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Kelsey Houston-Edwards, Ph.D.

Kelsey Houston-Edwards

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

MH 358


Ph.D., Mathematics, Cornell University
M.S., Mathematics, Cornell University
B.A., Philosophy/Mathematics, Reed College

Select Courses Taught

Quantitative Engineering Analysis

Areas Of Interest

Probability Theory
Public Engagement in Science


Prof. Kelsey Houston-Edwards' primary research area is probability theory. She completed her Ph.D. and M.S. in mathematics at Cornell University, where she wrote a dissertation about discrete heat kernel estimates. Kelsey received her B.A. from Reed College, majoring in the interdisciplinary study of philosophy and mathematics. Kelsey is also interested in STEM engagement and communication. She wrote and hosted 44 episodes of PBS Infinite Series, a weekly YouTube show exploring college-level mathematics. Before that, she was a AAAS-AMS Mass Media Fellow and worked as a science journalist at NOVA Next.