Douglas West (mathematician)


Douglas Brent West is a professor of graph theory at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978; his advisor was Daniel Kleitman.[1] He is the "W" in G. W. Peck, a pseudonym for a group of six mathematicians that includes West.[2] He is the editor of the journal Discrete Mathematics.

Douglas West
Alma materPrinceton University
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics (graph theory)
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctoral advisorDaniel Kleitman
Doctoral studentsEd Scheinerman

Selected workEdit


  • Introduction to Graph Theory - Second edition, Douglas B. West. Published by Prentice Hall 1996, 2001. ISBN 0-13-014400-2
  • Mathematical Thinking: Problem-Solving and Proofs Second edition, John P D'Angelo and Douglas West. Published by Prentice Hall 1999. ISBN 0-13-014412-6

Research workEdit

  • Spanning trees with many leaves, DJ Kleitman, DB West - SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 1991.
  • Class of Solutions to the Gossip Problem, Part II, DB West - Discrete Mathematics, 1982.
  • The interval number of a planar graph: three intervals suffice, ER Scheinerman, DB West - Journal of combinatorial theory. Series B, 1983.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Douglas Brent West at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Peck, G. W. (2002), "Kleitman and combinatorics: a celebration", Discrete Mathematics, 257 (2–3): 193–224, doi:10.1016/S0012-365X(02)00595-2, MR 1935723.

External linksEdit

  • West's home page at UIUC