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 spring semester of 2022, I'm teaching the following classes at Kennesaw State University:

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 ARML team, a math team for middle- and high-school students in the Pittsburgh area that is now in the capable hands of C.J. Argue.

I use Mathematica in my research, but sometimes I also use it just to draw pretty pictures.

On the other hand, the fractal you can see in the background of this webpage was created in MS Paint. Here's an enlarged version of the tile after 7 doubling steps. See if you can figure out how I did it!

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.

Last updated January 15, 2022. Misha Lavrov <misha.p.l@gmail.com>