Jürgen Kritschgau

Postdoctoral Associate

Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Mathematics

jkritsch "at" andrew "dot" cmu "dot" edu

About Me

I am 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. Here is a copy of my (academic) long CV. Here is a copy of my shorter CV.

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:

  1. Mixing times for the Bernoulli-Laplace urn model

  2. Throttling for random graphs and abstract color change rules

  3. Classifying complementry vanishing graphs

  4. 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.