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CombinaTexas Conferences

CombinaTexas, a combinatorics conference in the South-Central United States, is an annual regional conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing. It is dedicated to the enhancement of both the educational and research atmospheres of the community of combinatorialists and graph theorists in Texas and the surrounding states. The aim of the CombinaTexas series is to increase communication between mathematicians in the region, pro mote the research of the regional combinatorics community, and provide a forum for presentation and discussion of developments in the field of combi natorics.

Scientific Committee
Art Duval University of Texas, El Paso
Luis Garcia Puente Colorado College
Xingde Jia Texas State University
Joseph Kung University of North Texas
Chun-Hung Liu Texas A&M University
Laura Matusevich Texas A&M University
Frank Sottile Texas A&M University
Jacob White Texas A&M University
Catherine Yan Texas A&M University
Upcoming and Recent Conferences
This year: CombinaTexas 2024

Basic Information

Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX,
March 23--24, 2024.
The conference will be in-person.
We plan to start the activities on Saturday morning (March 23), and finish at noon or early afternoon of Sunday (March 24), depending on the number of contributed talks.


Registration Form

There is no registration fee. But one must register to attend the conference.

  • Deadline for applying for financial aid is March 3, 2024
  • Deadline for submiting contributed talk is March 3, 2024 .
  • Deadline for Registration is March 14, 2024


    We expect to have a limited amount of support for the conference. The form of the support is that, the conference will book hotel rooms for one or two nights for participants who request and receive financial aid. (Graduate students and postdocs may need to share a double room.) In addition, there is a small amount of support for travel expenses, (up to $200 per person), for which we will give priority to graduate students and recent Ph.Ds with contributed talks. If you are applying for the travel support, please indicate the estimated amount of airfare.
    The application for support, as well as submission of contributed talks, should be done through the on-line registration form.

    Plenary Speakers

    (Click the title to see the abstract)
    • Boris Bukh , Carnegie Mellon University.
      • Title: + Almost uniform distribution in the cube and a problem of Erdös
    • Sam F. Hopkins, Howard University
      • Title: + Upho posets
    • Jeremy Martin, University of Kansas
      • Title: + Chromatic symmetric functions and polynomial invariants of trees
    • Jessica Striker, North Dakota State University
      • Title: + Promotion and a rotating web of mysteries
    • Fan Wei, Duke University
        Title: + Graph homomorphism density inequalities

    Schedule and Abstracts (Central Standard Time)


    All the academic activities will be held on the first floop of Blocker Building on the Texas A&M Campus. This is where the Math Dept locates.
    The registration and break room are at BLOC 140/141.
    The plenary talks will be given in BLOC 169
    For contributed talks, session A is at BLOC 169 and session B is at BLOC 164.
    Here is an interactive campus map .

    Program to be added

    Location, Transportation, Parking

    All the activities will be held at the Blocker Building on the campus of Texas A&M University.

    The Northside Garage (NSG) is located directly across from the Blocker Building (BLOC) and has space for visitor parking. (One needs to pay if park here.) During the weekend, you can also park for free at any un-reserved space in a numbered lot, such as Lot 47 and Lot 51. (On the northwest side of the campus, near Univesity Drive and the Bon Fair Memorial)

    The interactive campus map also lists available parking lots. Move to the rigth side to see the parking lots 47 and 51.

    For details, see Special Parking Regulations at TAMU

    Night and weekend parking is available 5 pm to 6 am for valid permit holders in unrestricted/unnumbered spaces in most lots except lots 30, 40, 72, 99 and 122. Night and weekend parking at West Campus Garage begins at 4pm.

    No permit is required in unrestricted or plain marked spaces on Saturday, Sunday, or days when the University is officially closed. Exceptions include Lot 30, 40, 72, 99, 122, the golf lot, special event parking and athletic events. Notifications are posted at the entrance to the lot(s) affected during these events.

    Texas A&M University is located in College Station, Texas, which by automobile lies about 1 hour and 30 minutes northwest of Houston, 1 hour and 45 minutes east of Austin, and 3 hours south of Dallas. Easterwood Airport in College Station is served by American Airlines (connecting to Dallas). There is also a shuttle service from Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport in Houston and a shuttle service from Austin-Bergstrom Airport.


    Hotel reservations for registered participants who receive financial support will be arranged and billed through the Mathematics Department. Details of your reservation will be sent to the provided email address at least three days prior to the conference. Participants will be housed at Hampton Inn and Super 8, which are one mile from the Blocker Building. Students and postdocs are expected to share a double room with another participant.


    A map of Texas A&M, and driving directions from the College Station airport.

    We don't provide child care on site. If you need information about private child-care service available at College Station, please contact the organizers.

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    This conference series is supported in part by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) through its Participating Institution (PI) Program. PI members may use IMA/PI funds to support personnel's travel to this conference."

    The conference is also supported in part by National Science Foundation, the Combinatorics Foundation, and Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M University.



    Chun-Hung Liu
    Laura Matusevich
    Jacob White
    Catherine Yan