Hemanshu Kaul
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 32nd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
phone: (312) 567-3128
fax: (312) 567-3135
email: kaul [at] iit.edu
web: www.math.iit.edu/~kaul
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Education and Employment
Associate Professor, Fall 2012 - present
Assistant Professor, Fall 2006 - 2012
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Ph.D Mathematics, 2006
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topics in Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization and Extremal Graph Theory
Advisors: Professors Sheldon Jacobson and Douglas West
M.Sc. Mathematics, 1999
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
On Queuenumber of Planar Graphs
Advisor: Professor Sriram Pemmaraju
B.Sc. (Honors) Mathematics, 1997
St. Stephen's College, Delhi
Awards and Support
- Visiting Faculty, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, November 2013.
- Visiting Faculty, Center for Discrete Mathematics, Zhejiang Normal University, China, October 2013.
- ERIF funding award for an interdisciplinary project in Transportation Networks with collaborators in Applied Math, Computer Science, and Transportation Engineering, IIT, 2009-2010.
- Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Mathematics by the Illinois Section of Mathematics Association of America, awarded to my students YoungJu Jo (1st prize) and Chris Mitillos (2nd prize). April 2009.
- AMS Project NExT Fellow , Mathematical Association of America. 2007-2008: selected as one of the six fellows of the American Mathematical Society for this professional development program of the MAA on instruction, advising, research, and academic citizenship.
- SIAM Student Travel Award, SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, Victoria, Canada. June 2006.
- Inter-disciplinary Research award and Travel grant,
Applied Mathematics Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Spring 2006.
- Conference Travel grant, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fall 2005.
- Instructor for a new graduate course, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Fall 2005.
- Student Travel award, Workshop on Stochastic Programming. The 10th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Tucson. October 2004.
- Support grants to attend DIMACS/DIMATIA/Renyi Combinatorial Challenges Conference 2006, MSRI Workshop on Models of Real-World Random Networks 2005, NSF-CBMS Workshop on the Combinatorics of Large Sparse Graphs 2004, IMA Workshop on Combinatorics and its Applications 2003.
- Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2002, 2003. Supervisor: Professor Douglas B. West
- Research Assistant, Simulation and Optimization Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2001 to Spring 2006. Supervisor: Professor Sheldon H. Jacobson
- Teaching Assistant, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 1999 to Spring 2006.
- Distinction, PDE comprehensive examination, Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
- Fellowship for Academic Excellence, National Board for Higher Mathematics, India. 1997-1998 and 1998-1999.
- Merit Scholarship, Visiting Students Research Program, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bombay. Summer 1998 and Summer 1999.
- Merit Scholarship, Workshop on Advanced Mathematics for College Students. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. October 1996.
- Scholarship, Part-time Program on Computer Programming and Software Development. National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), Delhi. 1995-1997.
- Certificate of Merit, for scoring 100% in Mathematics in the National High School Examination. All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (AISSCE). 1994.
Illinois Institute of Technology
- Instructor for the following courses
- Introduction to the Profession (Math 100)
- Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (Math 151)
- Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (Math 152)
- Multivariate and Vector Calculus (Math 251)
- Elementary Linear Algebra (Math 332)
- Number Theory (Math 410)
- Applied Abstract Algebra (Math 430)
- Linear Optimization (Math 435&535)
- Applied Combinatorics (Math 453)
- Graph Theory and Applications (DAM I) (Math 454&553)
- Modern Methods in Discrete Mathematics (DAM II) (Math 554)
- Mathematical Modeling (Math 486&522)
- Involved in undergraduate and graduate curriculum development -
- New inter-disciplinary graduate program in College of Science (with S. Kapoor, CS), M.Sc.
in Computational Decision Sciences and Operations Research, expected to start in Fall
2015.
- Particular courses like:
- Elementary Linear Algebra : revised the existing course to better suit students from Math and Engineering by creating a mix of rigorous proofs, algorithms, and applications.
- Elementary Number Theory : developed new course on fundamentals of number theory and its
modern applications, which has attracted undergraduate students from Applied Math, Computer
Science, and ECE.
- Linear Optimization: developed new course incorporating the geometric
and linear algebraic basis of algorithms and applications to large scale optimization, which has
attracted graduate and undergraduate students from Applied Math, Computer Science, and ECE.
- Graph Theory and Applications : revised existing joint undergrad-grad course to
make it an appropriate course for undergraduate students from various backgrounds.
