People

NSF RTG Faculty and Research Interests

Jozsef BaloghGraph Theory and Combinatorics
Philippe Di FrancescoMathematical Physics, Physical Combinatorics, Integrable Systems
Kevin FordAnalytic and Combinatorial Number Theory
Rinat Kedem Representation Theory of Affine Algebras, Vertex Algebras and Deformations; Integrable Models in Statistical Mechanics and Field Theory; Cluster Algebras
Alexandr KostochkaAlexandr KostochkaGraph Theory and Combinatorics
Alexander YongAlgebraic Combinatorics

For an entire list of faculty with interests in combinatorics, see here.

Current Postdocs in Combinatorics

Reuven Hodges (Doob postdoc, 2018-2021)

Sean English (Doob postdoc, 2019-2022)

Avery St. Dizier (NSF postdoc, 2020-2023)

We will be hiring four additional postdocs (US citizens or permanent residents) through the NSF RTG grant during the next five years. Feel free to contact RTG faculty about your interest. 

Current Graduate Students in Combinatorics

NameYear EnteredAdvisorEmail Address
Luo, Haoran2020Baloghhaoranl8@illinois.edu
Araujo, Igor2019Baloghigoraa2@illinois.edu
Gao, Shiliang 2019Yongsgao23@illinois.edu
Garcia, Ramon2019Baloghrig2@illinois.edu
Krueger, Robert2019Baloghrak5@illinois.edu
McCourt, Grace2019Kostochkamccourt4@illinois.edu
Xu, Jingwei2019Kostochkajx6@illinois.edu
Nahvi, Mina2018Kostochkamnahvi2@illinois.edu
Orelowitz, Gidon2018Yonggidono2@illinois.edu
Souktik, Roy2018Baloghsouktik2@illinois.edu
Clemen, Felix 2017Baloghfclemen2@illinois.edu
Murley, Cassie2017Baloghclchris2@illinois.edu
Linz, William2016Baloghwlinz2@illinois.edu
Robichaux, Colleen2016Yongcer2@illinois.edu

Past Graduates (with year and Ph.D. advisor)

Photo: Most of the University of Illinois contingent at the SIAM Discrete Mathematics meeting in Victoria, Canada, in June 2006.

  • 1980s: 4 students
  • 1990s: 15 students
  • 2000s: 18 students
  • 2010s: 43 students
  • 2020s: 5 students
NameYear GraduatedAdvisor
Heath, Emily2021Balogh
Jing, Yifan2021Balogh/Li
Zirlin, Dara2021Kostochka
Li, Lina2020Balogh
Liu, Xujun2020Kostochka
Luo, Ruth2019Kostochka
Yager, Derrek2019Kostochka
Bernsteyn, Anton2018Kostochka/Tserunyan
Monical, Cara2018Yong
Weigandt, Anna2018Yong
Zsolt Wagner, Adam2018Balogh
Delcourt, Michelle2017Balogh
Loeb, Sarah2017West
McConvey, Andrew2017Kostochka
Petrickova, Sarka2017Balogh
Liu, Hong2016Balogh
Pechenik, Oliver2016Yong
Santana, Michael2016Kostochka
Sharifzadeh, Maryam2016Balogh
Spinoza, Hannah2016West
Wise, Jennifer2016West
Mahoney, Thomas2015West
McDonald, Daniel2015West
Reiniger, Ben2015Kostochka
Searles, Dominic2015Yong
Yeager, Elyse2015Kostochka
Choi, Ilkyoo2014Kostochka
Hu, Ping2014Balogh
Kim, Jaehoon2014Kostochka
Puleo, Gregory2014West
Jahanbekan, Sogol2013West
Kyle (Jao), Fang-Kai2013West
Yancey, Matthew2013Kostochka
Butterfield, Jane2012Balogh
Kinnersley, Bill2012West
Kim, Younjin2011Füredi
Kumbhat, Mohit2011Kostochka
Lenz, John2011Balogh
LeSaulnier, Timothy2011West
Suil, O2011West
Stocker, Chris2011Kostochka
Wu, Hehui2011West
Zamani, Reza2011West
Kantor, Ida2010Füredi
Milans, Kevin2010West
Ozkahya, Lale2010Füredi
Samotij, Wojciech2010Balogh
Wenger, Paul2010West
Barrus, Michael2009West
Choi, Jeong-Ok2008West
Prince, Noah2008Balogh
Sheikh, Naeem2008Kostochka
Stodolsky, Burak2008Kostochka
Vandenbussche, Jennifer2008West
Cranston, Daniel2007West
Liu, Qi2007West
Cao, Weiting2006West
Kaul, Hemanshu2006West/Jacobson
Yu, Gexin2006Kostochka
Hwang, Kyung-Won2005Füredi
Kang, Jeong-Hyun2004Füredi
Nakprasit, Kittikorn2004Kostochka
Kim, Seog-Jin2003West
Pelsmajer, Michael2002West
Ramamurthi, Radhika (Deceased)2001West
Jiang, Tao2000West
Axenovich, Maria1999Füredi
Chen, Ya-Chen1999Füredi
Kundgen, Andre1999Füredi
Mubayi, Dhruv1998West
Hartman, Chris1997West
Chappell, Glenn1996West
Chang, Yi-Wu1994West
Malouf, Janice1994Füredi
Chung, Myung S.1993West
Lin, In-Jen1993West
Will, Todd G.1993West
George, John1991Weichsel
Snevily, Hunter (Deceased)1991West
Kezdy, Andre E.1990West
Sanders, Robin S.1990Weichsel
Kratzke, Thomas M.1988West
Weaver, Margaret L.1988West
Sportsman, J. Scott1987Weichsel
Beezer, Robert A.1984Weichsel

