EXCILL Conference Photo

photograph taken by Daniel Cranston, annotated by Douglas West

This photograph was taken on November 19, 2006, at the EXCILL Conference (EXtremal Combinatorics @Illinois) at the University of Illinois in Urbana, IL.

The conference had more than 160 participants. There are believed to be 117 people in this picture, of which 8 presently remain unidentified. Please send names of unidentified faces to Douglas West at west @ math . uiuc . edu .

Let your mouse hover over a face to see the name of the participant. Click it to see his or her affiliation and [maybe later] a link to an individual photo. Note to organizers of other conferences: Naming locations in a photograph like this is not hard; see the source file for this page!

Please also visit the Gallery of Discrete Mathematicians.

group photo


Attendees who missed the picture or have not yet been identified in it
Chris Altomar, Cheryl Balm, Charles Blair, Jane Butterfield, Brian Cook, Dan Cranston, Tao Jiang, Jeff Kahn, Nikhil Kaza, Younjim Kim, Bill Kinnersley, Nitish Korula, Dominic Lamphier, Uwe Leck, Xuechao Li, Qi Liu, David Malec, Daniel Martin, Christopher McClain, Assaf Naor, Reza Zamani, Esmeralda Nastase, Dimitar Nikolov, Yuejian Peng, Pavithra Prabhakar, Deepak Ramachandran, Amanda Redlich, Bruce Reznick, Jason Rosenhouse, Tang Shaojie, Naeem Sheikh, Miki Simonovits, Vaidy Sivaraman, Brent Stephens, Chris Stephens, Zhengwei Sun, Zsuzsanna Szaniszlo, Casey Tompkins, William T. Trotter, Jenn Vandenbussche, Evan VanderZee, Brian Wagner, Paul Weichsel, Erlan Wheeler, Pratik Worah, Yanwei Wu, David Yuen, Ju Zhou.
Attendees pictured, by row, from the left
First Row:
  • Peter Winkler, Dartmouth College
  • Dhruv Mubayi, U Illinois - Chicago
  • Jozsef Solymosi, U British Columbia
  • Sarah Holliday, U Tennessee - Martin
  • Sibel Ozkan, Auburn Univ
  • Matt Walsh, Indiana-Purdue U - Fort Wayne
  • Gabor Kun, U Memphis
  • Second Row:

  • Yi Zhao, Georgia State U
  • Alexandr Kostocka, U Illinois
  • Jonathan Cutler, U Nebraska
  • Josh Brown Kramer, U Nebraska
  • Jamie Radcliffe, U Nebraska
  • Jozsef Balogh, U Illinois
  • Bela Bollobas, Cambridge Univ and U Memphis
  • Vladimir Nikiforov, U Memphis
  • Third Row:

  • Lesley Wiglesworth, U Louisville
  • Benny Sudakov, Princeton Univ.
  • Sebastian Cioaba, U California - San Diego
  • Miklos Ruszinko, Hungarian Acad Sci and U Memphis
  • Zoltan Furedi, U Illinois
  • Felix Lazebnik, U Delaware
  • unknown 16, tell us who
  • Eduardo Caro, U Illinois
  • Papa Sissokho, Illinois State Univ
  • Fourth Row:

  • Attila Sali, Hungarian Acad Sci
  • Blair Sullivan, Princeton Univ.
  • Peter Hamburger, Western Kentucky Univ
  • Janos Pach, Courant Institute, NYU
  • Ida Svejdarova, U Illinois
  • Douglas West, U Illinois
  • Mayank Sharma, IBM Research
  • Sergei Bezrukov, U Wisconsin - Superior
  • Paul Balister, U Memphis
  • Fifth Row:

  • Melody Chan, Princeton Univ
  • Alexandra Ovetsky, Princeton Univ
  • Penny Haxell, U Waterloo
  • Jason Williford, Worcester Polytechnic Inst
  • Richard Schelp, U Memphis
  • Guantao Chen, Georgia State Univ
  • Michael Pelsmajer, Illinois Inst of Technology
  • Marcus Schaefer, De Paul Univ
  • James Shook, U Mississippi
  • Sixth Row:

