István Tomon


ETH Zurich
Research interests:

Combinatorics, ordered structures, partially ordered sets and extremal combinatorics

Short Bio

I am currently a postdoc at ETH in the group of Benny Sudakov. From 2016 to 2019, I was a postdoc at EPFL in the combinatorial geometry group of Janos Pach. Before that, I did my PhD in the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Bela Bollobas. I am interested in all sorts of problems in combinatorics, with slight emphasis on ordered structures, partially ordered sets and extremal combinatorics..

Academic positions

2019 - Present: Post-doctoral position, Hermann-Weyl-Instructorship, Research in the group of Benny Sudakov.
2016 - 2019: Post-doctoral position, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Research in the Combinatorial Geometry group of János Pach.


2013 - 2016: PhD in Mathematical Combinatorics, University of Cambridge, Supervisor: Bela Bollobas.
2012 - 2013: Masters degree, Part III Mathematics, University of Cambridge, Finished with Distinction.
2009 - 2012: Bachelor of Sciences degree in Pure Mathematics, Eötvös Loránd University, Finished with 5.0, honours.

Awards and competitions

2015: Smith-Rayleigh and Knight-Rayleigh Prize, University of Cambridge.
2013 - 2016: Internal Graduate Studentship, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
2012 - 2013: Studentship in Mathematics, Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
2010, 2011, 2012: Schweitzer Miklós competition, 3rd prize in 2010, 1st prize in 2011, 2nd prize in 2012.
2010, 2011, 2012: International Mathematical Competition (IMC), 1st prize in every year, Eötvös Loránd University.
2010 - 2011, 2011 - 2012: Studentship of the Republic, Eötvös Loránd University.
2010, 2011: Scientific Students’ Associations competition, 2nd prize both years, Eötvös Loránd University.
2010: Excellent student of University award, Eötvös Loránd University.
2006, 2008, 2009: International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), Bronze medal in 2006, gold medals in 2008 and 2009.

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