Cory T. Palmer

Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812-0864
Office: Math 004E
Phone: x4103
email: cory.palmer [at] umontana [dot] edu

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Montana. Previously I was a visiting assistant professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before that I was a junior research fellow at Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest, Hungary.

My general areas of research are graph theory and combinatorics.

Current Teaching - Fall 2016

  • Math 225 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
  • (past teaching)


  • On the number of cycles in a graph with restricted cycle lengths (with D. Gerbner, B. Keszegh and B. Patkós)
    submitted (2016)
  • Generalising separating families of fixed size (with F. Benevides, D. Gerbner and D. Vu)
    submitted (2015)
  • Extremal results for Berge-hypergraphs (with D. Gerbner)
    submitted (2015)
  • Rainbow Turán problems for paths and forests of stars (with D. Johnston and A. Sarkar)
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 24 (2017) pg. 15
  • Topological orderings of weighted directed acyclic graphs (with D. Gerbner, B. Keszegh and D. Pálvölgyi)
    Information Processing Letters, 116 (2016) 564-568
  • Rainbow copies of $C_4$ in edge-colored hypercubes (with J. Balogh, M. Delcourt and B. Lidický)
    Discrete Applied Mathematics, 210 (2016) 35-37
  • On the tree packing conjecture (with J. Balogh)
    SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 27 (2013) 1995-2006
  • On the Turán number of forests (with B. Lidický and H. Liu)
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics, 20 (2013) pg. 13
  • The biased odd cycle game (with A. Ferber, R. Glebov, M. Krivelevich, H. Liu, T. Valla and M. Vizer)
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 20 (2013) pg. 10
  • Saturating Sperner families (with D. Gerbner, B. Keszegh, N. Lemons, D. Pálvölgyi and B. Patkós)
    Graphs and Combinatorics 29 (2013) 1355-1364
  • Almost cross-intersecting and almost cross-Sperner pairs of families of sets (with D. Gerbner, N. Lemons, B. Patkós, D. Pálvölgyi and V. Szécsi)
    Graphs and Combinatorics 29 (2013) 489-498
  • Almost intersecting families of sets (with D. Gerbner, N. Lemons, B. Patkós and V. Szécsi)
    SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics 26 (2012) 1657-1669
  • Irregular labellings of circulant graphs (with M. Anholcer)
    Discrete Math. 312 (2012) 3461-3466
  • Generalizations of the tree packing conjecture (with D. Gerbner and B. Keszegh)
    Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 32 (2012) 569-582
  • Two-part set systems (with D. Gerbner, P. L. Erdős, N. Lemons, D. Mubayi and B. Patkós)
    Electronic Journal of Combinatorics 19 (2012) pg. 10
  • Cross-Sperner families (with D. Gerbner, N. Lemons, B. Patkós and V. Szécsi)
    Studia Sci. Math. Hungarica. 49 (2012) 44-51
  • Polychromatic colorings of arbitrary rectangular partitions (with D. Gerbner, B. Keszegh, N. Lemons, D. Pálvölgyi and B. Patkós)
    Discrete Math. 310 (2010) 21-30
  • Additive properties of two general sequences (with F. Benevides, J. Hulgan, N. Lemons, A. Riet and J.P. Wheeler)
    Acta Arithmetica 139 (2009) 185-197
  • A new type of edge-derived vertex coloring (with E. Győri)
    Discrete Math. 309 (2009) 6344-6352
  • General neighbour-distinguishing index of a graph (with E. Győri, M. Horňák, and M. Woźniak)
    Discrete Math. 308 (2008) 827-831
  • The unbalance of set systems (with N. Lemons)
    Graphs and Combinatorics 24 (2008) 361-365

    Applied topics

  • Connectivity of somatosensory cortical area 1 form an anatomical substrate for the emergence of multifinger receptive fields and complex feature selectivity in the squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciureus) (with M. Ashaber, E. Pálfi, R. Friedman, B. Jákli, L.M. Chen, O. Kántor, A.W. Roe, L. Négyessy)
    Journal of Comparative Neurology, 522 (2014) 1769-1785
  • Intrinsic horizontal connections process global tactile features in the primary somatosensory cortex: Neuroanatomical evidence (with L. Négyessy, E. Pálfi, M. Ashaber, B. Jákli, R. Friedman, L.M. Chen, and A.W. Roe)
    Journal of Comparative Neurology, 521 (2013) 2798-2817

    (last updated: Oct. 12, 2016)