# Department of **Mathematics**

## Directory

## Laszlo Szekely

Title: |
Professor |

Department: |
Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences |

Email: |
szekely@math.sc.edu |

Phone: |
803-777-6262 |

Office: |
COL 1024C |

Office Hours: |
MWF 12:00-13:00 |

Resources: |
My Website Curriculum Vitae [pdf] Department of Mathematics |

#### Education

Candidate | Math. Sciences | Hungarian Academy Sciences | 1987 |

Ph.D. | Finite Mathematics | Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary | 1983 |

Master of Sci. | Mathematics | Eotvos University, Budapest, Hungary | 1980 |

#### Experience

2009 | Alexander von Humboldt fellow | University of Bonn |

2005-07 | Interim Director of the Industrial Mathematics Institute | UofSC |

2002-03 | Visiting Fellow | NCBI/NLM/NIH |

1996- | professor | UofSC |

1994-96 | Director of the Institute of Mathematics I | Eotvos University |

1992-93 | visiting associate professor | University of New Mexico |

1991-92 | Alexander von Humboldt fellow | University of Bonn |

1988-90 | visiting associate professor | University of New Mexico |

1986-87 | postdoctoral fellow | University of Auckland |

1984-96 | associate professor | Eotvos University |

1982-84 | research fellow | Szeged University |

#### Courses Taught

MATH122 | Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences |

MATH141 | Calculus I |

MATH142 | Calculus II |

MATH174 | Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science |

MATH241 | Vector Calculus |

MATH242 | Elementary Differential Equations |

MATH374 | Discrete Structures |

MATH550 | Vector Analysis |

MATH570 | Discrete Optimization |

MATH574 | Discrete Mathematics I |

MATH774 | Discrete Mathematics I |

MATH775 | Discrete Mathematics II |

MATH778B | Selected Topics in Discrete Mathematics: the Linear Algebra Method in Combinatorics |

#### Research

Primary research areas are combinatorics and graph theory, and their applications
to geometry, computer science and biology.

Received research support from the National Science Foundation (7 grants), NIH, DARPA
and AFORS, and fellowship support from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung,
the EPSRC, and the European Union.

Wrote more than 160 papers, which are cited 3800 times, with more than 100 collaborators,
and graduated 6 Ph.D. students.

Editorial work: "Combinatorica" (1995-, managing editor 1987-1995), " SIAM J. Discrete Math." (2003-2017), "European J. Math"(2014-), "Central European J. Mathematics"
(2009-2014); "International Journal of Combinatorics" (2009-2017). Doctor of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1998, Russell Research Award, UofSC, 2007.

#### Selected Publications

- E. Czabarka, L. A. Szekely, S. Wagner, A tanglegram Kuratowski theorem, J. Graph Theory 90(2)(2019), 111-122.
- John Asplund, Gregory Clark, Garner Cochran, Eva Czabarka, Arran Hamm, Gwen Spencer, Laszlo Szekely, Libby Taylor, Zhiyu Wang, Using block designs in crossing number bounds, J. Combin. Designs 27(2019)(10), 586-597.
- P. L. Erdos, M. A. Steel, L. A. Szekely, and T. J. Warnow, A few logs suffice to build (almost) all trees I-II Random Structures and Algorithms 14(1999)(2), 153-184, and Theor. Comp. Sci. 221(1-2)(1999), 77-118.
- L. A. Szekely, Crossing numbers and hard Erdos problems in discrete geometry, Combinatorics, Probability, and Computing 6(3)(1997), 353-358.
- F. Shahrokhi, O. Sykora, L. A. Szekely and I. Vrto, The crossing number of a graph on a compact 2-manifold, Adv. Math. 123(1996), 105-119