Brent A. Yorgey

Hendrix College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
MC Reynolds 310 / Virtual office
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Discrete PL

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News and announcements

24 August, 2023

My paper, Disco: A Functional Programming Language for Discrete Mathematics, has been published in the proceedings of TFPIE23.

30 June, 2021

I am on sabbatical for the Fall 2021 semester.

26 September, 2018

Kenny Foner and I published a paper, What’s the Difference? A Functional Pearl on Subtracting Bijections, at ICFP 2018. Here’s the talk I gave.

About me

I am an associate 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, combinatorics, and education.

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.

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