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

  • stochastic topology
  • topological statistical mechanics
  • discrete geometry
  • geometric group theory
  • random graphs
  • graph coloring and graph homomorphisms

I am currently advising PhD students Ayat Ababneh, Shreeya Behera, Chris Donnay, 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 postdoc at Carnegie Mellon.
  • 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: faculty, Ohio State University (2011-present); Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (2010-11); Postdoc, Stanford University (2007-2010); PhD, University of Washington (2001-2007); M.S., Colorado State University (1999-2001)

Visiting positions: TU 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 2004

Awards: Fellow of the AMS (Class of 2019), Simons Fellow (2019), NSF CAREER (2014), Sloan Fellow (2012).


Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University

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