So who is this crazy guy who likes to write about math? My name is Brent Yorgey. I live with my beautiful wife Joyia and wonderful son Noah in Philadelphia, where I am a PhD student in the programming languages group at the University of Pennsylvania. In the past I have taught math and computer science at my alma mater, Woodrow Wilson SHS (a DC public school), and worked as a Java software developer. I got my undergraduate degree (in computer science) at Williams College in northwestern Massachusetts.
Other notable interests of mine include music (I sing and play classical and jazz piano), Go (an amazing, ancient board game which you can read about here), bridge, Linux and ancient Greek, among others.
In addition to The Math Less Traveled, I also maintain another blog aimed more at an audience of peers (although anyone is welcome to read it, of course). There you’ll find musings on mathematics, programming (especially Haskell), and grad school.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions for me, suggestions or ideas for this blog, or just want to chat. To find my e-mail address, start with the following and “subtract one” from each letter (for example, you should change the first “c” into a “b”, and so on). There will still be one incorrect letter but it will be obvious what you should correct it to.
There. I’d like to see an address-harvesting robot get around that!