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Dr. Yatauro at campus lion statue

Title: Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Office: 212 D Main Building
Phone: 610-892-1449
E-mail: mry3@psu.edu

Michael Yatauro earned a B.A. in mathematics from Rutgers University, an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Yatauro views mathematics as a form of artistic expression and a scientific tool of great utility. His primary research is in the field of graph theory. In particular, he is interested in determining structural aspects of a graph by studying its degree sequence. Much of his work has focused on results concerning the toughness and binding number of a graph, the study of which lies at the heart of questions concerning significant aspects of graph theory (hamiltonicity, factors, cycle structure, etc.).

He also enjoys playing the drums. In recent years, he has performed with friends at a number of benefits to help raise money for cancer research.

Recent Publications and Presentations

“Improving Theorems in a Best Monotone Sense.” Presented at the Forty-Fourth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, March 2013.

“Toughness and Binding Number.” To appear in Discrete Applied Mathematics (with D. Bauer, N. Kahl, E. Schmeichel, and D. R. Woodall).

“Binding Number and Tenacity.” To appear in Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing.

“Best Monotone Degree Conditions for Binding Number.” Discrete Mathematics. 311 (2011), no. 18-19, 2037-2043 (with D. Bauer, N. Kahl, and E. Schmeichel).

“Degree Improvements to Bounds on the Binding Number and Toughness of a Graph.” Presented at the Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting of the AMS at NJIT, Newark, NJ, May 2010.