Michael Tait

SAC 378

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, grappling, 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). In recent exciting news, I was awarded the Richard A Brualdi Early Career Prize by the International Linear Algebra Society. Come celebrate with me in Madrid at ILAS2023!


You might see me at the following upcoming meetings:

    • AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting (March 18-19, Georgia Tech) πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    • Temple Mathematics Colloquium (April 3) πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

    • AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting (April 15-16, University of Cincinnati)πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

    • ILAS2023 (June 12-16, Madrid)πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    • Your seminar?? πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“


If you want to know more about my professional life before coming to Villanova, or if you are preparing to be on the job market, these documents may be helpful: