Clifford Smyth

Clifford Smyth

Associate Professor

Office: Petty 103
Personal Website:
Starting year at UNCG: 2008
Office Hours: Virtual: M,W,F 12pm-12:50pm


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


Fall 2020
  • MAT-115 LEC (College Algebra)
  • MAT-310 LEC (Elementary Linear Algebra), MWF 11:00-11:50
  • MAT-799 DTS (Dissertation)


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.