### Faculty

**David Auckly****Research interests:**Chern-Simons theory, Gopakumar-Vafa large N duality, symplectic geometry, low dimensional topology.**Louis Crane****Research interests:**interface between theoretical physics & geometric topology, relativity, topological quantum field theory.**Gerald Höhn****Research Interests**: Differential Topology, Elliptic Genera, Hyperkähler Geometry <>**Gabriel Kerr****Research interests:**Algebraic geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Mirror Symmetry.**John Maginnis****Research interests:**algebraic topology, homology of finite groups.**Mikhail Mazin****Research interests:**Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Geometry.**Tom Muenzenberger****Research interests:**general topology, ordered topological spaces, fixed point theory.**Rustam Sadykov****Research interests:**Geometry, Topology**Yan Soibelman****Research interests:**deformation theory, quantum groups, symplectic geometry, string theory, mirror symmetry.**Victor Turchin****Research interests:**algebraic topology, embedding spaces, Goodwilllie-Weiss calculus, homotopy theory of operads**David Yetter****Research interests:**low dimensional topology, topological quantum field theories, category theory, geometry.**Ilia Zharkov****Research interests:**algebraic and differential geometry, mirror symmetry, tropical geometry.### Postdocs

**Cheryl Balm**, Ph.D. 2013 Michigan State University, Q-Center postdoc 2013--**Alex Gonzales**Ph.D. 2010 Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, I-Center postdoc 2013--**Thomas Jaeger**Ph.D. Michigan State University, I-Center postdoc 2013--**Mikhail Mazin**, Ph.D. 2010 University of Toronto, M-Center postdoc 2013--

### Graduate Students (with degree and advisor)

**Phillip Bressie**(Ph.D., Yetter*)**Jianting Huang**(Ph.D., Zharkov*)**Jie Ren**(Ph.D., Soibelman)**Surya Thapa Magar**(Ph.D., Castano-Bernard)**Janu Verma**(M.S., Soibelman)**Qiang Wang**(Ph.D., Soibelman)**Xinli Xiao**(Ph.D., Soibelman)**Hainan Zhang**(Ph.D., Auckley)

### *temporary advisor

### Former Members(recent)

### Postdocs

**Garrett Alston**, Ph.D. 2010 University of Wisconsin, Madison; at KSU 2010-13; next job: IMS at the Chinese University, Hong Kong**Julia Bergner**Ph.D 2005 University of Notre Dame; at KSU 2005-08; next job: University of California, Riverside**Zheng Hua**, Ph.D. 2009 University of Wisconsin, Madison; at KSU 2011-13; next job: IMS at the Chinese University, Hong Kong**Sean Lawton**Ph.D. 2006, University of Maryland College Park; at KSU 2006-07; next job: University of Texas, Pan American**Hien Nguyen**, Ph.D. 2006 University of Wisconsin, Madison; at KSU 2008-11; next job: Iowa State University

### Graduate Students

### (with degree, year, advisor, first employment)

**Ik Jae Lee**Ph.D. 2012, Yetter, Rowan University**Dany Majard**Ph.D. 2011, Crane, postdoc at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic**Renaud Gauthier**Ph.D. 2011, Yetter, IT France**Shawn Westmoreland**Ph.D. 2010, Crane**Tej Shrestha**Ph.D. 2010, Yetter, Assistant Professor at U. of Wisconsin- Washington County**Petit Francois**Ph.D., Soibelman/P.Schapira, Paris VI**Dymtro Shklyarov**Ph.D. 2009, Soibelman, postdoc at Universitaet Ausburg, Germany**Sergiy Koshkin**Ph.D. 2006, Auckly, Boas Assistant Professor at Northwestern University**Yiquiang Li**Ph.D. 2006, Lin, Gibbs Assistant Professor at Yale**Xin Tang**, Ph.D. 2006, Assitant Professor at Fayetteville State University**Brian Pasko**Ph.D. 2006, Maginnis, Assistant Professor, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales**Timothy O'Brien**Ph.D. 2002, Yetter, Assistant Professor, Morehead State University**Bharath Narayanan**Ph.D. 2002, Lin/Soibelman, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona