Lisa Sauermann

Lisa Sauermann

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

On Leave Fall and Spring semesters

Office: 2-171


Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics


Lisa Sauermann joined the faculty at MIT as Assistant Professor in July 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Bonn in Germany before coming to the U.S. to start her PhD in mathematics at Stanford University. After completing her PhD in 2019, she held a Szegö Assistant Professorship at Stanford University followed by a postdoctoral position at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Sauermann works in extremal combinatorics. Her research connects to other areas such as probability theory, number theory, and theoretical computer science. In 2021, she was one of the recipients of the European Prize in Combinatorics, and in 2022 she was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship.