Lazaros Kikas

Department Chair, Mathematics
Associate Professor

Dr. Lazaros Kikas
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 259
Phone: 313-993-3379
Dr. Lazaros Kikas
Areas of Expertise:
Applied Discrete Mathematics
Graph Theory
Graph Theoretic Research
Discrete Math
Abstract Algebra


  • Ph.D., Oakland University
  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • M.A., University of Detroit
  • B.E.E., University of Detroit


Born and raised in Detroit, Lazaros Kikas attended Notre Dame High School and studied Electrical Engineering at University of Detroit Mercy. Excited about mathematics and mathematical thinking, I switched subjects and studied Mathematics. My interest in mathematics was using mathematical ideas to understand problems of computer science and engineering.

In graduate school, I studied primarily Discrete Mathematics. I think of discrete mathematics as the mathematics that can be used to study computer science problems and computer science algorithms. I have been at Detroit Mercy since 2003. I first taught at Detroit Mercy as a graduate student in 1991. I am now the chair of the department of Mathematics.


    Areas of Research

    Applied Graph Theory

    • Topics: Finding disjoint paths in graphs and graph pansophy