Michael Tait

SAC 378

michael dot tait at villanova dot edu


Hello! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Villanova University. I grew up a few miles south in Wilmington before doing graduate school at UC San Diego and a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon. Besides math, I spend my time exercising, cooking and eating, reading, watching baseball, enjoying Philadelphia, and representing PRTC.


My research is in extremal combinatorics, mostly in extremal and spectral graph theory and combinatorial number theory. See my research page or arxiv for my papers. My research is partially supported by NSF award DMS-1855530 (Algebraic methods in extremal combinatorics).


You might see me at the following upcoming meetings:

    • Illinois Institute of Technology Applied Mathematics Colloquium (March 2)
    • SIAM DM 2020 (June 1-4, Portland)
    • ILAS 2020 (June 22-26, Galway)
    • Your seminar??


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