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**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 | |
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Born | 1953 |

Alma mater | Princeton University |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics (graph theory) |

Institutions | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign |

Doctoral advisor | Daniel Kleitman |

Doctoral students | Ed Scheinerman |

*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

- 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.

**^**Douglas Brent West at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**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.

- West's home page at UIUC