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F.R. McMorris

F.R. McMorris, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science






Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 114


Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


  • Discrete applied mathematics, computational and mathematical biology, classification theory, location theory.


Some axiomatic limitations for consensus and supertree functions on hierarchies  (with R.C. Powers),  Journal of Theoretical Biology 404 (2016), 342-347.

An ABC-problem for location and consensus functions on graphs (with H.M. Mulder, B. Novick, and R.C. Powers), Discrete Applied Mathematics 207 (2016), 15-28 .

Five axioms for location functions on median graphs (with H.M. Mulder, B. Novick, and R.C. Powers)Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications 7 (2015), Article ID 1550013 (30 pages) .

Strategy-proof location functions on finite graphs (with H.M. Mulder and F.S. Roberts), in Clusters, Orders, Trees: Methods and Applications, F. Aleskerov, B. Goldengorin and P.Pardolos Eds., pp. 63-75, Springer, 2014.

Explosions and Hot Spots in Supertree Methods (with W.H.E. Day and M. Wilkinson), Journal of Theoretical Biology 253 (2008), 345-348.

The Majority Decision Function for Trees with 3 Leaves, with R.C. Powers, Annals of Operations Research 163 (2008), 169-175.

Topics in Intersection Graph Theory, with T.A. McKee, SIAM Monographs on Discrete Mathematics and Applications, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.

Axiomatic Consensus Theory in Group Choice and Biomathematics, with W.H.E. Day, SIAM Frontiers of Applied Mathematics, vol.29, Philadelphia PA, 2003.

Constructing majority-rule supertrees, Algorithms for Molecular Biology 5:2(2010) (with J. Dong and D. Fern├índez-Baca).

The lp-function on trees, Networks 60(2012), 94-102 (with H.M. Mulder and O. Ortega).

Majority decision on median semilattices, Math. Social Sciences 65(2013), 48-51 (with R.C. Powers).