I received my Ph.D from Georgia Tech in Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization, under the supervision of Robin Thomas. Before coming to UCF, I was a Zassenhaus Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University for one year.
My mathematical interest is in Graph Theory, Combinatorics, Optimization and Algorithms. My current research interests mainly focus on Hadwiger’s conjecture and its related problems; Ramsey related problems (including size of co-critical graphs and Gallai-Ramsey numbers of graphs); Erdos-Lovasz Tihany conjecture; Star edge-colorings; and Turan numbers and anti-Ramsey numbers of graphs when host graphs are planar graphs.
My work is currently supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-2153945; and in the past by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMS-1854903, and the National Security Agency under Grant No. H98230-09-1-0055.
I am an Associate Editor of Discrete Mathematics.