Ryan R. Martin

I am a professor at Iowa State University and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Order, published by Springer.

My fields of interest are extremal poset theory, graph theory and extremal and probabilistic combinatorics.

My research is partially supported by a grant from the Simons Foundation (#353292)

M165: BbLearn, Syllabus, Objectives, Past Exams

M304: BbLearn

M608: Main Webpage, Notes

Documents (PDF): CV, Publications

Discrete Mathematics cluster: Steve Butler, Leslie Hogben, Bernard Lidický, me, Sung-Yell Song, Michael Young

Latest preprints (PDF):

Edit Distance Survey: The edit distance in graphs: methods, results and generalizations, Recent Trends in Combinatorics, 31--62, IMA Vol. Math. Appl., 159, Springer, Cham, 2016.

Other materials:
  • Current and former students.
  • Discrete Math seminar page (maintained by Bernard Lidický).

  • E-mail address: rymartin@iastate.edu
    Office: 428 Carver HallMailing Address (ISU):
    Phone#: 515-294-1282 DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
    AMES, IOWA 50011-2064
    ISU Math Office#: 515-294-1752
    ISU Math Fax#: 515-294-5454
    Summer 2016 Schedule (when in town 5/09-7/15)
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    2pm   Research Meeting (SW)
    428 Carver
      Research Meeting (SW)
    428 Carver
    Fall 2016 Schedule
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    MATH 304
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    MATH 304
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    1pm MATH 165
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    MATH 165
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    MATH 165
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    2pm   Discrete Math Seminar
    Carver 0401
    4pm   Colloquium
    Carver 0202
    Mar 06-11, Visit to University of Illinois, Talk: Rainbow arithmetic progressions, Champaign, IL
    Apr 16-17, AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting #1120
    Special Session on Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics, Talk: The edit distance of powers of cycles, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
    May 09-10, PhD dissertation defense: Dr. Michael Szestopalow. Seminar talk: On the edit distance of powers of cycles, University of Waterloo, Canada
    Mon-Fri Jun 06-10, SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics (DM16), Talk: The edit distance of powers of cycles, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
    Fri-Thu Jun 10-16, Working group on PoSat, University of Colorado-Denver
    Sun-Fri Jul 17-29 Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
    Sat-Thu Jul 23-28 Mathematics of Jiří Matoušek Prague, Czech Republic
    Mon-Wed Aug 08-10 Extremal Combinatorics @ Illinois (EXCILL III) Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
    Mon Aug 22 First day of classes Iowa State University
    Mon Sep 05 Labor Day holiday Iowa State University
    Wed-Sat Sep 14-17 Workshop on Order and Geometry Gułtowy Palace near Poznań, Poland
    Sat-Sun Sep 24-25 Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting #1121
    Special Session: New Developments in Graphs and Hypergraphs
    Student funding applications due July 25, $250.
    Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
    Sat-Sun Oct 08-09 Fall Western Sectional Meeting #1122
    Special Sessions: Analysis on Graphs and Spectral Graph Theory & Recent Advances in Structural and Extremal Graph Theory
    Student funding applications due July 25, $250.
    University of Denver, Denver, CO
    Fri-Sun Oct 28-30

    Fall Central Sectional Meeting #1123
    Special Sessions: Combinatorial Matrix Theory & Discrete Structures: Analysis and Applications (IMA Reunion) & Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics
    Student funding applications due July 25, $250.

    University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis campus), Minneapolis, MN
    Sat-Sun Nov 12-13

    Fall Southeastern Sectional Meeting #1124
    Special Sessions: Graphs, Hypergraphs, and Set Systems & Structural and Computational Graph Theory
    Student funding applications due July 25, $250.

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    Wed-Sat Jan 04-07, 2017 Joint Mathematics Meetings
    Student funding applications (for those in their last year of study) due mid-Aug to mid-Sep.
    Hyatt Regency & Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
    Legend: Teaching Meeting Office Occasional Event
    My CV (PDF) Publications Mathematics Teaching BbLearn Discrete Math Seminar
    A man would make but a sorry chemist if he attended to that department of human knowledge alone.  If your wish is to become really a man of science and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics.

    -- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

    Ryan Martin's Web Page / Revised 29 May 2016.