Mentor StafaPostdoctoral Fellow |
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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mathematics Department at Tulane University. My mentor is Rafal Komendarczyk. Before coming to Tulane I received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 2013, under the supervision of Professor Frederick R. Cohen.
Currently I am co-organizing the Geometry & Topology seminar at Tulane.
My research interests lie in the field of algebraic topology (broadly). My work focuses on (1) spaces of homomorphisms of discrete groups in Lie groups and their homotopy theoretic properties, (2) polyhedral products, a generalized version of moment-angle complexes, and their interaction with other fields of mathematics, (3) filtrations of classifying spaces (4) and configuration spaces.
Configuration spaces of graphs and polyhedral products, in progress
Two-point configurations of lens spaces, with S. Kwasik and R. Komendarczyk, in progress
A survey on spaces of homomorphisms to Lie groups, with F. Cohen, submitted, 2014 • arXiv • pdf
On spaces of commuting elements in Lie groups, with F. Cohen, submitted, 2014 • arXiv • pdf
On the fundamental group of certain polyhedral products, J. Pure Appl. Alg. 219 (2015),n.6, 2279–2299 • arXiv
On monodromy representations in Denham-Suciu fibrations, J. Pure Appl. Alg., 219 (2015),n.8, 3372–3390 • arXiv
On polyhedral products and spaces of commuting elements in Lie groups, Ph.D. Thesis, 2013 • ProQuest
At Tulane University :
Calculus II (Spring 2015)
Calculus III (Spring 2015)
Consolidated Calculus (Fall 2014)
Elements of Homotopy Theory (Spring 2014) with Prof. Kwasik.
At the University of Rochester :
Linear Algebra (Summer 2013)
Calculus II (Fall 2012)
Multidimensional Calculus (Summer 2012)
ECO Calculus (Summer 2012)
Calculus I (Summer 2009,2010)
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