Salar Alsardary PhD

Salar Alsardary PhD

Professor of Mathematics


Ph.D (West Virginia University)
M.A. (Mathematics, West Virginia University)
M.S. (Mathematics, Mosul University)
B.S. (Sulaimania University)

Research Interests

Graph Theory


Mathematics education

History of Mathematics



Dr. Alsardary has been a faculty member in mathematics at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia since 1996. Among the many math courses he has taught include college algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, programming, graph theory, discrete mathematics, differential equations and linear Algebra. Most of the publications he has written and the presentations he has given focus on graph theory and combinatorics. He co-author a paper in the Journal of Discrete Mathematics (1998), titled "The Basis Number of the Powers of the Complete Graph. His Ph.D. thesis was about "paths and cycles in powers of complete graphs."  In addition, Dr. Alsardary is a member of the Mathematical Association of America.


Selected Scholarly Activity

"Interactive, Learning Centered Methods of Teaching Upper Level Mathematics Courses", S. Y. Alsardary and Phyllis Blumberg, Accepted for publication in PRIMUS, 2009.

"Special Function Inverse Series Pairs", S. Y. Alsardary and H. W. Gould, Accepted for publication in Kyungpook Mathematical Journal, 2008.

"The Basis Number of some Special Non-Planar Graphs", S. Y. Alsardary, Czechoslovak Math. J., 53, (2003), 225.

"An Upper Bound on the Basis Number of the Powers of the Complete Graphs", S. Y. Alsardary, Czechoslovak Math. J., 51, (2001), 231.

"Covering the Powers of the Complete Graph with bounded Number of Snakes", S. Y. Alsardary, Ars Combinatoria, Vol. LVI, 2000, 36.

"The Basis number of the Powers of Complete Graph", S. Y. Alsardary and Jerzy Wojciechowski, Discrete Math., 188, (1998), 13.

"New Edge Neighborhood Graphs", A. A. Ali & S. Y. Alsardary, Czechoslovak Math. J., 47, (1997),122.

"Further Results on Vertex Covering of Powers of Complete Graphs", S. Y. Alsardary, Acta Mathematica, LXVI, 2, (1997), 261.

"The Induced Path Number of the Hypercube", S. Y. Alsardary, Congressus Numerantium, 128, (1997), 5.

Contact Information

Office location: McNeil STC 212 Room 212
Mailing address: Box 43
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495
Office Phone: 215.596.8761

s [dot] alsard [at] usciences [dot] edu