Discrete mathematics is the study of finite or countable discrete structures; it spans such topics as graph theory, coding theory, design theory, and enumeration. The faculty at Michigan Tech specialize in constructive combinatorics, particularly the construction of error-correcting codes and combinatorial designs. Another area of interest is enumerative combinatorics.
Projective geometry; Algebraic and geometric combinatorics; Groups acting on geometries and graphs
Combinatorics, partition theory, q-series, generating function identities
Combinatorial designs; Graph decompositions; Graph colorings
Design theory; Combinatorial algorithms
Discrete Mathematics; Coding Theory; Combinatorics; Finite Geometry
Combinatorial Design Theory; Algebraic Coding Theory; Partial difference sets and strongly regular Cayley graphs