Caroline J. Klivans

Senior Lecturer
Applied Mathematics & Computer Science
Brown University

Associate Director

office: 316 Division of Applied Math

address: 182 George St.
              Providence RI 02906
phone: 401-863-3187

Sandpile configuration resulting from 10 million grains at the origin.

Fall 2017
I will be on Sabbatical Leave from Brown. I will be a Research Member at the MSRI semester program Geometric and Topological Combinatorics.

Research Interests

Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Combinatorics: Combinatorial aspects of simplicial complexes, discrete Laplacians, hyperplane arrangements, matroids, tilings, chip-firing models, quasisymmetric functions. CV

The Mathematics of Chip Firing. I am currently writing a book on chip-firing to be published by CRC Press.

Upcoming Events

MSRI Semester Program Geometric and Topological Combinatorics Berkeley, CA Fall 2017.

CombinaTexas CombinaTexas 2018 Texas A&M University, TX February 2018.

FPSAC 2018 30th International Conference Dartmouth, NH June 2018.

Previous Events

Previous Affiliations

Brown University, adjunct professor, 2011-2015.
UChicago, research scholar, 2008-2011.
Cornell University, visiting scholar, 2009-2010.
UChicago, L.E. Dickson instructor, 2004-2008.
Cornell University, instructor, spring 2004.
MSRI, postdoctoral fellow, fall 2003.
MIT, graduate student, 1999-2003.