My interests mainly lie in the areas of knot theory and low-dimensional topology and geometry. Some topics overlap with questions from computational topology, differential geomery or quantum topology.

My research is currently supported by the NSF grant DMS 1406588.





Publications and Preprints

  • The number of incompressible surfaces in an alternating link complement, with J. Hass and A. Thompson, to appear in International Mathematics Research Notices, ArXiv

  • Determining isotopy classes of crossing arcs in alternating links, to appear in Asian Journal of Mathematics, ArXiv

  • Simplicial volume of links from link diagrams, with O. Dasbach, to appear in Mathematical Proceedings of Cambridge Philosophical Society, Arxiv

  • Intercusp parameters and the invariant trace field, with W. Neumann, Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society 14 (2016), No. 2, 887-896, ArXiv

  • A refined upper bound for the hyperbolic volume of alternating links and the colored Jones polynomial, with O. Dasbach, Mathematical Research Letters 22 (2015), No. 4, 1047-1060, ArXiv

  • Exact volume of hyperbolic 2-bridge links, Communications in Analysis and Geometry 22 (2014), No. 5, 881-896, ArXiv

  • An alternative approach to hyperbolic structures on link complements, with M. Thistlethwaite, Algebraic & Geometric Topology 14 (2014), 1307-1337, ArXiv

  • Hyperbolic Structures from Link Diagrams, Ph.D. Thesis, Unversity of Tennessee (2012), pdf

  • Decomposition Of Cellular Balleans, with I. V. Protasov, Topology Proceedings 36 (2010), 77-83, ArXiv

  • Asymptotic Rays, with O. Kuchaiev, International Journal of Pure Appl. Math. 56, no. 3 (2009), 353-358, ArXiv

  • Prime tangle decompositions of alternating links, with J. Hass and A. Thompson, preprint

  • The number of spanning surfaces in an alternating link complement, with J. Hass and A. Thompson, preprint


Selected Software

Implementation of the alternative method for computing hyperbolic structures of links. Windows version, currently written for alternating links with small regions only (written in C++).

Mathematica worksheet constructing the polynomial for the invariant trace field of a hyperbolic 2-bridge link.


Materials from some of the previous talks

  • GEAR seminar at Rutgers University, Newark, 1/2017, "The number of surfaces of fixed genus in an alternating link complement" video

  • Redbud Triangulations conference, Oklahoma State University, 11/2016, "Isotopy classes of crossing arcs in alternating links" slides

  • The Thin Manifold conference, University of Iowa, 08/2014, "Intrinsic geometry and the invariant trace field of hyperbolic 3-manifolds" slides

  • Women Advancing Arizona Mathematics Colloquium, University of Arizona, 03/2014, "Hyperbolic links: diagrams, volume and the colored Jones polynomial"  slides

  • Low dimensional topology, knots, and orderable groups, Luminy-Marseille, France, 07/2013, "Exact volume of hyperbolic 2-bridge links" slides

  • GEAR Network Retreat, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 08/2012,"Hyperbolic structures from link diagrams"  video

  • Moab Topology Conference, Utah State University, 05/2012,"An alternative approach to hyperbolic structures on link complements"  slides

I am co-organizing the Mathematics Colloquium at Rutgers-Newark.

I am a mentor through the AWM mentoring network.