Peter Winkler

mailing address: Dept. of Mathematics Dartmouth Hanover, NH 03755-3551 office: Kemeny Hall 231 phone: 603-646-3468 fax: 603-646-1312 email: firstname dot lastname at dartmouth dot edu

Position at Dartmouth:
William Morrill Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science

Current and past PhD students:
David Arasmith, mathematics; Rachel Esselstein, mathematics; Chien-Chung Huang, computer science; Lizz Moseman, mathematics; Amir Barghi, mathematics; Natasha Komarov, mathematics; Shahrzad Haddadan, computer science; Zachary Hamaker, mathematics

Research Areas:
Discrete mathematics and the theory of computing; probability theory; applications

Previous affiliations:
Member, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA, 12/05-5/05
Senior Research Fellow,Clay Mathematics Institute, 1/05-4/05
'03-'04: Member, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton NJ
'94-'04: Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies: Director, Fundamental Mathematics Research
'89-'94: Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies): Director, Research Group in Mathematics and Theoretical CS
'77-'91: Emory University, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science---Asst Prof., Assoc. Prof., Prof., Chairman
'75-'77: Stanford University, Dept. of Mathematics---Asst. Prof
'68-'71: U.S. Navy

Mathematical publications:
List with links to PostScript files

Books on mathematical puzzles:
Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur's Collection, AK Peters Ltd 2004;
and Mathematical Mind-Benders,, AK Peters Ltd 2007. You can find corrections and additions to the latter here.

'71-'75: Yale U., Ph.D. in Mathematics; Abraham Robinson and Angus Macintyre, advisors
'64-'68: Harvard U., B.A. in Mathematics

Grants, awards, patents:
NSF and ONR research grants, 9/75-8/77, 7/83-10/92, 1/02-6/04, 4/06--
Lester R. Ford Award, Mathematical Association of America, 7/91
Patents allowed (8) and pending (1) in marine navigation, cryptology, holography, distributed computing and optical networking

Squash, bridge, piano playing and composing (esp. ragtime); mechanical puzzles; mathematical puzzles;
"7 Puzzles You Think You Must Not Have Heard Correctly" from the Seventh Gathering for Gardner, now with solutions included!

Some Mathematics and Computer Science web pages:

Reference Desk:


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