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. A book on chip-firing published by CRC Press.

Brown Combinatorics Seminar

Combinatorics Seminar

Upcoming Events

AMS Regional Meeting 2019 Special Sessions on Matroids and for Tom Zaslavsky Binghamton, NY, October 2019.

AMS Regional Meeting 2020 Special Sessions on Applied Combinatorics Tufts University, March 2020.

Colombian combinatorics meeting 2020 ECCO 2020 Bogota, Colombia, June 2020.


Previous Events

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.