michael dot tait at villanova dot edu
Hello! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Villanova University. I grew up a few miles south in Wilmington before doing graduate school at UC San Diego and a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon. Besides math, I spend my time exercising, cooking and eating, reading, watching baseball, enjoying Philadelphia, representing PRTC, and most importantly hanging out with this mathematician.
My research is in extremal combinatorics, mostly in extremal and spectral graph theory and combinatorial number theory. See my research page or arxiv for my papers. My research is partially supported by NSF award DMS-2011553 (Algebraic methods in extremal combinatorics, previously DMS-1855530).
You might see me at the following upcoming meetings:
OSU Combinatorics and Probability Seminar (April 15, virtually) 🤓🤓🤓👩💻 🧑💻 👨💻
AMS Spring Central Sectional meeting (April 17-18, virtually)👩💻 🧑💻 👨💻
SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (May 17-21,
New Orleansvirtually)👩💻 🧑💻 👨💻😭😭😭
CanaDAM (May 25-28, virtually) 👩💻 🧑💻 👨💻
SIAM DM 2021 (July 20-23,
MAA Mathfest session on Eigenvalues and Graphs (August 5,
Sacramentovirtually)👩💻 🧑💻 👨💻😭😭😭
Your seminar?? 🤓🤓🤓
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