Casey Mann, Ph.D.
Dr. Mann received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at UW Bothell, Dr. Mann was a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler for 11 years.
As a cofounder of the UW Bothell Mathematics REU site, Dr. Mann is active in engaging undergraduate students in research.
Dr. Mann’s areas of research include discrete and computational geometry. In particular, he is interested in tilings of 2-D and 3-D Euclidean space, tilings in non-Euclidean spaces, and applications of tilings to self-assembly. He is also interested in discrete lattice knots.
In summer 2015, a tiling theory research result involving an undergraduate and now UW alum, David Von Derau, and colleague, Jennifer McLoud-Mann, caught much media attention as well as attention from the mathematics community; after 30 years since the last major result, they discovered the 15th pentagon to tile the plane.
University of Arkansas