  • Kevin Milans, U Illinois
  • unknown 10, tell us who
  • unknown 11, tell us who
  • Lale Ozkahya, U Illinois
  • Maria Axenovic, Iowa State Univ
  • unknown 12, tell us who
  • unknown 13, tell us who
  • Bill Cuckler, U Delaware
  • Noah Prince, U Illinois
  • Seventh Row:

  • Jacob Fox, Princeton Univ
  • Brian Crane, Goshen College
  • Robin Thomas, Georgia Tech
  • Suil O, U Illinois
  • Mohit Kumbhat, U Illinois
  • Timothy LeSaulnier, U Illinois
  • Chris Stocker, U Illinois
  • Cindy Traub, MSRI
  • Chandra Chekuri, U Illinois
  • Eighth Row:

  • unknown 18, tell us who
  • unknown 19, tell us who
  • Ryan Martin, Iowa State Univ
  • Bela Csaba, Rutgers Univ
  • Jian Shen, Texas State Univ
  • Todd Will, U Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Patricia Hersh, U Indiana
  • Michael Neiman, Rutgers Univ
  • Oscar Ortega, Illinois Inst of Technology
  • Ninth Row:

  • Vaidy Sivaraman, Ohio State Univ
  • Mdme Gyarfas
  • Andras Gyarfas, Hungarian Acad Sci and U Memphis
  • Kelly Kross, U South Carolina
  • Alison Marr Shen, Southern Illinois Univ
  • John McSorley, Southern Illinois Univ
  • Jeremy Alm, Iowa State Univ
  • Jacob Manske, Iowa State Univ
  • Martin Milanic, Rutgers Univ
  • Tenth Row:

  • Nachimuthu Manickam, De Pauw University
  • Jeong Ok Choi, U Illinois
  • Carlos Hoppen, U Waterloo
  • Philip Matchett Wood, Rutgers Univ
  • Stephen Hartke, U Illinois
  • Hemanshu Kaul, Illinois Inst of Technology
  • Jeong-Hyun Kang, U West Georgia
  • Rob Ellis, Illinois Inst of Technology
  • Richard McBride, Iowa State Univ
  • Eleventh Row (partial):

  • Jonathan Ray, U Illinois
  • Despina Stasi, U Illinois - Chicago
  • Reshma Ramadurai, U Illinois - Chicago
  • Jason Gibson, Eastern Kentucky Univ
  • Andrew Schwartz, Southern Illinois Univ
  • Standing on the left:

  • Yehong Shao, Ohio Univ - Southern
  • Hehui Wu, U Illinois
  • Ju Zhou, West Virginia Univ
  • Gexin Yu, Vanderbilt Univ
  • Taoye Zhang, West Virginia Univ
  • Jerry Griggs, U South Carolina
  • John Goldwasser, West Virginia Univ
  • unknown (obscured), tell us who
  • Oleg Pikhurko, Carnegie-Mellon Univ
  • Kyle Jao, U Illinois
  • Adam Jobson (obscured), U Louisville
  • Timothy Brauch, U Louisville
  • Back row, standing:

  • Gabor Sarkozy, Worcester Polytechnic Inst
  • Daniel Kleitman, Massachusetts Inst of Technology
  • unknown 38 (obscured), tell us who
  • unknown 39, tell us who
  • Arthur Busch, U Dayton
  • Hong-Jian Lai, West Virginia Univ
  • Dwight Duffus, Emory Univ
  • Mike Jacobson, U Colorado - Denver
  • Neil Robertson, Ohio State Univ
  • Wei-Tian Li, U South Carolina
  • unknown 40, tell us who
  • Jerzy Wojdylo, Southeast Missouri State Univ
  • S. Eliot Ayres, Southern Illinois Univ
  • Darin Johnson, Southern Illinois Univ