Guy Moshkovitz

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the City University of New York (Baruch College). Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and DIMACS. In 2018 I was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University in the Special Year on Combinatorics and Complexity.

I completed my Ph.D. studies at the School of Mathematics at Tel Aviv University, advised by Prof. Asaf Shapira, and my M.Sc. studies at the School of Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Oded Regev.

I have a broad interest in: Extremal Combinatorics, Graph/Hypergraph Theory, Algebraic Geometry, probabilistic and algebraic methods in Combinatorics, and their applications to Theoretical Computer Science.

Email: guymoshkov at

Research Highlights

Algebraic Geometry:

  • A proof of the simplest case of the polynomial Gowers inverse conjecture.

  • A new notion of tensor rank, providing a bridge to the field of algebraic geometry, with applications to matrix multiplication

Extremal Combinatorics:

  • A proof that the hypergraph regularity lemma cannot have a primitive recursive bound, settling a long-standing open question & confirming prediction of Tao [JCTA '06]

  • A variant of the celebrated Sauer-Shelah Lemma for a wide range of parameters (and a new variant of the famous Kruskal-Katona Theorem)

  • A near-resolution of the Erdos-Szekeres Ramsey problems

  • A short and simple proof of the celebrated lower bound for the graph regularity lemma due to Gowers [GAFA '97]

Theoretical Computer Science:

  • Lower bounds for multiple results on graph decompositions, nearly matching bounds by Arora-Barak-Steurer [J. ACM '15] and many others

  • A new, combinatorial approach to arithmetic circuit lower bounds, via the polynomial method


For a simplified version of this result for 3-uniform hypergraphs, see: A Tight Bound for Hypergraph Regularity I

A full version of this paper: (arXiv)


  • Analytic Geometry (2021)

  • Calculus III (2020)

  • Introduction to Discrete Structures I (2019)

  • Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (2016)

  • Calculus B2 (2014, 2015, 2016)

  • Linear Algebra A1 (2013, 2014, 2015)

  • Differential and Integral Calculus (2012, 2013)

  • Linear Algebra (2012)