- Graduate Graph Theory : revised existing joint undergrad-grad course
to make it an appropriate core-course for graduate students with advanced topics and modern
techniques.
- Modern Methods in Discrete Mathematics: developed new course with
modern topics applying methods from all parts of mathematics that has attracted graduate and
talented undergraduate students from Applied Math, Computer Science, and ECE.
- Mathematical Modeling: developed new course that emphasizes
modeling process rather than methods, with concepts and tools from all parts of modern mathematics - continuous, discrete, and probabilistic. Math 380 is now a required course for Applied Math majors at IIT.
- Student advising and supervision -
High School Students:
- Derek Hardin, High School student, IMSA (Illinois Math and Science Academy), Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Original research on the long-standing Hedetniemi-Lovasz Conjecture on coloring tensor product of graphs
Poster and presentation at IMSA Colloquium.
Undergraduate Students:
- S. Matei, J. Roman, A. Totleben (Fall 2006); A. Fugate, K. Sims (Fall 2008); J. Newberry, T. Zielinski, C. Schweigert (Fall 2014), Applied Math Freshmen:
Project (expository report including self-discovered proofs and computer implementation of Gale-Shapley Algorithm) on various aspects of `Theory and Algorithms for Stable Matchings'.
- YoungJu Jo, Undergraduate student in Applied Math and ECE, Summer 2008 - Summer 2009:
Original research in Discrete Geometry that improves previous known bounds on a long-standing conjecture ``On Orthogonal Art Galleries with Holes''.
Awarded First prize for `Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Mathematics' by the Illinois Section of Mathematics Association of America, April 2009.
Presentations at Nebraska Women's Conference (January 2009), Department Seminar (March 2009), Illinois MAA conference (April 2009), Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 2009), Menger Day at IIT (April 2009).
- Christos Mitillos, Undergraduate student in Applied Math and CS, Summer 2008 - Summer 2009:
Original research in Graph Theory ``On Fall-coloring of Graphs''.
Awarded Second prize for `Outstanding Undergraduate Research in Mathematics' by the Illinois Section of Mathematics Association of America, April 2009.
Won the IIT College of Science and Letters' Summer Scholarship 2008.
Presentations at Department Seminar (March 2009), Illinois MAA conference (April 2009), Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 2009), Menger Day at IIT (April 2009).
- Cory Knapp, Undergrad in Applied Math, Spring 2010 - Summer 2010
Original research in Graph Theory on ``Fall-coloring''
Supported by a Federal Work Study grant.
- Cheng Chang, Undergrad in Applied Math, Summer 2011-Fall 2011
Readings and original research in coloring graph tensor products.
- Unsuk Heo, Undergrad in ECE, Fall 2011
Readings and original research in optimization of assignment problems with ordinal preferences.
Graduate Students:
- M.Sc. Thesis Committee member, IIT: Hong Liu (Math 2010), Daniel Tietzer (Math 2011), James Williamson (Math 2012), Yunjiao Liu (Math 2014).
- Ph.D. Thesis Committee member, IIT: Oscar Ortega (Math 2008), Brindha Hariharane (Computer Science 2012), Syed Q. Ahmad (ECE 2013), Junghwan Shin (Computer Science 2013), Gergely Balint (Math, 2014).
- Ph.D. Thesis Committee member, External: Bikash Bhattacharjya, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2009; Rajmonda Caceres, Ph.D. in Mathematics and CS, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012; Justin Hilyard (Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Notre Dame, 2014).
- Joseph Srigiri, M.Sc. in Applied Math, Spring 2009:
M.S. Thesis involving original research in Computational Discrete Geometry and Optimization on ``Stochastic Models for the Art Gallery Problem: A Computational Study''.
- Mary Fidler, M.Sc. in Applied Math, Fall 2010 - Summer 2011
M.S. Thesis developing new algorithms for "The Simple Equal Flow Problem On Generalized Networks".
- Hongwei Jin M.Sc. in Applied Math, Spring 2014 - Spring 2015
M.S. Thesis developing new stochastic optimization models for "Microgrid with Renewable Energy".
- Jinyu Huang, Ph.D. in Applied Math, current
Approximation algorithms for Matroidal problems.
- Christodoulos Mitillos, Ph.D. in Applied Math, current
Problems in Graph Coloring and Graph Products.
- Adam Rumpf, Ph.D. in Applied Math, current
Optimization on Interdependent Networks.
