I am an associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Illinois Institute of Technology. Here is my departmental contact page.

**My Curriculum Vitae** has a detailed outline of my academic activities. [Last updated: Feb 2024]

I am a member of the Discrete Applied Math group at IIT. My research interests lie, broadly speaking, in Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research, especially Graph Theory, Discrete and Network Optimization, and related mathematical/ statistical models and algorithms, and interdisciplinary applications in Transportation Networks, Computer Science, and ECE (Power Networks and Optimization). I am also interested in the ethical aspects of mathematical and optimization models, and particularly in equitable allocation of resources. See more about my research related activities from the Research and Papers links at the top of the page.

I am the Co-Director of the graduate program in Computational Decision Science and Operations Research (CDSOR), at IIT, since 2015. I co-created this joint program between Applied Math and Computer Science with Sanjiv Kapoor of CS, IIT. See more about my curriculum development and teaching related activities from the Teaching link at the top of the page.

I am the co-advisor of the IIT chapter of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) since 2012.

I am the team advisor of the IIT teams for Mathematical Contest in Modeling, since 2015 when I advised the first team from IIT to participate in this prestigious international mathematical modeling contest. See more about my student mentorship activities from the Mentorship link at the top of the page.

I was an AMS Project NExT Fellow, 2007-08.

I graduated from the Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I was a member of the Combinatorics and Graph Theory research group, and the Simulation and Optimization laboratory (a part of Operations Research at UIUC). My dissertation was co-directed by Professors Sheldon Jacobson and Douglas West.

Earlier, I studied at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (and, got my first taste of graph theory in a thesis I wrote under the supervision of Prof. Sriram Pemmaraju) and at St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

**Contact Information**

Mail: Department of Applied Mathematics,

Illinois Institute of Technology,

125C, Retalliatta Engineering Center,

10 West 32nd Street,

Chicago, IL 60616,

Tel: (312) 567-8980

Fax: (312) 567-3135

Email: __kaul at iit.edu__

Webpage: http://www.math.iit.edu/~kaul