Clifford Smyth

Clifford Smyth

Associate Professor

Office: Petty 103
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2008
Office Hours: T/Th 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM


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


Spring 2020
  • MAT-310 LEC (Elementary Linear Algebra), TR 3:30-4:45, Petty Science Building 217
  • MAT-322 LEC (Linear Programming), TR 12:30-1:45, Petty Science Building 7
  • MAT-802 DTS (Dissertation Extension)
  • MAT-701 SEM (Select Topics Computational Math), TR 5:00-6:15, Petty Science Building 103


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

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.