Liam Solus

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology


Department of Mathematics
KTH
SE-100 4 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: solus@kth.se

Research Interests:

My research interests are in the field of combinatorics/discrete mathematics and its applications to algebra, geometry, statistics, and artificial intelligence. Within each of the latter fields, researchers can often phrase important questions in terms of the properties of statistical distributions associated to algebraic, geometric, and/or discrete objects. In recent years, my research has centered around developing and utilizing combinatorial methods to describe the relevant properties of such distributions. Buzzwords related to my work include: algebraic and geometric combinatorics, lattice polytopes, convex and discrete geometry, AI, machine learning, causal inference, causality, graphical models, and algebraic statistics.

Professional Information:

I am currently an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KTH.
     NSF Postdoctoral Mentor: Dr. Petter Brändén.

In 2016 I was a postdoctoral researcher working at IST Austria and MIT.
     Postdoctoral Mentor: Dr. Caroline Uhler.

In December 2015 I completed my PhD in mathematics at University of Kentucky.
     Doctoral Advisor: Dr. Ben Braun.

In April 2014 I completed my masters in mathematics at University of Kentucky.
     Masters Advisor: Dr. Ben Braun.

In May 2011 I completed my bachelors in mathematics at Oberlin College.
     Honors Advisor: Dr. Kevin Woods.
     Academic Advisor: Dr. Jim Walsh.

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Teaching Responsibilities:

This semester I am not teaching any courses. However, in the previous semesters I had the privilege of teaching the following:

Primary Instructor:

  • MA 114, Calculus II, University of Kentucky (Spring 2015).
  • MA 123, Elementary Calculus and its Applications, University of Kentucky (Summer 2013)
  • Teaching Assistant:

  • MA 113, Calculus I, University of Kentucky (Fall 2015).
  • MA 114, Calculus II, University of Kentucky (Spring 2015).
  • MA 138, Calculus II for the Life Sciences, University of Kentucky (Spring 2014).
  • MA 137, Calculus I for the Life Sciences, University of Kentucky (Fall 2014, Fall 2013).
  • MA 123, Elementary Calculus and its Applications, University of Kentucky (Spring 2013, Fall 2012).
  • Some Combinatorial Sequences I Like and Why I Like Them:

    Personal Interests:

    Aside from mathematics, I like to surf, snowboard, climb, exercise, hike, travel, and play my violin.

    Liam Solus
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Last updated on 7 September, 2018