Theo Molla
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics  University of South Florida
Office: CMC 326A
Email: molla@usf.edu
URL: http://myweb.usf.edu/~molla
General Information
I am an assistant professor in the
Math and Statistics Department
of
The University of South Florida.
My research is in
Graph Theory.
I focus on
extremal graph theory
and
probabilistic methods.
I received my PhD from Arizona State University in August of 2013.
My PhD advisors were H.A Kierstead and A. Czygrinow.
CV
Research

Transversal C_{k}factors in subgraphs of the balanced blowup of C_{k}
with B. Ergemlidze.

Powers of Hamiltonian cycles in multipartite graphs
Discrete Mathematics (2022 345(4))
with L. DeBiasio and R. Martin.

On even rainbow or nontriangular directed cycles Journal of Combinatorics (2021 12(4))
with A. Czygrinow, B. Nagle, and R. Oursler.

Transitive tournament tilings in oriented graphs with large minimum total degree
SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics (2021 35(1))
with L. DeBiasio, A. Lo, and A. Treglown.

On odd rainbow cycles in edgecolored graphs European Journal of Combinatorics (May 2021)
with A. Czygrinow, B. Nagle, and R. Oursler.

Disjoint cycles and chorded cycles in a graph with given minimum degree
Discrete Mathematics (2020) with M. Santana and E. Yeager.

Cyclic triangle factors in regular tournaments
The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (2019) with L. Li.

Long rainbow cycles and Hamiltonian cycles using many colors in properly edgecolored complete graphs European Journal of Combinatorics (2019) with J. Balogh

An algorithmic answer to the Oretype version of Dirac's question on disjoint cycles Optimization Problems in Graph Theory (2018) (book chapter) with H.A. Kierstead, A. Kostochka and D. Yager.

Triangletilings in graphs without large independent sets Combinatorics, Probability and Computing (2018) with J. Balogh, A. McDowell and R. Mycroft.

Tiling directed graphs with tournaments Forum of Mathematics, Sigma, (2018) with A. Czygrinow, L. DeBiasio and A. Treglown.

Sharpening an Oretype version of the CorrádiHajnal theorem Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg (2017) with H.A. Kierstead, A. Kostochka, and E. Yeager.

Spanning trees with leaf distance at least d Discrete Math (2017) with C. Erbes, S. Mousley, and M. Santana.

Transitive Triangle Tilings in Oriented Graphs, Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B (2017) with J. Balogh and A. Lo.

A refinement of theorems on vertex disjoint chorded cycles Graphs and Combinatorics (2017) with M. Santana and E. Yeager.
 Triangle factors of graphs without large independent sets and of weighted graphs Random Structures & Algorithms (2016) with J. Balogh and M. Sharifzadeh (Appendix by C. Reiher and M. Schacht).

Increasing paths in edgeordered graphs: the hypercube and random graphs, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (2016) with J. De Silva, F. Pfender, T. Retter and M. Tait.

Arbitrary Orientations of Hamilton Cycles in Digraphs, SIAM J. Discrete Math. (2015) with L. DeBiasio, D. Kühn, D. Osthus and A. Taylor.

The semidegree threshold for antidirected Hamilton cycles, Electronic Journal of Combinatorics (2015) with L. DeBiasio.

An extension of the HajnalSzemerédi theorem to directed graphs, Combinatorics, Probability and Computing (2015) with A. Czygrinow, L. DeBiasio and H.A. Kierstead.

Tight codegree condition for the existence of loose Hamilton cycles in 3graphs, SIAM J. Discrete Math. (2014) with A. Czygrinow.

On directed versions of the CorrádiHajnal Corollary,
European Journal of Combinatorics (2014) with A. Czygrinow and H.A. Kierstead.

A note on relaxed equitable coloring of graphs, Information Processing Letters (2011)
with H. Fan, H.A. Kierstead, G. Liu, J. Wu and X. Zhang.
Teaching
 University of South Florida
 MAD 4202 Optimization  Fall 2020
 MAD 4203 Introduction to Combinatorics  Fall 2020
 MAD 6207 Combinatorics II  Spring 2020
 MAD 4301 Introduction to Graph Theory  Spring 2020
 MAD 6206 Combinatorics I  Fall 2019
 MAD 4203 Introduction to Combinatorics  Fall 2019
 MAD 4301 Introduction to Graph Theory  Spring 2019
 MAD 4203 Introduction to Combinatorics  Fall 2018
 MAC 2312 Calculus II  Fall 2018
 MAD 4301 Introduction to Graph Theory  Spring 2018
 MAD 4203 Introduction to Combinatorics  Fall 2017
 University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
 Arizona State University
 MAT 416/MAT 513 Graph Theory (Assistant)  Spring 2013
 APM 503/MAT 570 Applied Analysis (Assistant)  Fall 2012
 MAT 514 Enumerative Combinatorics (Assitant)  Fall 2011
 MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II  Summer 2011
 MAT 514 Enumerative Combinatorics (Assistant)  Fall 2010
 MAT 265 Calculus for Engineers I  Spring 2010
 MAT 271 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II (Recitation)  Fall 2009
 MAT 271 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II (Recitation)  Spring 2009
 MAT 271 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II (Recitation)  Fall 2008