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 generally interested in topological data analysis and applied algebraic topology.

I am the PI on an NSF-RTG grant on "Algebraic Topology and its Applications" (2016–2021), and an NSF-CAREER grant on "Random spaces and groups" (2014–2019). I am also Senior Personnel on an NSF-TRIPODS grant on "Discovering Structure, Shape, and Dynamics in Data" (2017–2020).

I am currently advising PhD students Paul Duncan, Jimin Kim, Francisco Martinez, Andrew Newman, and Katie Ritchey. I also am working with postdocs Hannah Alpert, Fedor Manin, Érika Roldán, and Benjamin Schweinhart.

My former PhD students: Kyle Parsons (2017) is a data scientist at Root Insurance. Greg Malen (2016) is a postdoc at Duke.

In Spring 2018, I taught Math 4575 and Math 6502.

In Fall 2016, I helped organize the ICERM Semester Program on "Topology in Motion".

In Summer 2016, I helped organize the conference TGDA@OSU 2016.

In 2012, I was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

You can email me at mkahle@math.osu.edu.


Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University

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