Edward Kim

Assistant Professor
Mathematics And Statistics
Office hours
1018 Cowley Hall

Specialty area(s)

Geometric and Topological Combinatorics, Optimization

Brief biography

I was born and raised in Northern California in Santa Rosa, part of the state's celebrated wine growing region of Sonoma Valley. I earned my B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley then went to the University of California, Davis for my M.A. and Ph.D.

During my Ph.D. studies, I had an extended visit to the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

I play piano and I am an avid swing dancer. I'd like to get back into cycling and indoor rock climbing. My PGPs are he/him/his.

Current courses at UWL

Fall 2017

MTH 150 - College Algebra

MTH 225 - Foundations of Advanced Mathematics

MTH 395 - Independent Study (Teaching Experiences)

MTH 495 - Independent Study (Fields and Galois Theory)

UWL 100 - First year student experience

Teaching history

MTH 150 - College Algebra (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
MTH 151 - Precalculus (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
MTH 175 - Applied Calculus (Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
MTH 207 - Calculus I (Fall 2013, Spring 2014)
MTH 208 - Calculus II (Fall 2014)
MTH 225 - Foundations of Advanced Mathematics (Spring 2017, Fall 2017)
MTH 310 - Calculus III (Fall 2015)
MTH 411 - Abstract Algebra (Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
MTH 413 - Topics in Linear Algebra (Linear, Integer, and Semidefinite Optimization)
MTH 395 - Independent Study (Teaching Experiences)
MTH 495 - Independent Study (Polytopes and Convex Optimization)
MTH 495 - Independent Study (Matroid Theory)
MTH 495 - Independent Study (Computational Commutative Algebra)
MTH 495 - Independent Study (Fields and Galois Theory)
MTH 498 - Independent Study (Polyhedral Graph Abstractions)
MTH 498 - Independent Study (Applications of Group Theory to Symmetry in Chemistry)
MTH 498 - Independent Study (Convergence Theorems)
MTH 499 - Research Topics (Polyhedral Research Methods)
UWL 100 - First year student experience

Professional history

Before coming to UW-L, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft) and Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). Following POSTECH, I was a lecturer at UC Davis.

Research and publishing

Edward D. Kim. Relating graphs of trigonometric functions to points on the unit circle via using special-purpose rulers. Wisconsin Teacher of Mathematics, 67(2):23-26, 2015.

Tristram C. Bogart and Edward D. Kim. Superlinear subset partition graphs with strong adjacency, endpoint-count, and dimension reduction. To appear in Combinatorica. Preprint: arXiv:1409.7133, 2014.

Jesús A. De Loera and Edward D. Kim. Combinatorics and geometry of transportation polytopes: An update. In Discrete Geometry and Algebraic Combinatorics, volume 625 of Contemporary Mathematics, pages 37-76. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2014.

Edward D. Kim. Polyhedral graph abstractions and an approach to the Linear Hirsch Conjecture. Mathematical Programming, Series A, 143(1-2):357-370, 2014.

António Guedes de Oliveira, Edward D. Kim, Marc Noy, Arnau Padrol, Julian Pfeifle, Vincent Pilaud. Polytopal complexes realizing products of graphs. XIV Spanish Meeting on Computational Geometry, June 2011.

Edward D. Kim, Francisco Santos. An update on the Hirsch conjecture. Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker-Vereinigung, 112(2):73-98, 2010.

Anna Gundert, Edward D. Kim, Daria Schymura. Lattice paths and Lagrangian matroids. Technical Report, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, 2009.

Jesús A. De Loera, Edward D. Kim, Shmuel Onn, and Francisco Santos. Graphs of transportation polytopes. Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A, 116(8):1306-1325, 2009.


2010. Ph.D., Mathematics (University of California, Davis)
2007. M.A., Mathematics (University of California, Davis)
2004. B.A.., Mathematics (University of California, Berkeley)