Department of Mathematics
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Linyuan Lu
Title:  Department Chair Professor 
Department:  Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences 
Email:  lu@math.sc.edu 
Phone:  8035765822, 8037774225 
Office: 
LeConte 400I (Research) LeConte 409 (Chair) 
Office Hours: 
MW 10:40am12:00pm @LC400I MF 1:00pm2:00pm @LC409 
Resources: 
My Website Curriculum Vitae [pdf] Department of Mathematics 
Education
Ph.D.  Combinatorics  University of California, San Diego  2002 
M.S.  Mathematics  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia  1999 
M.S.  Computer Science  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia  1999 
B.S.  Mathematics  Nankai University, Tianjin, China  1991 
Experience
2018  Present  Department Chair  University of South Carolina 
2013  present  Professor  University of South Carolina 
2009  2013  Associate Professor  University of South Carolina 
2004  2009  Assistant Professor  University of South Carolina 
2002  2004  Postdoc  University of California, San Diego 
Courses Taught:
 Math 141: Calculus I
 Math 142: Calculus II
 Math 198: Introduction to Careers and Research in the Mathematical Sciences
 Math 241: Vector Calculus
 Math 242: Elemetary Differential Equations
 Math 374: Discrete Structures
 Math 526: Numerical Linear Algebra
 Math 570: Discrete Optimization
 Math 574: Discrete Mathematics
 Math 576: Combinatorial Game Theory
 Math 776: Graph Theory I
 Math 777: Graph Theory II
 Math 778: Topic Courses in Discrete Mathematics
 Probabilistic Methods
 Spectral Graph Theory
 Large Networks and Graph Limits
 Extreme Graph Theory
Research
Dr. Lu is wellknown nationally and internationally for his research work on large information networks, sparse random graphs, probabilistic methods, extremal problems on hypergraphs and posets, spectral graph/hypergraph theory, Ramsey type problems, Discrete Geometry, and other problems in graph theory. He has published 1 book, 2 book chapters, 55 Journal papers, and 13 conference papers. He was invited to give lecture series internationally four times, twelve 45minutes talks at national and international conferences, and twentyseven colloquium/seminar talks at other universities, and fortyeight 25minute talks at various conferences and workshops. He has been supported by 6 NSF grants and 2 ONR grants. According to Google Scholar, Dr. Lu has 7000+ citations with hindex 26 and i10index 51. He had solved a $100prized Erdos problem.
Selected publications:

Fan Chung and Linyuan Lu, Complex graphs and networks, CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics; number 107, (2006), 264+vii pages. ISBN10: 0821836579, ISBN13: 9780821836576.
 Shuliang Bai and Linyuan Lu, Spectral radius of {0,1}tensor with prescribed number of ones, Linear Algebra Appl. 558 (2018), 205235.
 Linyuan Lu and Zhiyu Wang, On the sizeRamsey number of tight paths. SIAM J. Discrete Math. 32 (2018), no. 3, 21722179.
 Shuliang Bai and Linyuan Lu, A Bound on the Spectral Radius of Hypergraphs with e Edges, Linear Algebra Appl., 549, (2018), 203218.