Jay Yellen is Professor
of Mathematics at Rollins College. He
received his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics at Polytechnic University
of New York and did his doctoral work in finite group theory at
Colorado State University. Dr. Yellen has had regular faculty
appointments at Allegheny College, State University of New York at
Fredonia, and Florida Institute of Technology, where he was Chair of
Operations Research from 1995 to 1999. He has had visiting
appointments at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology,
and Columbia University.
He has written manuscripts used at IBM for two
courses in discrete mathematics within the Principles of Computer
Science Series and has contributed two sections to the Handbook of
Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics. He also has designed and
conducted several summer workshops on creative problem solving for
secondary-school mathematics teachers, which were funded by the
National Science Foundation and New York State.
Dr. Yellen has published research articles in
character theory of finite groups, graph theory, power-system
scheduling, and timetabling. His current research interests include
graph theory, discrete optimization, and graph algorithms for
software testing.