Hi! I'm Misha. I do research in combinatorics and teach math, occasionally to high-school students.

You may occasionally also see my name written as Mikhail Lavrov. This is still me. Mikhail and I are the same person.

There are many ways to reach me, but sending an email to misha.p.l@gmail.com is one of the most reliable.

My research is in Ramsey theory and probabilistic combinatorics, a large part of both being focused on problems in graph theory. I received my Ph.D. from the ACO (Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization) program at Carnegie Mellon University, in May 2017. My Ph.D. advisor was Po-Shen Loh.

I am an assistant professor of mathematics at Kennesaw State University, and I have a webpage there, too. From 2017 to 2020, I was a J.L. Doob postdoc in the Math Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

You may be interested in:

- A list of my publications
- My CV (last updated December 2019)

In the fall semester of 2023, I'm teaching the following classes at Kennesaw State University:

Here are all the other classes I've taught here.

I've done a lot of teaching here and there in the past, including:

- At the University of Illinois. I am particularly proud of my lecture notes for
- Math 482: Linear programming, as taught in spring 2020, and
- Math 484: Nonlinear programming, as taught in spring 2019.

- At Canada/USA Mathcamp! I was first a mentor there in 2014, and have returned every summer so far.
- For the Western PA Math Circle and ARML team. This is a weekly math program for middle- and high-school students in the Pittsburgh area; I was its head coach for most of my time as a grad student.

When I want to do a little bit of math, but not too much math, I answer questions on Math StackExchange (and occasionally ask them, too). I have a list of some of my favorite questions there.

I have a page giving examples of Greco-Latin squares of all possible sizes up to 24-by-24. After that point, by a certain narrow and unpopular reading of the definition, there are no more Greco-Latin squares, because the Greek alphabet only has 24 letters.

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Last updated August 12, 2023. Misha Lavrov <misha.p.l@gmail.com>