Sarah Cannon

Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford

cannon[at]maths.ox.ac.uk
cannon.sarahm[at]gmail.com

As a current MSc student in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science, my dissertation examines mathematical generalizations of the spectral presheaf, a key tool in the topos approach to quantum computer science. Other research interests include computational geometry, graph theory, and tile self-assembly, which was the topic of my Senior Honors Thesis at Tufts University. In Fall 2013, I will begin my PhD in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization at Georgia Institute of Technology, based in the College of Computing.

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Publications:

  • "Embeddedness for singly periodic Scherk surfaces with higher dihedral symmetry." V. Bucaj, S. Cannon, M. Dorff, J. Lawson and R. Viertel. Involve: a journal of mathematics, to appear.
  • "Diffuse Reflections in Simple Polygons."" G. Barequet, S. Cannon, E. Fox-Epstein, B. Hescott, D. Souvaine, C. Tóth and A. Winslow. Proceedings of the VII Latin-American Algorithms, Graphs, and Optimization Symposium (Playa del Carmen, Mexico, April 22-26, 2013).
  • "Two Hands are Better than one (up to constant factors): self-assembly in the 2HAM vs. aTAM." S. Cannon, E. Demaine, M. Demaine, S. Eisenstat, M. Patitz, R. Schweller, S. Summers and A. Winslow. Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (Kiel, Germany, February 27 - March 2, 2013).
  • "Hidden mobile guards in simple polygons." S. Cannon, D. Souvaine and A. Winslow. In Abstracts of the 24th Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (Charlottetown, PEI, August 8-10, 2012).
  • "Conflict-free graph orientations with parity constraints." S. Cannon, M. Ishaque and C. Tóth. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Fun with Algorithms (Venice, Italy, June 4-6, 2012).
  • "Some results on hidden edge guards." S. Cannon, D. Souvaine and A. Winslow. In Abstracts of the 21st Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry (New York City, NY, November 4-5, 2011).
  • "Even orientations with forbidden pairs and demands." S. Cannon, M. Ishaque and C. Tóth. In Abstracts of the 20th Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry (Stonybrook, NY, October 29-30, 2010).

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