Clifford Smyth

Clifford Smyth


Office: Petty 103
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2008
Office Hours: T & TR 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.


Degree(s): Ph.D. in Mathematics, Rutgers University (2001)


Fall 2023
  • MAT-253 LEC (Discrete Mathematical Structur), TR 12:30-1:45, PETT 217
  • MAT-453 LEC (Mathematical Data Science I), TR 3:30-4:45, PETT 007
  • MAT-653 LEC (Math Data Science I Foundatns), TR 3:30-4:45, PETT 007
  • MAT-799 DTS (Dissertation)


Member of the Research Group(s): Combinatorics, Mathematical Biology
Current Students: Matt Farmer (Ph.D.)
Former Students: Davorin Stajsic (M.A.), James Rudzinski (Ph.D.)

Selected Publications

Brief Biography

Dr. Smyth earned his Ph. D. in mathematics in 2001 from Rutgers University, advised by Mike Saks. Afterwards, he held postdoctoral positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Carnegie Mellon University, and MIT until joining UNCG in 2008. His research interests lie in discrete mathematics, including problems coming from combinatorial probability, theoretical computer science, discrete geometry, and combinatorial enumeration.