George “Trey” Pharis III
From Professor Dan Price:
"I first met Trey over a decade ago, when I was still a young philosophy professor at the Honors College and he was an undergraduate with a keen and wide-ranging mind who wanted to talk about poetry, economics, social justice, and number theory – all at the same time! Trey started working for the Honors College IT group and with DASH more recently and he quickly made friends with the Honors family. About a year ago, he and I had started talking about some basic theorems in graph theory – he had an idea for solving an issue in how to color the edges of a complex graph – and we talked about how that might be important for the ongoing work in community health. He unfortunately didn’t get to see these ideas come to fruition, but his thinking inspired the directions we’re exploring this year and we’re very pleased to be able to dedicate this inaugural year of George “Trey” Pharis Fellowships to hypergraphs and community health."