- Jeffrey Mudrock, Ph.D. in Applied Math, current
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Instructor for a semester-long graduate course, Topics in Probabilistic Methods for Discrete Mathematics, based on my course proposal, in Fall 2005.
- Instructor for the following courses with full responsibility including lectures, review sessions, creating exams, and evaluating student performance:
- Introductory Linear Algebra (Math 225) [In multiple semesters]
- Second course in Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Math 230) [In multiple semesters]
- Instructor for discussion sections of the following
course:
- Elementary Mathematics (Math 117)
- TA for the following advanced undergraduate and graduate courses with various responsibilities ranging from grading to holding occasional classroom lectures:
- Linear programming (Math 383)
- Graph Theory (Math 412)
- Introduction to Combinatorics (Math 413)
- Combinatorial Mathematics (Math 580)
- Author of successful proposal for graduate course on Topics in Probabilistic Methods for Discrete Mathematics in Fall 2005.
- Co-author of successful proposal for graduate course on Discrete and Convex Geometry in Fall 2003.
Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research, including Graph Theory, Discrete Optimization, Discrete Geometry, Probabilistic Discrete Structures, and their interdisciplinary applications in Civil Engineering (Transportation Networks), Computer Science (Network Security and Resource allocation), ECE (Renewable Energy distribution), Homeland Security, etc.
Books:
- Advances in Interdisciplinary Applied Discrete Mathematics, (co-editor with H.M. Mulder), Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences, Volume 11, World Scientific Publishing, 2010, 275pp. Available at the Publisher's site, and on Amazon.
Refereed Journal Papers:
- Global Optima Results for the Kauffman NK Model, (with S.H. Jacobson),
Mathematical Programming, Volume 106, 2006, 319-338.
- New Global Optima Results for the Kauffman NK Model: Handling Dependency, (with S.H. Jacobson),
Mathematical Programming, Special issue on 'Optimization under Uncertainty', Volume 108, 2006, 475-494.
- Extremal Graphs for a Graph Packing Theorem of Sauer and Spencer, (with A. Kostochka), Combinatorics, Probability and Computing, Volume 16, 2007, 409-417.
- Analyzing the Performance of Simultaneous Generalized Hill Climbing Algorithms, (with D.E. Vaughan and S.H. Jacobson), Computational Optimization and Applications, Volume 37, 2007, 103-119.
- On a Graph Packing Conjecture of Bollobas, Eldridge, and Catlin, (with A. Kostochka and G.Yu), Combinatorica, Volume 28, 2008, 469-485.
- Long Local Searches for Maximal Bipartite Subgraphs, (with D.B. West), SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Volume 22, 2008, 1138-1144.
- Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Cartesian Products of Graphs, (with J. Choi and S. Hartke), SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Volume 24, 2010, 82-100.
- Reductions for the Stable Set Problem, (with E.C. Sewell and S.H. Jacobson), Algorithmic Operations Research, Vol 6(1), 2011, 40-55.
- Maximum Series-Parallel Subgraph: Approximation Algorithms, (with G. Calinescu and C.G. Fernandes),
Algorithmica, Vol 63, 2012, 137-157.
A refereed conference version in: Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 5911, 2010, 54-65.
- Packing of Graphic Sequences, (with A. Busch, M. Ferrara, S. Hartke, M.S. Jacobson, and D.B. West), Journal of Graph Theory, Vol 70, 2012, 29-39.
- New Methodology for Transportation Investment Decisions with Consideration of Project Interdependencies, (with Z. Li, S. Kapoor, and E. Veliou, B. Zhou, C. Lee), Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Issue 2285, 2012, 36-46.
- Improved Bound for Guarding Orthogonal Art Galleries with Holes, (with Y. Jo), submitted for publication.
- Approximating 0-1 Quadratic Programming using Second Order Cone Programs, (with S. Kapoor), submitted for publication.
- Matroid Expansion Conjecture: an Eigenvalue Approach, (with J. Huang), to be submitted for publication.
- On Graph Fall-Coloring – Existence and Constructions, (with C. Mitillos), submitted for publication.
- Renewable Energy Distribution in Microgrid: A Stochastic Optimization Approach, (with H. Jin and M. Pelsmajer), to be submitted for publication.
Technical Reports:
- Lectures on Modern Probabilistic Methods for Discrete Mathematics, (with D.B. West), unpublished manuscript.
- Approximating the Quadratic Knapsack Problem and its Generalization, (with S. Kapoor and M. Pelsmajer), preprint.
