Carnegie Mellon University
Department of Mathematics
jkritsch "at" andrew "dot" cmu "dot" edu
I currently a postdoctoral associate at Carnegie Mellon University until Fall 2023. I graduated from the Mathematics Ph.D. program at Iowa State University in 2021. My Ph.D. advisor was Michael Young.
Currently, I am keeping an eye out for postdocs or jobs that would move me to the Pacific Northwest. Please reach out to me at jkritsch "at" andrew "dot" cmu "dot" edu if you are interested in my application materials.
I have three main research interests: extremal graph theory, anti-Ramsey theory, and zero forcing. Click here to see my publications. I am always looking for new projects and collaborators!
Some projects I am working/thinking about are:
Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo to analyze political maps for 2020 redistricting
Mixing times for the Bernoulli-Laplace urn model
Throttling for random graphs and abstract color change rules
Classifying complementry vanishing graphs
Using strong properties to make progress for the inverse eigenvalue problem for signed graphs with multi-edges
My teaching experience includes core offerings and service classes: Calculus I-III, Business Calculus, Introduction to Proofs (for a full lists, contact me for my CV). Most recently, I taught Multivariate Analysis (21256) which covers material from linear algebra and calc 3 for social science majors.
I started Redefining Math, a monthly program at the Ames Public Library. The goal of the program is to facilitate positive experiences doing math by examining puzzles and games. To read more about it, see this article on the Iowa State University website.