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Bill Kay

Ph.D. Mathematics. M.S. in Computer Science.

Ryerson University & The Fields Institute.

About me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher jointly supported by Ryerson Univeristy and The Fields Institute. My sponsor is Anthony Bonato. I was co-advised by Vojtěch Rödl and Dwight Duffus. I have a Master's degree in computer science and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Emory University.

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in the fields of graph theory, combinatorics, and mathematics driven by computer simulation. Specifically, extremal and probabilistic combinatorics with particular interest in Turán theory, graph coloring, and hypergraph problems. For a more detailed look at my future research projects as well as an overview of my current research program, check out my research page for more information.

Teaching Philosophy

An ideal mathematics lecture is one that is presented in a clear and precise manner without sacrificing the engagement of your students. My base philosophy is summarized here:

Plainly, my philosophy is that when you talk about math like it's interesting, not so hard, and kind of funny, it becomes all of those things to your students.

For an overview of my teaching experience and a more in depth look at my teaching philosophy, check out my teaching page.