I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio State University. My research interests include topological and geometric combinatorics, stochastic topology, topological statistical mechanics, and geometric group theory. I am also interested in topological data analysis and applications of algebraic topology in general.

I am currently advising PhD students Ayat Ababneh, Shreeya Behera, Paul Duncan, Jimin Kim, and Francisco Martinez-Figueroa. I am also working with postdoc Benjamin Schweinhart.

My former PhD students: Katie Ritchey (2019) is a tenure-track assistant professor in the math department at University of Mount Union. Andrew Newman (2018) is a "Facets of Complexity" postdoc at Technische Universität Berlin. Érika Roldán (2018) is a visiting assistant professor at Ohio State, and will be a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the EuroTechPostdoc Programme starting in 2020. Kyle Parsons (2017) is a data scientist at Root Insurance. Greg Malen (2016) is a postdoc at Duke University.

In the 2019–20 academic year, I will be on sabbatical in Berlin, supported in part by a Simons Fellowship.

You can email me at mkahle (AT SYMBOL) DEPT.UNIVERSITY.edu.


Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University

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