Sarah Cannon

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Claremont McKenna College


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Claremont McKenna College, a liberal arts college in Claremont, CA. My research focuses on mathematical foundations of Markov chains for problems from discrete geometry, most recently with connections to statistical physics, distributed computing, and the mathematics of redistricting. I will be teaching a mix of undergraduate math and computer science courses, starting with Probability in Fall 2019.

From 2018-2019, I was an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, working with Alistair Sinclair. In 2018, I completed my Ph.D in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization at Georgia Tech, advised by Dana Randall and based in the School of Computer Science. My graduate studies were supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a Simons Award for Graduate Students in Theoretical Computer Science, and a Clare Boothe Luce Outstanding Graduate Fellowship. I completed an M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science at the University of Oxford in 2013 and a B.A. in Mathematics at Tufts University in 2012.