArubaOS, and ProCurve environments. I gained lots of experience with many programming languages such as C, C++, Tcl, Perl, Java, Python, and a bit of experience in ASM. Fun fact - my unbelievably nice boss from HPE, Tim Twietmeyer, is a famous ultramarathon runner.