R. Teal Witter

R. Teal Witter

Doctoral Student

NYU Tandon

About Me

I am a Ph.D. student at NYU Tandon advised by Lisa Hellerstein and Chris Musco. I am interested in graph theory and probability query problems.

I received my B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Middlebury College. At Middlebury, I designed quantum algorithms for graph theory problems with Shelby Kimmel and worked on applications of math in recreational board games with Alex Lyford.



NYU Tandon

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Sep 2020 – Present Brooklyn, New York
Dean’s PhD Fellow

Middlebury College

B.A. in Math, Computer Science

Feb 2017 – May 2020 Middlebury, Vermont

National Honors:

Campus Honors:


Applications of Graph Theory and Probability in the Board Game Ticket to Ride

We identify winning strategies for and improvements to Ticket to Ride using graph-theoretic and probabilistic concepts.

Applications of the Quantum Algorithm for st-Connectivity

We present quantum algorithms for various problems related to graph connectivity.


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