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About Sogol Jahanbekam

Dr. Sogol Jahanbekam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at San Jose State University. Her research interests include Extremal and Structural Graph Theory, Algebraic Methods in Graph Theory, and Probabilistic Methods in Combinatorics.


August 2018 - Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Mathematics and Statistics
2016 - 2018 Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
2015 - 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Denver
2013 - 2015 Research Assistant Professor,, University of Colorado, Denver

Curriculum Vitae


2017 - 2020 Collaborative Research: Computationally Efficient Graph Coloring Tech- niques for Generating Physically Integrated Design Concepts: Implications for Additive Manufacturing
Role: Principal Investigator
2017 Research Seed Funding, Applications of three Techniques in Graph Theory: The Discharging Method, The Combinatorial Nullstellensatz, and Computational Techniques
Rochester Institute of Technology
Role: Principal Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 Co-Organizer, AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting
2016 - 2017 Tutor, Bates Center, Rochester Institute of Technology
2015 Judge, Julia Robinson Math Festival Math Wrangle, Denver, CO
2014 Co-Organizer, Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Graduate Research Workshop in Combinatorics
Referee, Ars Combinatoria
Referee, Discrete Applied Mathematics
Referee, Discrete Mathematics
Referee, Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory
Co-Organizer, Graph Theory Seminar, University of Colorado, Denver
Referee, Graphs and Combinatorics
Masters Committee Member, Anna Raleigh, Rochester Institute of Technology
Masters Committee Member, Tyler Hayes, Rochester Institute of Technology
PhD Committee Member, Axel Brandt, University of Colorado Denver
Masters Committee Member, Kapil Nepal, University of Colorado Denver
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Honors and Awards

  • Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for academic year 2012-2013
  • 3rd Abel Conference Travel Grant, November 2012
  • Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference Grant, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2013
  • Invited to visit Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics (March 8 - May 17, 2012)
  • Elected to “Brilliant Talents”, Sharif University of Technology, 2008
  • Placed 9th among around 10000 participants in M.S. nationwide entrance exam, 2006, Iran
  • Elected to “Brilliant Talents” Shiraz University, 2006


  • MATH 042 Discrete Mathematics
  • Discrete Mathematics and Introduction to Proof Introduction to Proof
  • Graduate Graph Theory
  • Combinatorics
  • Discrete Math for Computing
  • Linear Algebra Differential Equations
  • Topics in Discrete Math. (Probabilistic Methods)
  • Discrete Mathematical Modeling
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Applied Graph Theory
  • Calculus I


August 2013 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ‐ Mathematics
August 2008 M.S., Sharif University of Technology ‐ Mathematics
May 2006 B.S., Shiraz University ‐ Applied Mathematics

Publications (17)

Submitted (5)

Conference Papers (1)

Invited Talks (13)