University of Colorado Denver

Michael S. Jacobson,

Professor

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences

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2017-18

This academic year I will be overseeing the department's interaction with the International College of Beijing as well as with the CU Succeed Mathematics program and our offerings. I will be teaching Math 4409, which is our undergraduate "Applied Combinatorics" course, and I will be employing the help of an LA, to increase the classroom participation in student-based activities. I'm looking forward to exploring additional the ways that the LAs are able to help the students in the classroom and to better comprehend the idea of the "art of counting". I also believe that it will be helpful to watch the peer-to-peer learning that results.

In addition, I am the PI on an NSF funded project to explore the enhanced GTA instruction and the impact on early undergraduate success that results. I am also the co-PI on an NSF project to explore the ways that outreach experiences for undergraduates as well as graduate students effects the basic understanding of the STEM disciplines. Also, as part of this project, I will be co-teaching IDST 4000/5000 - STEMmunication 101, which will help the students in the project to explore and improve their own STEM communication skills. I am on two project advisory boards - primarily studying the professional pathways pursued by doctoral students in the Mathematical Sciences, and how the community can best prepare these students for their professional careers.

Finally, I am presently in my second year as Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Research Interests

Graph Theory and Combinatorics is the area of my primary research interest. I have published recently on the following topics:

  • Irregular Labelings of Graphs and Digraphs
  • Cycle Structure in Combinatorial Structures
  • Generalized Ramsey Theory
  • Degree Sequences
  • Saturation Number of a Graph

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