Brent A. Yorgey

Hendrix College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
MC Reynolds 310
Office hours: whenever my door is open, or by appointment
Email: last name at
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Personal library (borrowers welcome)

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News and announcements

1 April, 2016

Teams from Hendrix took first and fifth place in the annual CCSC Mid-South programming contest!

23 February, 2016

I will be attending SIGCSE 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee from March 2–5.

27 August, 2015

I will be attending ICFP 2015 in Vancouver from August 30–September 5.

About me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, USA. My research interests lie broadly within the fields of programming languages and discrete mathematics, with particular interests in functional programming languages, embedded domain-specific languages, category theory, and combinatorics. I also have a strong interest in visual communication and data visualization, and lead the development of diagrams, an open-source vector graphics platform embedded in the Haskell programming language.

I graduated from Williams College in 2004, and obtained my PhD at the University of Pennslyvania in 2014, as part of the Penn PL Club and under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Weirich.

Note to headhunters: I am not interested in positions in industry, especially in the financial sector. Please don't contact me about job opportunities.