Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Yufei Zhao is Assistant Professor of Mathematics as of July 2017. He received the SB degrees in mathematics and computer science and engineering at MIT in 2010, and an MAst in mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He returned to MIT to complete the PhD in mathematics under the direction of Jacob Fox in 2015. He subsequently was appointed as an Esmee Fairbarn Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at U.C. Berkeley. Zhao works in combinatorics and graph theory, and is especially interested in problems with extremal, probabilistic, and addictive flavors. In June 2018, Zhao, with co authors David Conlon and Jacob Fox, will receive the Denis Konig Prize at the SIAM Conference on Discrete Mathematics, for their paper, "A relative Szmeredi theorem," Geometric and Functional Analysis, v25 (2015).