Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

kwhittle@illinois.edu

Fall 2021: Math 221 Lectures A, C, and O, cotaught with L. Placzek

Spring 2021: Math 482

** Diagnostic Quiz on Precalculus and Calculus I skills
needed for Math 231, and associated worksheets **

**Research Interests:** Geometric group theory: in
particular: braid groups, mapping class groups, and word
hyperbolic groups. Computational topology: in particular, algorithms
in braid groups, finding shortest curves on surfaces.

**Papers**
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Summer REU in Geometric Group Theory**
** ICTM Math Contest at UIUC
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** Saudi Aramco Research Science Initiative (SARSI) in Damman
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**Older classes**