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.

AMS Regional Meeting Special Session on Algebraic, Geometric, and Topological Methods in Combinatorics Northeastern University, Boston, MA April 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.