- Forbidden Subgraphs of Unit Disk Graphs, (with R. Martin), preprint.
- Exact Algorithms for the Maximum Independent Set Problem, (with E.C. Sewell and S.H. Jacobson), unpublished manuscript.
- A Threshold for Random Geometric Graphs with a Hamiltonian cycle, (with J. Balogh), unpublished manuscript..
- Multi-Objective Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis For Discrete and Continuous Optimization Problems, (with S.H. Jacobson, G.K. Kao, J.A. Stori and V. Venkat), Technical Report to Austral Engineering and Software, Inc., 2004.
- On the Queuenumber of Planar Graphs , M.Sc. Thesis (under the guidance of S. Pemmaraju), Dept. of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 1999.
- An Elementary Construction of Real Numbers from Rational Numbers, The Mathematica : Annual Journal of the Mathematics Society, St. Stephen's College, 1997.
- Special Session on Graph and Hypergraph Theory
AMS Central Meeting, Eau Claire, WI, September 2014.
On Fall Coloring of Graphs (Invited Talk)
- Chicago Area SIAM Student Conference (CASSC)
Northwestern University, IL, April 2014.
Allocation of Resources under Dependencies (Invited Plenary talk)
- Mathematics Colloquium
National Institute of Mathematical Sciences, South Korea, November 2013.
Packing Graphs and Families of Graphs(Invited Talk)
- KAIST Discrete Math Seminar
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, November 2013.
Finding large induced subgraphs and allocation of resources under dependency(Invited Talk)
- GIST College Colloquium
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, November 2013.
Finding Hidden Patterns in Dynamic Graphs(Invited Talk)
- 60th KPPY Combinatorics Workshop
Kyungpook National University, South Korea, November 2013.
Finding large Subgraphs(Invited 1-hour Talk)
- Discrete Math Seminar
Yeungnam University, South Korea, November 2013.
My favorite open problems(Invited Talk)
- Discrete Math Colloquium
Zhejiang Normal University, China, October 2013.
Finding Large Induced Subgraphs(Invited Talk)
- Special Session on Graph Theory
AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, CA, January 2013.
Temporal scale in Dynamic Graphs(Invited Talk)
- Seminar on Computational Transportation Science
University of Illinois, Chicago, March 2012.
Allocation of Resources under Dependencies(Invited Talk)
- Mathematics Colloquium
University of Colorado, Denver, January 2012.
Finding Large Induced Subgraphs and Allocation of Resources under Dependencies(Invited Talk)
- Special Session on Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics
AMS Central Meeting, Lincoln, NE, October 2011.
Finding Large Induced Subgraphs(Invited Talk)
- Special Session on Graph Theory
AMS Central Meeting, Iowa City, March 2011.
Graph Packing and Degree Sequences(Invited Talk)
- 40th Kyungpook National University-Pusan National University-Pohang Math Institute-Yeungnam University Combinatorics Workshop
Daegu, South Korea, June 2010.
Graph Coloring in Discrete Geometry (Invited 1-hour Talk)
- Discrete Mathematics Seminar
University of Colorado, Denver, June 2010.
Art Gallery Problem and Graph Coloring (Invited Talk)
- Special Session on Graph Theory
AMS Eastern Meeting, Newark, May 2010.
Finding Large Series-Parallel Subgraphs (Invited Talk)
- Mathematics Colloquium
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, February 2010.
Finding Large Subgraphs: Algorithms (Invited Talk)
- Special Session on Graph Theory
AMS Southeastern Meeting, Boca Raton, October 2009.
Orthogonal Art Gallery with holes: Graph Coloring (Invited Talk)
- Mathematics Colloquium
Iowa State University, Ames, March 2008.
Graph Packing - Conjectures and Results (Invited Talk)
- SIAM Minisymposium on Graph Coloring and Partitioning
Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego, January 2008.
Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Graphs (Invited Talk)
- 21st Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography & Computing (MCCCC)
College of Charleston, Charleston, October 2007.
On a Local-search Algorithm for Large Bipartite Subgraphs
- Mathematics Colloquium
University of Illinois, Chicago, April 2007.
Graph Packing - Conjectures and Results (Invited Talk)
- 86th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Section of the Mathematical Association of America
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, March 2007.
Breaking Symmetries in Graphs (Invited 1-hour lecture)
- Discrete Mathematics Seminar
Illinois Institute of Technology, 2006-07 to present
Multiple Talks
- 13th SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2006.
