Igor Pak Home Page
I am a Professor at the Mathematics Department
at UCLA. Before coming here, I was teaching at
University of Minnesota and at
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
I work in Discrete Mathematics. More specifically, my research spans
the following topics:
My undergraduate advisor was
Kirillov (currently at
UPenn). My graduate advisor was
Persi Diaconis (currently at
Stanford). As a postdoc at Yale,
I was working with
(currently at Eötvös Loránd
University in Budapest, Hungary).
As a NSF postdoc at MIT, I was working with
Richard Stanley (still at MIT).
- Discrete and Polyhedral Geometry,
- Enumerative and Algebraic Combinatorics,
- Probability and Computations on
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:
- Words in linear groups, random walks, automata and P-recursiveness, Banff, Canada (March 2015).
- Counting with Wang tiles, IMA, Minneapolis (November 2014).
- Universality theorems in Algebra and Geometry, Stony Brook U. (September 2014)
New Foundations of Combinatorial Theory at SLC 73 (Austria, September 2014).
- Geometry of mechanisms: from trains to computers (NerdNite LA, March 2014).
Triangulations of Convex Polytopes (Russia, 2012).
- Quantitative Steinitz Problem (Russia, 2012).
Lectures on bijections (IPAM, UCLA, 2009).
- Dyson's rank, crank and adjoint (supplemental material).
Ribbon Tile Invariants. The Prequel and the Sequel (MIT, 2000).
Probability and Computation on Groups (3 lectures in New York and MSRI, 1999-2000).
I have a short (.pdf file, 1 page)
and an extended (.pdf file, 25 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:
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: 5/2/2015