Jeong-Hyun Kang

Department of Mathematics
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118

Office: 328 Boyd

General Information

I am currently an associate professor in the Discrete Math group at Department of Mathematics, University of West Georgia.
I received my Ph.D degree in 2004 from the Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I wrote my dissertation, entitled "Covering and Coloring Metric Spaces, and L(2,1)-labeling of Graphs'', under the guidance of Prof. Zoltán Füredi in the Combinatorics Group at UIUC. After that, I was a postdoc in the Discrete Math group at Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of combinatorics, combinatorial geometry, number theory, and graph theory. In my dissertation, I have worked on a long standing problem in combinatorial geometry related to coloring of metric spaces and its variations, using methods from discrete geometry and probabilistic combinatorics. I also have various results on a central conjecture in L(2,1)-labeling of graphs, a generalization of ordinary graph coloring, motivated by the channel assignment problem. I am also interested in and working on other problems from combinatorial geometry, extremal graph theory, and combinatorial number theory.
Here is a copy of my research statement.

Combinatorial Geometry

Combinatorial Number Theory

Extremal Graph Theory

Additional Topics and Problems

Research Activities

Papers and Publications


Teaching Experience

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Experience

Co-author of proposal for graduate course on Discrete and Convex Geometry in May 2003.

Teaching in Fall 2015

MATH 2644 Calculus II

MATH 6423 Adv Modern Algebra II

Favorite Links

Combinatorics: Lots of stuff at, and Doug West's Homepage; Journals +, Geometry Resources, Online Dictionary, Combinatorial Catalogues, Encylopedia of Sequences, Graph Coloring Problems archives, Diestel's Graph Theory Book.
General Mathematics: MathSciNet, Math Abstracts, Math Dictionary, Web of Science, Math Directory, Math Resources, e-Prints, UIUC Library.
General References: Meta-Dictionary, Bartleby meta-site, Merriam-Webster, Probert Encyclopaedia,,
News: BBC,, Yahoo, IHT,, Time, New Yorker, Scientific American, Discover,
Books, etc.: Abebooks, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, the comic strip piled high and deeper.
And last but not the least Google.