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Egon Schulte

PhD Northeastern University, Boston


Born: 1955, Heggen (now Finnentrop), Germany. Spoken languages: English and German.


Habilitation (1985), PhD (1980), and Diplom (1978), in Mathematics, University of Dortmund, Germany.

Academic experience

Professor of Mathematics, Northeastern University since 1992 (tenured 7/1993); previously Associate Professor, Northeastern University (1989-1992); Visiting Professor, York University, Toronto (Fall 1995); Assistant Professor (visiting), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1987-1989); Privatdozent, University of Dortmund (1985-1987); Assistant Professor (visiting), University of Washington, Seattle (1983-1984); Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Dortmund (1984-1985 and 1978-1983).  Advisor and co-advisor for 4 PhD students (currently advising 5 PhD students).

Research fields

Combinatorial and discrete geometry; combinatorics; group theory; and graph theory.  Main interest: discrete structures in geometry and combinatorics, such as polytopes, maps, complexes, graphs, and tessellations, and their symmetries.

Professional experience/leadership

Acting Chair, Mathematics Department, Northeastern University (9/1998-6/2001).

Professional activities

Reviewer for Math Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik; Referee for over 40 international mathematical journals; Co-organizer of numerous national and international scientific special sessions, meetings, or conferences; Frequent invited speaker at international conferences and workshops; Member of Editorial Board of Contributions to Discrete Mathematics, since 2006; Member of Editorial Board of Ars Mathematica Contemporanea, since 2007; External Advisory Board Member, R&D Unit Mathematica Aplicacoes, University of Aveiro, Portugal (2007-2009); External Scientific Advisory Committee, Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, University of Aveiro, Portugal, since 2010; Member of the American Mathematical Society.

Research grants

National Science Foundation (Mathematical Sciences) Grant, in 2009--2012 and 1992-1995; National Security Agency (Mathematical Sciences) Grant, in 2006-2008, 2005-2007, 2004-2005, 1998-2000 and 1996-1998.

Published work

Co-author of the research monograph Abstract Regular Polytopes (with P.McMullen), Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications, Vol. 92, Cambridge University Press (2002), 566 pp. Primary author and co-author of over 80 published works (complete list of publications available at