Karl Mahlburg


Associate Professor

320 Lockett Hall
Department of Mathematics
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Office Phone: (225) 578-1609

e-mail: mahlburg (at) math (dot) lsu (dot) edu

Last Spring I received two university-wide awards for teaching, mentoring, and advising (ceremony link):

1. LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award
2. Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award

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Current Teaching

Fall 2018:

See Curriculum Vitae page for archived teaching.

Undergraduate Problem-Solving Seminar and MATH 3903

Click above for information on undergraduate mathematics competitions at LSU, including the Putnam Competition and Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest. Here you can find important dates, information about the Problem-Solving Seminar (held Wednesday evenings each Fall semester), collections of sample practice problems and other resources, and LSU's historical performance. Students can earn credit for the Problem-Solving Seminar by enrolling in MATH 3903 (2 Credit Hours, Pass/Fail).  

Recent Publications and preprints

The following is a list of publications, submitted articles, and preprints from (approximately) the past 1-2 years (Updated June 2018):

(Google Scholar profile; Author link on the arXiv)

See Publications page for full list of 34 refereed publications and 3 preprint(s).

Advising and Students

My research has included projects in Partitions, Basic Hypergeometric Series, Modular Forms, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and Probability. For prospective students who might be interested in working with me, one of the best ways to prepare is to review the graduate Topics Courses that I have previously taught:

Algebraic Number Theory
Fall 2018
Partitions and Hypergeometric q-series
Fall 2017
Analytic Number Theory
Spring 2014 Spring 2018.
Modular Forms and Elliptic Curves
Spring 2013

Current and Former Graduate Students:
  • Irfan Alam - Expected Ph.D. 2019

  • Shashika Petta Mestrige - Expected Ph.D. 2020

  • Walter Bridges - Expected Ph.D. 2021
Former Graduate Students:
  • Richard Frnka - Ph.D. awarded May 2017
    Dissertation: "Asymptotic formulae for unimodal sequences with congruence relations" ETD link

Curriculum Vitae


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