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I am a Professor at the Mathematics Department at UCLA. Before coming here, I was teaching at University of Minnesota and at MIT. Prior to that, I was a Gibbs Instructor at Yale University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at MSRI. I got my Ph.D. from Harvard University. I did my undergraduate studies at Moscow State University.


I work in Discrete Mathematics. More specifically, my research spans the following topics:

My undergraduate advisor was Alexandre Kirillov (currently at UPenn). My graduate advisor was Persi Diaconis (currently at Stanford). As a postdoc at Yale, I was working with László Lovász (currently at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary). As a NSF postdoc at MIT, I was working with Richard Stanley (still at MIT).

Here are some of my papers. My Google Scholar profile.

Here is my book: Lectures on Discrete and Polyhedral Geometry.

Popular math writing links:


For the old courses, see my Teaching Page.

Links to some lectures and lecture series:


I have a short (.pdf file, 1.1 page) and an extended (.pdf file, 27 pages) versions of the resume.
I also have a (very dated) list of my coauthors with their web pages (if available).

Former Ph.D. students:


Editorial duties:

Contact information:

Igor Pak
Department of Mathematics, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Office: Math Sciences 6125
Phone: (310) 825-4701 (no message service)
Fax: (310) 206-6673
E-mail: my last name AT math DOT my university.edu

Last updated: 4/9/2016