Darien DeWolf smiling in front of the Halifax Harbour.

Darien DeWolf

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Brandon University
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9

Email me: admin@dariendewolf.com

Download my CV: PDF (updated September 9, 2021)

I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Brandon University.

My current research areas include inverse semigroups, category theory, groupoids and restriction categories.

Publications | Students Supervised | Theses | Talks | Education | Awards | Employment and Teaching | Other

Publications. [top]

In Print

"Commutation Semigroups of Finite Metacyclic Groups with Trivial Centre." Darien DeWolf, Charles C. Edmunds.
Semigroup Forum (2020).
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The final publication link is available at link.springer.com: DOI: s00233-020-10097-3

"A Double Categorical View on Representations of Etendues." Darien DeWolf, Dorette Pronk. Cahiers de Topologie et Géométrie Différentielle Catégoriques. (2020) 61:3-56.
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The final publication link is available at Cahiers.

"The Ehresmann-Schein-Nambooripad Theorem for Inverse Categories." Darien DeWolf, Dorette Pronk. Theory and Applications of Categories. (2018) 33:813-831.
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The final publication link is available at TAC.

"On commutation semigroups of dihedral groups." Darien DeWolf, Charles Edmunds, Christopher Levy. Semigroup Forum (2013) 87:467-488.
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The final publication link is available at link.springer.com: DOI: s00233-013-9483-x

To Appear

"A Multilevel Investigation of Individual and Residence Risk factors on Student Drinking". Kara Thompson, Meredith Ivany, Pamell Davis-MacNevin, Darien DeWolf, Michael Teehan, Sherry Stewart.
Accepted to Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science on February 11, 2021.


"Extending Fibonacci's Method for Computing Pythagorean Triples". Darien DeWolf, Balakrishnan Viswanathan.
Submitted to Comptes Rendus Mathématique on September 4, 2021.

"Using Series to Construct Pythagorean Triples". Darien DeWolf, Balakrishnan Viswanathan.
Submitted to Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12 on September 2, 2021.

"Distribution of cusp deflections in dental resin restored aluminium tooth models with a Class II MOD cavity". Howe Simpson, Cecile Duval, Darien DeWolf, Braden Sullivan, Florian Rispe, Florian Hernandez, Guy Earle, Richard Price, Daniel Labrie.
Submitted to Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Material on February 6, 2020.


"On Double Inverse Semigroups (with Dorette Pronk)." 2015.
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arXiv: 1501.03690

Students Supervised. [top]

Research Students

Joshua Beaudin
Project Title: Restriction Categories for Topology and Computation
Brandon University Research Council Award
Brandon University, Brandon, MB

Honours Students

Maxwell Jennings
Thesis Title: Crossed Modules
Degree: B.Sc. Joint Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS


Theses. [top]

"Restriction Category Perspectives of Partial Computation and Geometry." Ph.D. Dissertation (Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.), 2017.
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"On Double Inverse Semigroups." M.Sc. Dissertation (Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.), 2013.
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"On Commutation Semigroups of Dihedral Groups of Order 2N Where N is Even." B.Sc. Honours Thesis (Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.), 2012.
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Talks. [top]

"Restriction Monads without Elements"
"Two Dimensional Inverse Semigroups/Categories"
"Sets, Posets, and Quantifiers"
"The equivalence of ordered groupoids and left cancellative categories using double categories"
"A comparison lemma for Ehresmann sites"
"Introduction to Categories"
"Groupoids Associated to Join Inverse Categories"
"Monads as Models of Computation"
"Restriction bicategories: two approaches"
"An Element-Based Reformulation of Restriction Monads"
"Restriction Monads and Their Algebras"
"Restriction Monads"
"Restriction Monads and Category Objects"
"Restriction Categories and Monads"
"Partial Functions and Categories of Partial Maps"
"Inverse Restriction Categories and Their Groupoids"
"Double Groups and Semigroups"
"On Double Inverse Semigroups"
"On Commutation Semigroups of Dihedral Groups"

Education. [top]

Ph.D. in Mathematics
M.Sc. in Mathematics
B.Sc. (Honours) in Mathematics

Awards. [top]

Brandon University Research Council Award
University Research, Publication, Teaching Award
Nomination: Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award
Izaak Walton Killam Predoctoral Scholarship
Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarship
NSERC CGS-D3 Research Scholarship
Dalhousie University President's Award
NSERC CGS-M Research Scholarship
Frank Bennett Research Award
Dr. Len Parent Computer Science Award

Employment and Teaching. [top]

Brandon University, Brandon, M.B.
January 2021 to Present: Assistant Professor

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, N.S.
August 2017 to December 2020: Assistant Professor

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.
July 2014 to August 2017: Part-Time Faculty

Other Academic and Administrative Activities. [top]

Brandon University
St. Francis Xavier University
Conference Organization
Science Atlantic Math/Stats/CS Conference [Conference Website]
Professional Development
Journal Refereeing
Dalhousie Mathematics and Statistics Graduate Students' Association
Math Circles Nova Scotia [website]
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Updated: 2021.09.09