Liam Solus

Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Matematik
KTH
SE-100 4 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: solus@kth.se

Research Interests:

My general research interests include combinatorics and combinatorial convex geometry. I particularly like to focus on problems in these fields arising in the context of commutative algebra and algebraic statistics. In the context of commutative algebra, I am currently investigating real-rootedness, log-concavity, and unimodality of Ehrhart h*-polynomials of lattice polytopes using both univariate and multivariate techniques. In the context of algebraic statistics, I am now working on problems arising from the combinatorics of causality and some others relating to the geometry of hyperbolic exponential families.

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.

Publications:

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).
  • Personal Interests:

    In my free time I enjoy rock climbing and hiking. I love to boulder, but I do sport climb as well. I also like to make computer music and play my violin.

    Liam Solus
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Mathematics
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology
    Last updated on 29 October, 2016