On a Local-Search Algorithm for MAX-CUT (Invited Talk)
- DIMACS/DIMATIA/Renyi Combinatorial Challenges Meeting
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, New Jersey, April 2006.
Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Cartesian Products of Graphs
- Mathematics Colloquium
University of Central Florida, Orlando, November 2005.
Graph Packing - Conjectures and Results(Invited Talk)
- INFORMS Annual Meeting
San Francisco, November 2005.
New Global Optima Results for the Kauffman NK Model
- Applied Mathematics Seminar
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, October 2005.
New Results in Graph Packing
- 19th Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography & Computing (MCCCC)
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, October 2005.
1. New Results in Graph Packing
2. Distinguishing Chromatic Number of Cartesian Products of Graphs
- Midwest Graph Theory Conference XLI (MIGHTY)
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, September 2005.
New Results in Graph Packing
- Graph Theory with Altitude - Joan Hutchinson's 60th Birthday Conference (with travel support)
University of Colorado, Denver, May 2005.
Extremal Graphs in Graph Packing
- Mathematics and Engineering Colloquium
University of Georgia, Athens, March 2005.
Kauffman NK model - a stochastic combinatorial complex system model(Invited Talk)
- Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, March 2005.
Kauffman NK model - a stochastic combinatorial complex system model(Invited Talk)
- Graph Theory and Combinatorics Seminar
Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC, March 2005.
Extremal Graphs in Graph Packing
- Industrial Engineering Colloquium
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul, February 2005.
Kauffman NK model - a stochastic combinatorial complex system model(Invited Talk)
- Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems Seminar
Dept. of Physics, UIUC, December 2004.
Kauffman NK model - a stochastic combinatorial complex system model
- Discrete Mathematics Seminar
University of Central Florida, Orlando, November 2004.
Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization - some old and new results (Invited Talk)
- The 10th International Conference on Stochastic Programming
University of Arizona, Tucson, October 2004.
Some Ideas in Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization - Kauffman NK Model
- Symposium on Complex Systems - Networks
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2004.
Global Optima Results for the Kauffman NK Model
- Graph Theory and Combinatorics Seminar
Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC, March 2004.
Handling Dependency in Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization - Kauffman NK model
- Symposium on Optimization and Applied Probability
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2003.
Global Optima Computations and Bounds for the Kauffman NK Model (Invited Talk)
- Graph Theory and Combinatorics Seminar
Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC, April 2003.
Small-world graphs - new random graph models
- Random Graphs and Logic Seminar
Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC, March 2002.
Threshold Functions, 0-1 Laws and Almost Sure Theories
- Generating Functions Seminar
Dept. of Mathematics, UIUC, February 2002.
A complex analytic proof of Lagrange Inversion Formula
- Approximation Algorithms Seminar
Dept. of Chemical Engineering, UIUC, October 2000.
Randomized Algorithms and Derandomization: MAX SAT
- Theoretical Computer Science and Combinatorics Joint Seminar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 2000.
Queue number of planar graphs
- 1st Lake Michigan Workshop on Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Kalamazoo, MI, March 2014.
- AMS Central Section Meeting
Notre Dame, IN, November 2010.
- AMS Central Section Meeting
Urbana-Champaign, IL, March 2009.
- 47th Midwest Graph Theory Conference
Chicago, November 2008.
- AMS Central Section Meeting
Bloomington, IN, April 2008.
- AMS Central Section Meeting
Chicago, October 2007.
- Project NExT Workshop and MathFest
San Jose, August 2007.
- International Conference on Random Combinatorial Structures
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, April 2007.
- DIMACS-Georgia Tech Workshop on Complex Networks and their Applications
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, January 2007.
- EXCILL (Extremal Combinatorics at Illinois)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, November 2006.
- Conference on Probabilistic Combinatorics & Algorithms: in Honor
of Joel Spencer's 60th Birthday
DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, New Jersey, April 2006.
- Workshop on Models of Real-World Random Networks
Probability, Algorithms and Statistical Physics, MSRI,
Berkeley, April 2005.
- Workshop on Stochastic Programming
University of Arizona, Tucson, October 2004.
- 12th SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, June 2004.
- NSF-CBMS workshop on the Combinatorics of Large Sparse
Graphs
California State University, San Marcos, June 2004.
- IMA Workshop on Combinatorics and its Applications
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, July 2003.