History of Visitors

Long-Term Visitors

  • Neil Fan (Sichuan U), 8-17-8-18
  • Alexander Woo (U. Idaho), 8-17-12-17
  • Robert Jamison (Clemson U), 1/11-6/11
  • Seog-Jin Kim (Konkuk U, South Korea), 1/10-1/11
  • Arash Rafiey (Simon Fraser U.), 8/08-10/08
  • Oleg Borodin (Novosibirsk), 1/05-5/05
  • Peter Hamburger (IU-PU Fort Wayne), 8/03-5/04
  • Dmitry Fon-Der-Flaass (Novosibirsk), 1/03-5/03
  • Vitaly Voloshin (Moldova), 2/02-5/02
  • Nikolai Kuzjurin (Russian Academy of Science, Moscow), 8/01-12/01
  • Dmitry Fon-Der-Flaass (Novosibirsk), 8/00-5/01
  • Jian Shen (Queen’s U., U So. Texas), 1/00-6/00
  • Yoshiyasu Ishigami (Tokyo), 8/99-3/01
  • Vitaly Voloshin (Moldova), 2/98-8/98
  • James Haglund, 8/95-5/97
  • Joseph Zaks (Israel), 1/96-5/96
  • Xiaoyun Lu, 8/92-8/94
  • Gyula Katona (Hungarian Academy, Budapest), 1/93-5/93
  • Malay Sen (North Bengal U, India), 8/88-7/89

Postdoctoral Faculty

  • Avery St. Dizier (Cornell), 8/20-5/23
  • Sean English (Western Michigan U), 8/19-5/22
  • Reuven Hodges (Northeastern), 8/19-5/21
  • Misha Lavrov (Carnegie Mellon U) 8/17-5/20
  • Laura Escobar (Cornell), 8/15-5/18
  • Alexander Miller (Minnesota), 8/14-5/17
  • Theodore Molla (Arizona State U), 8/13-5/17
  • Benjamin Wyser (Georgia), 8/12-5/17
  • Bernard Lidicky (Charles U) 8/11-5/14
  • Li Li (Stony Brook), 8/07-5/10
  • Sujith Vijay (Rutgers), 8/07-5/10
  • Stephen Hartke (Rutgers), 8/04-5/07
  • Jozef Skokan (Emory), 8/00-5/03
  • Tibor Szabo (Ohio St.), 8/97-5/00