Department of Mathematics

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

kwhittle@illinois.edu

**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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**Older classes**
**Pictures and other random things**