Caroline J. Klivans


Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics
Brown University

Associate Director
ICERM

office: 316 Division of Applied Math
e-mail: Caroline_Klivans@brown.edu

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

Sandpile configuration resulting from 10 million grains at the origin.

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.

Previous Affiliations

MSRI, research member, 2017.
ICERM, research member, 2016.
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.
Cornell, undergraduate student, 1995-1999.