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*Department Chair

Darrah Chavey Professor. Darrah Chavey

(221 Sanger Science Center, 363–2220; chavey@beloit.edu

B.A. University of Michigan–Flint, M.A. (mathematics), M.S. (computer science), and Ph.D. (geometry) University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Darrah has published a series of papers on the geometry of tilings and  is the author of Drawing Pictures with One Line: Exploring Graph Theory (1983). For many years he coached the College's teams in the annual ACM Computer Programming Competition, including two teams that went to the international finals. Special interests include  the design and analysis of algorithms, software engineering,  parallel programming, geometry, and ethnomathematics. In summer 2012, he mentored research by Hugh Smith '13 on games on graphs (supported by Beloit College Trustee Jim Sanger) and a McNair Scholars Project (funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO program) with Mackenzie Endress '14 on game theoretic aspects of the influence of Super PACs in the 2012 Presidential election.  Web site: http://www.beloit.edu/computerscience/faculty/chavey/.