T. S. Michael
Associate Professor of Mathematics   
United States Naval Academy

Teaching  Fall 2014-15
SM223 Multivariable Calculus With Optimization

George Pólya Award for mathematical exposition (2012)
citation and article that won award 
"Guards, Galleries, Fortresses, and the Octoplex" College Mathematics Journal, vol. 42, 2011, pp. 191-200

 Combinatorics,  Graph Theory,  Matrix Theory
Curriculum Vitae  August 2014 (pdf)
Midshipmen Research Projects
Mathematics and College Wrestling

Slides for recent talks
How to Rate Bridge Players and Other Paired Competitors Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltimore,
January 2014
Paradoxes in Colley Matrix Sports Rankings
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Boston, January 2012
Mathematics and Collegiate Wrestling: Wrestling With Byes 
Joint Mathematics Meetings, Washington, DC, January 2009 Notes and FAQ

Current Research Projects
Art Gallery Theorems; Block Designs; Tournament Matrices; Extremal Graph Theory;
Tiling; Math in Sports


How to Guard an Art Gallery and Other Discrete Mathematical Adventures
Johns Hopkins Press, 2009

[Sample chapter] with table of contents, preface, and index for entire book
[Hardbound  Paperback] links to Johns Hopkins Press site for book   
[Cover] enlarged version

"... accessible and engaging...."  Mathematics Reviews


Dr. T. S. Michael 
Mathematics Department           
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402

Office: (410) 293-6759
(410) 293-4883

Last Updated: August 2014