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I am a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Mathematics at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Previously, I was a graduate student in the ACO (Algortihms, Combinatoris, and Optimization) program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh under the guidance of Professor Boris Bukh, and I was an undergraduate student at Peking University in Beijing. My research intersets include discrete geometry and extremal graph theory.

I was born and raised in the city of Shanghai. My recreational interests include board gaming and skiing.


Carnegie Mellon University, Sep 2011 – May 2016

Ph.D., Department of Mathematical Sciences
Advisor: Boris Bukh

Peking University, Sep 2007 – Jun 2011

B.Sc., School of Mathematical Sciences


Instructor for Chinese Mathematical Society, Jun 2017

I was invited to give lecture series at the High School Affiliated to Fudan University in 2017. The audience include the six members of the China team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). My topics include discrete geometry and topological combinatorics.
Team China lead by Yijun Yao took the 2nd place at IMO 2017.
2017 lecture notes

Instructor for Mathematical Association of America, Jun 2014, Jun 2015 and Jun 2016

I was one of the coaching staff of the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2014 and Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 and 2016. The participants include the six members of the USA team for the IMO. My topics include the area method, probabilistic geometry, geometric inequality, discrete geometry and projective geometry.
Team USA led by Po-Shen Loh took the 2nd place at IMO 2014. The team claimed the championship title in 2015, the first time since 1994, and defended its title in 2016.
2014 lecture notes2015 lecture notes · 2016 lecture notes


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What follows is a list of talks I have given, in chronological order.


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Carnegie Mellon University, Sep 2011 – Dec 2015

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Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Jan 2017 – present

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Department of Mathematics
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 32000

Email: jiangzilin [at] technion [dot] ac [dot] il