I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio State University. My research interests are in topology, combinatorics, probability, and statistical mechanics. I am also generally interested in applied algebraic topology, and I am part of the TGDA@OSU group.

I am currently 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 the NSF-TRIPODS grant on "Discovering Structure, Shape, and Dynamics in Data" (2017–2020).

I currently have four PhD students: Andrew Newman, Katie Ritchey, Érika Roldán Roa, and Jessica Zehel. I am also working with postdocs Hannah Alpert, Fedor Manin, and Benjamin Schweinhart.

My former PhD students: Kyle Parsons (2017) will be continuing as a lecturer and researcher at Ohio State in Fall 2017, and plans on working on industry in the long term. Greg Malen (2016) is currently a postdoc at Duke.

In Spring 2017, 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
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