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F.R. McMorris

F.R. McMorris Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Applied Mathematics
Professor Emeritus of Computer Science






Engineering 1, Room 114 10 W. 32nd Street Chicago, IL 60616


Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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


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.

The T-Median Function on Graphs, with H.M. Mulder and R.C. Powers, Discrete Appl. Math. 154(2006), 2599-2608.

"Consensus rules based on decisive families: the case of hierarchies," Math. Social Sci. 57(2009), 333-338 (with R.C. Powers).

Constructing majority-rule supertrees, inWABI2009, Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics, vol 5724, S. Salzberg and T. Warnow, Eds., Springer, Berlin, 2009, pp.73-84 (with J. Dong and D. Fernández-Baca).