- AMS Central Section Meeting
Indiana University, Bloomington, April 2003.
- MIGHTY XXXV (Midwest Graph Theory Conference)
Illinois State University, Normal, September 2002.
- MIGHTY XXXIII (Midwest Graph Theory Conference)
Wright State University, Dayton, October 2000.
- 9th Quadrennial International Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Algorithms and Applications
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, June 2000.
- 10th SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 2000.
- 13th MCCCC (Midwest Conference on Combinatorics, Cryptography & Computing)
Illinois State University, Normal, October 1999.
Academic and Professional Activities
- In the Professional Community:
- Review Panel Member, AAAS (American Association for Advancement of Science) international
research grant proposals in Applied Math, 2014.
- Member, MAA National Committee on Minority Participation in Mathematics, 2009-2012.
- Associate Editor, European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 2007-present.
- Editor, Newsletter, SIAM Activity Group on Discrete Mathematics, 2012-2014.
- Referee for the journals : Ars Combinatoria, Complexity, Discrete Mathematics (multiple papers), Discrete Applied Mathematics (multiple papers), Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, Mathematical Finance, Mathematics of Computation, Naval Research Logistics (multiple papers), Order, SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (multiple papers), Operations Research.
- (Co-)Organizer,
- Workshop in honor of Professor Douglas West's 60th Birthday, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, June 2014.
- Special Session on Graphs and Hypergraphs at AMS Meeting, University of Notre Dame, November 2010.
- 47th Midwest Graph Theory Conference (MIGHTY), IIT, Chicago, November 2008.
- Special Session on Graph Theory, AMS Central Section Meeting, Bloomington, IN, April 2008.
- Project NExT panel discussion on Early Career Grants: possible sources and proposal writing, Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, January 2008.
- Special Session on Graph Theory, AMS Central Section Meeting, Chicago, October, 2007.
- Chicago Area Discrete Math Reading Seminar, Fall 2006-Fall 2008.
- Judge, MAA Student Poster Competition, Joint Mathematics Meeting, San Diego, January 2008.
- Chair, Session on Special Topics in Networks and Graphs, INFORMS annual meeting, November 2005.
- Within the Home Institution:
- Member,
- University Strategic Plan Assessment Advisory Board (SPAAB), IIT, Fall 2014-present.
- Wireless Network and Communications Research Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring 2007-present.
- University Faculty Library Committee, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007-present.
- Applied Math Faculty Search Committee, IIT, 2012-2013.
- Academic Unit Review Committee for Tenure-track Faculty, IIT, 2013.
- Academic Unit Review Committee for Senior Lecturers, IIT, 2012, 2013.
- Qualifying Exam Committee (multiple times), IIT, 2012, 2014, 2015.
- Mathematics General Education Committee, IIT, 2009.
- Examination Committee, Undergraduate Math Competition, IIT, May 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013.
- Examination committee, Regional Mathematics Olympiad, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 1998.
- Organizer,
- Student Poster Competition , Menger Day, IIT, April 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.
- Pan-IIT Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on ``Networks and Optimization'', IIT, Spring 2009 (with R. Ellis and M. Pelsmajer).
- Applied Mathematics Colloquium, IIT, 2008-09.
- Discrete Applied Mathematics Seminar, IIT, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2012-13.
- Advisor, SIAM Student Chapter, IIT, 2012-present.
- Department Representative,
- Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy student visit to IIT, March 2015.
- Graduate School Fair , AMS-MAA Joint Mathematics Meeting, January 2008 (San Diego), January 2009 (Washington D.C.), January 2013 (San Diego).
- Graduate School Fair, Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, Chicago, April 2008.
- MAA Liaison, IIT, 2007-present.
- IIT University Events:
- IIT University Fair, July 2014.
- IIT Admitted Student Reception, March 2014.
- IIT Graduate College Open House, March 2010.
- CAMRAS Scholarship Interviews, IIT, March 2008.
- IIT Team advisor,
Kryptos Cryptanalysis Competition (April 2014, 2015);
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) (February 2015).
- Judge, Menger Day Poster Competition, IIT, March 2014, March 2015.
- Judge, Graduate Student Poster Competition, IIT Research Day, April 2007, 2009.
- Student Organizer, Popular Lecture Series in Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 1997-1999.
Professional Societies
- AMS (American Mathematical Society)
- INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences)
- MAA (Mathematical Association of America)
- SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics)
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