Discrete Mathematics

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Benjamin Braun
Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 2007.
Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Combinatorics.
Richard Ehrenborg
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993.
Algebraic Combinatorics.
Margaret Readdy
Ph.D., Michigan State  University, 1993.
Algebraic Combinatorics.
Khrystyna Serhiyenko
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 2015.
Quiver representations and cluster algebras.
Martha Yip
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2010.
Algebraic Combinatorics and Combinatorial Representation Theory.
Yuan Zhou
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Calfornia, Davis, 2017.
Discrete Optimization.


Emeritus Faculty

Carl Lee
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1981.
Polytopes; Mathematics Education.

Graduate Students (Qualified)

Affiliated Graduate Students


Recent PhDs


Visiting Faculty and Postdocs Alumni (First Position after U Kentucky Listed)

  • Rafael Gonzalez D'Leon, Research Associate Fall 2017, York University
  • Sergey Kitaev , Visiting Assistant Professor Fall 2003 - Fall 2004, Tenure-track Assistant Professor at Reykjavik University in Iceland
  • Edwin O'SheaVisiting Assistant Professor 2006 - 2007, Two-year postdoc at CINVESTAV in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jakayla RobbinsPostdoctoral Scholar 2003-2004, Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Montana
  • Guoce Xin , Visiting Assistant Professor 2005 - 2006, Center for Combinatorics, Nankai University
Affiliated Faculty



Fall 2021

  • Math 514 Combinatorial Structures and Techniques (Zhou)
  • Math 714 Topics in Discrete Mathematics: Topics in Algebraic and Geometric Combinatorics (Ehrenborg)

Spring 2022

  • Math 614 Enumerative Combinatorics (Serhiyenko)
  • Math 714 Topics in Discrete Mathematics: Positivity in Algebraic Combinatorics (Yip)

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