I am a professor in the Department of Mathematics at Ohio State University. My research interests include various interactions of topology and geometry with probability, statistical physics, and combinatorics.

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

I am currently advising PhD students Shreeya Behera, Chris Donnay, Chloe Ireland, Tyson Trauger, and Amber Wu. I am also working with postdoc Shu Kanazawa.

My former PhD students:

  • Andrew Vander Werf (2023, OSU, co-advised with Elliot Paquette) is a postdoc in the applied mathematics department at Brown University
  • Ayat Ababneh (2022, OSU) is a lecturer at University of Jordan
  • Paul Duncan (2022, OSU) is a postdoc at Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Jimin Kim (2022, OSU) is a data analytics intern for the Erdős Institute
  • Francisco Martinez Figueroa (2022, OSU) is a postdoc at University of South Florida
  • Katherine Ritchey (2019, OSU) is a tenure-track assistant professor at University of Mount Union.
  • Andrew Newman (2018, OSU) is a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon.
  • Érika Roldán (2018, CIMAT, co-advised with Víctor Pérez-Abreu) i​s currently leading the research group "Stochastic Topology and its applications" at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig.
  • Kyle Parsons (2017, OSU) is a data scientist at Root Insurance.
  • Greg Malen (2016, OSU) 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); Samelson Postdoctoral Fellow, 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).

My Erdős number is two.


Department of Mathematics
The Ohio State University

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