History of the NYC Discrete Math REU

Summer 2020. The mentors this year are Matthew Junge, Guy Moshkovitz, Adam Sheffer, and Pablo Soberon. The participants (in alphabetical order):

  • Riti Bahl

  • Luis Benitez Norat

  • Travis Dillon

  • Clare Hamblen

  • Anqi Li

  • Jack Messina

  • Hanna Mularczyk

  • Kukai Nakahata

  • Max Redman

  • Olivine Silier

  • Yaqian Tang

Papers produced during this summer:

The program is partially funded by NSF awards DMS-1802059,

DMS-1851420, DMS-1953141, and DMS-2028892.


Summer of 2019. The mentors this year are Adam Sheffer, Pablo Soberon, and Frank de Zeeuw. The participants (in alphabetical order):

  • Alex Cohen  

  • David Fitzpatrick 

  • Arunima Grover

  • Surya Mathialagan  

  • Sherry Sarkar

  • Alexander Xue

  • Yingyi Zhu

Papers produced during this summer:

Program partially funded by NSF awards DMS-1802059 and DMS-1851420.        

Part of our 2018 team


Summer of 2018. This was the first year of the REU. The mentors were Adam Sheffer and Rados Radoicic. The participants (in alphabetical order):

  • Sara Fish (Caltech)

  • Matthew Hase-Liu (Harvard)

  • Robert Krueger (Miami University)

  • Ruifan Yang (Boston College)

Papers produced during this summer:

This program was partially funded by NSF award DMS-1802059.

Earlier than 2018. Adam Sheffer has been mentoring undergrad research projects for many years before the CUNY Combinatorics REU. In the years 2014-2017 Adam was running such projects in Caltech, and before that in Israel.


A few earlier papers from undergraduate projects mentored by Adam: