About
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I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio State University. You can email me at mkahle (AT SYMBOL) DEPT.UNIVERSITY.edu.

My research interests include various interactions of topology and geometry with combinatorics, probability, and statistical mechanics.

I am currently advising PhD students Ayat Ababneh, Shreeya Behera, Paul Duncan, Jimin Kim, and Francisco Martinez-Figueroa.

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 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow in the EuroTechPostdoc Programme.
  • Kyle Parsons (2017) is a data scientist at Root Insurance.
  • Greg Malen (2016) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Union College.

Postdocs I've worked with:

  • Places: Ohio State University (2011-present); Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2010-11); Stanford University (2007-2010); University of Washington (2001-2007), Colorado State University (1999-2001)
  • Visiting positions: Technischen Universitat, Berlin, Germany, 2019–2020; ICERM, Providence, Rhode Island, Autumn 2016; CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico, Summer 2016; IMA, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Spring 2014; MRSI, Berkeley, California, Autumn 2006; IAS-PCMI, Park City, Utah, Summer 2003
  • Awards: Sloan Fellowship (2012), NSF CAREER (2014), Fellow of the AMS (Class of 2019), Simons Fellow (2019)

    My Erdős number is two.




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    Department of Mathematics
    The Ohio State University

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