Jonathan
L. Gross is Professor of Computer Science at Columbia
University. His research in topology, graph theory,
and cultural sociometry has earned him an Alfred P.
Sloan Fellowship, an IBM Postdoctoral Fellowship, and
various research grants from the Office of Naval
Research, the National Science Foundation, and the
Russell Sage Foundation.

Professor
Gross has created and delivered numerous software-
development short courses for Bell Laboratories and
for IBM. These include mathematical methods for
performance evaluation at the advanced level and for
developing reusable software at a basic level. He has
received several awards for outstanding teaching at
Columbia University, including the career Great
Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates.
He appears on the Columbia Video Network and on the
video network of the National Technological
University.

His
previous books include **Topological Graph
Theory**, coauthored with Thomas W.
Tucker. Another previous book, **Measuring
Culture **coauthored with Steve Rayner,
constructs network-theoretic tools for measuring
sociological phenomena.

Prior
to Columbia University, Professor Gross was in the
Mathematics Department at Princeton University. His
undergraduate work was at M.I.T., and he wrote his
Ph.D. thesis on 3-dimensional topology at Dartmouth
College.

**Other books by Jonathan
L. Gross**

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