Michael Young

Associate Professor of
Mathematical Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)


Michael Young is an Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences at CMU, where he also serves as the inaugural associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the Mellon College of Science. His primary research area is Discrete Mathematics, particularly problems in anti-Ramsey theory and zero forcing. Recently, he has had a focus on equity in the mathematics classroom. Most of this work has been through teacher professional development on creating inclusive mathematics learning spaces. He is responsible for establishing the Center for Minorities in the Mathematical Sciences.