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Mikhail Klin

PhD Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Born: 1946, Zhitomir, Ukraine; Spoken languages: Russian, English, and Hebrew.


Dr. Phil. (Candidate of fiz-mat sciences) (1975) M.Sc. (1969) in Mathematics, Kiev State University, Ukraine.

Academic experience

2001–Present: Teacher, Researcher grade A (parallel to associate professor) Department of Mathematics Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva, Israel. 2007: Visiting Professor Department of Mathematics University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville, TX, USA. 2002-2004: Visiting Professor Department of Mathematical Sciences University of Delaware, Newark DE, USA. 2000-2002: Part-time Lecturer Department of Mathematics and Computing Science, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. 1992-2000: Teacher, Researcher Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva, Israel. Supervisor or co-supervisor of 6 Ph.D. Students in Mathematics and 14 Master students.

Research fields

Algebraic graph theory, combinatorics, finite permutation groups, mathematical chemistry, computer algebra, discrete geometry, finite geometries. Main Interest: coherent configurations and association schemes, strongly regular graphs, Schur rings.

Professional experience/leadership

Organizer of student educational seminar on Algebraic Combinatorics at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel, 1996 - Present). Organizer of special teaching program ``Algebraic Combinatorics for undergraduate students" as a part of the Overseas Student Program at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel, 1995/96, 1997). Informal chair of mathematical group, Higher chemical college, Free University, Moscow (1990-1992). Coordinator of the research collective which elaborated a new educational program ``Mathematics for chemical faculties at the universities'' (Moscow, 1989-1991). Deputy Head Laboratory of Mathematical Chemistry and Computer Design Institute of Organic Chemistry Moscow (1988-1990). Cohead of Seminar on Algebraic Theory of Combinatorial Objects. Institute for System Studies, USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow, 1981-1991). Lecturer, Deputy Director, Informal University  ``Mathematics for engineers,'' Nikolaev (1975-1978).

Professional activities

Editorial boards: Journal of Combinatorics, Information System Sciences (JCISS). A Quarterly International Scientific Journal (1989-Present). MATCH. Communications in Mathematical and Computational Chemistry (1994-2007). Mathematica Bohemica. Institute of Mathematics, AS CR, Praha, Czech Republic (2009–present). Professional societies: American Mathematical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications, Israeli Mathematical Union. About 20 invited addresses on international conferences and meetings. Over 60 oral presentations. Over 60 invited talks at seminars. Organizer and co-organizer of 6 international conferences and workshops (1990-2007).

Awards an honours

Member of International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry.

Research grants

1995-1998: Israeli principal investigator of the interdisciplinary research project "Algebraic graph theory and its applications in mathematical chemistry" granted by German-Israeli Foundation in the amount of 447,750 DM for joint research between Dresden, Munich, Ben-Gurion and Bar-Ilan Universities. 1995-1998: Co-investigator of the research project "Investigation of primitive graphs'', granted by the Israeli Ministry of Science and Arts in the amount of 30,000$. 1995: Research Fellowship "Research in Pairs" at Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach for investigation of automorphism groups of circulant graphs. 1994: Deutscher Akadamischer Austausch Dienst grant (travel and research support in Germany).

Published work

Author and coauthor of over 60 published works, 51 available on mathscinet.