Department of Mathematics

University of Mississippi

The 15th Cumberland Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing

University of Mississippi Department of Mathematics
May 16-18, 2002

The 15th Cumberland Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Mississippi from Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18. Our principal speakers are the Von Newmann Prize winner Professor Fred Glover of University of Colorado, Professor William Cherowitzo of the University of Colorado at Denver, Professor Gary Kochenberger of University of Colorado at Denver, Professor Robin Thomas of Georgia Tech, and Professor Geoff Whittle of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Professor Robin Thomas will be our Dalrymple Lecturer this year. He will give a lecture entitled “The Four-Color Theorem” (abstract) at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 16. There are two special sessions, one on Combinatorial Optimization organized by Allen Holder, the other on Projective Geometry, organized by Leanne Holder. To get the conference schedule, please click here.

Participants are encouraged to register online. There is no registration fee and registration does not imply any commitment to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Haidong Wu at
Principal Speakers

William Cherowitzo

Fred Glover and Gary Kochenberger

Robin Thomas

Geoff Whittle

Travel Assistance

If you need travel assistance, please contact William Staton at as soon as possible.

Social Events

We will have a BBQ party at 6:30 PM on Friday. We will also have a Double Decker Tour of Oxford from 3:10 to 4:10 PM on Saturday, May 18.


The conference is supported by the US Army Research Office, the Dalrymple Endowment, ONR (through a grant of G. Buskes), and the University of Mississippi Foundation. Last updated on May 15, 2002.