Clifford Smyth

Clifford Smyth

Associate Professor

Office: Petty 103
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2008
Office Hours: Virtual: TR 3:30pm-4:45pm


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


Spring 2022
  • MAT-454 LEC (Mathematical Data Science II), TR 5:00-6:15, Petty Science Building 223
  • MAT-654 LEC (Math Data Science II Mchn Lrng), TR 5:00-6:15, Petty Science Building 223
  • MAT-687 IND (Project in Mathematics)
  • MAT-790 IND (Directed Doctoral Research)
  • MAT-701 SEM (Sel Topics Computational Math), MW 3:30-4:45, Petty Science Building 103


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.