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, representing PRTC, grappling, and most importantly hanging out with this mathematician.

My research is in extremal combinatorics, mostly in extremal and spectral graph theory and combinatorial number theory.Β  See my research page or arxiv for my papers. My research is partially supported by NSF award DMS-2245556 (Spectral and extremal graph theory). In recent exciting news, I was awarded the Richard A Brualdi Early Career Prize by the International Linear Algebra Society!

You might see me at the following upcoming meetings:

If you want to know more about my professional life before coming to Villanova, or if you are preparing to be on the job market, I am happy to share documents that I have written. Please email me and I will send you any subset of: teaching statement, research statement, NSF postdoc proposal, 2 NSF standard grant proposals.