About Me

Hello, my name is James Hirst. I am a second year PhD student in Applied Math at MIT.

Research Interests

My research interests lie somewhere in the intersection of extremal combinatorics and theoretical computer science.


  1. James Hirst. The Inducibility of Graphs on Four Vertices. Journal of Graph Theory, 75(3):231-342, 2014.

  2. Hamed Hatami, James Hirst, Serguei Norine. The Inducibility of Blowup Graphs. Journal of Combinatorial Theory B, 109:196-212, 2014.

  3. Hamed Hatami, Pooya Hatami, James Hirst. Limits of Boolean Functions on F_p^n. The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 21(4):#P4.2.

Previous Education

MSc Computer Science
McGill University
Masters Thesis: Limits of Boolean Functions over Finite Fields
Advisor: Hamed Hatami

BSc Computer Science
McGill University
GPA: 4.00


j nospace hirst at mit dot edu