Jerrold R. Griggs

Carolina Distinguished Professor
Department of Mathematics,
University of South Carolina.
Ph.D. in Applied Math, M.I.T., 1977.
Research interests include combinatorics, extremal set theory, extremal graph theory, graph coloring, operations research, as well as applications of discrete math to biology, number theory, analysis of algorithms, and communications.

JRG on set of TV show, March 13, 2014. Can be seen in audience during show with bright blue vest (at most .5 secs.).

Reaching me

Page Last Updated: Aug., 2015
griggs at math dot sc dot edu
J. R. Griggs
Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-6764
(803) 777-3783

My complete Curriculum Vitae, including list of publications.


Selected Publications (PDF)

Student Research Supervision

Chair, SIAM Activity Group in Discrete Mathematics, Past Chair.

Editor-in-Chief, 2003--2009 SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics.

The new Editor-in-Chief is David Williamson of Cornell. Journal online .

Photos and so on

  • Photos of Paul Erdos

    American Math Society Southeastern Section Meeting, at the University of South Carolina, March, 2001: Combinatorics and Graph Theory was a special session I organized that featured 25 speakers from across the USA and Canada and from as far away as Australia and Germany. This is a page of detailed information on this session and travel to the conference. For digital photos of the meeting, visit David Sumner's gallery.
    The Kleitman Celebration Conference was held at MIT, August 16-18, 1999:
  • Poems for Dannyfest
  • Photos of Daniel J. Kleitman

  • Family Photos
  • Common Redpoll, which visited our feeder for a few days in February, 2000.
  • Archilocus Hummingbird, likely Black-chinned, which visited our home for one month in the fall, 2000.
  • Calliope Hummingbird, immature male, which visited our home for 12 days starting late January, 2003.
  • Indigo Bunting, adult male, which we found under the deck, active, but unable to fly, in April, 2004. While recuperating, it got out onto the floor. We took it to Carolina Wildlife Care for recovery.

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