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Shelly HarveyProfessor of Mathematics Graduate Chair Rice University office: Herman Brown 446 (building 17 on this map)phone: (713)348-3659email: shelly@rice.edu
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This research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation (DMS-1309070). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Research Funding from the National Science Foundation

**Research Interests:**

Low-dimensional
topology and geometry, group theory, non-commutative
algebra.

**Curriculum Vitae**

**Publications and Preprints from arXiv.org**

**Publications from MathSciNet**

**Google scholar page**

**Ph.D. Students:**

Carolyn Otto, Ph.D. May 2011

Thesis: The (n)-solvable filtration of the link concordance group and Milnor's invariants

Taylor Martin, Ph.D. May 2013

Thesis: Lower order solvabilty of links

Taylor McNeill, Ph.D. May 2013

Thesis: A new filtration of the Magnus kernel

Katherine Vance, Ph.D. May 2016

Thesis: Tau invariants of spatial graphs

JungHwan Park, Ph.D. expected May 2017

Anthony Bosman, Ph.D. expected May 2017

Miriam Kuzbary, Ph.D. expected May 2018

Sarah Seger, Ph.D. expected May 2018

**Seminars:**

Topology
Seminar

VIGRE: Math 699 - Current Topics in Topology

Rice Math
Calendar

**Conferences or special sessions coorganized**

Topology
in Dimension 3.5: A conference in memory of Tim Cochran, June 1-4,
2016

AWM Research Symposium 2015, University of Maryland, College Park,
April 11-12, 2015.

Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology at the AWM Research Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, April 11-12, 2015.

AMS Special Session on Knot Theory at the Joint Math Meetings, San Antonio, TX, January 12–13, 2015.

"Hempelfest" 3-Manifolds: Heegaard Splittings, the Curve Complex, and Hyperbolic geometry, Rice
University, April 19-21, 2013.

Special Session on Low-Dimensional Topology at the AWM Research Symposium, Santa Clara, CA, March 16-17, 2013

AMS Special Session on Knot Theory at the Joint Math Meetings, Boston, MA, January 4-7, 2012.

Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology and Geometry at the AMS Fall Southeastern Section Meeting, Winston-Salem, NC, September 24-25, 2011.

AMS Special Session on Knot Theory at the Joint Math Meetings, New Orleans, LA, January 8-9, 2011.

Special Session on Low Dimensional Topology at the AMS Fall Eastern Section Meeting, Middletown, CT, October 11-12, 2008.

3^{rd} Annual Louisiana Texas Topology Retreat, Rice University, February
9-10, 2008 (Pictures)

Second
Louisiana-Texas-Topology-Retreat (LTTR), February 3-4, 2007

2006 Texas Geometry and Topology Conference at Rice University, Oct 27-29, 2006

**Selected Research Talks:**

The geometry of knot concordance spaces; Topology Seminar, UC Berkeley, September 2014.

4-dimensional equivalence relations on knots; Invited Address at the AMS Southeastern Sectional Meeting in Winston-Salem, NC, September 2011.

Knots and link
concordance; Connections for Women: Homology Theories of Knots and
Links at MSRI, January 2010.

Torsion in the knot concordance group; Cascade Topology Seminar, University of Oregon, October 2009.

Torsion in the knot concordance group; 2009 Georgia
International Topology Conference, May 2009.

A survey of knot theory and its
combinatorial invariants; CombinaTexas: Combinatorics in the
South-central US conference, University of Houston, April 2009.

Subgroups of the mapping class group and higher-order
signature cocycles; Colloquium, University of Indiana,
Bloomington, March 2009.

Subgroups of the mapping
class group and higher-order signature cocycles; Texas Geometry and Topology Conference, University of Houston, February 2009.

Filtrations of the Knot Concordance Group; Colloquium at University of Riverside,
December 2008.

Classical Knot Concordance and
Blanchfield Duality; "Geometric Topology Conference," Beijing 2007.

New Phenomena in Knots and Links; "4-Dimensional
Manifolds," Oberwolfach 2006.

Group theoretic invariants of
links and 3-manifolds; "3-manifolds after Perelman," Edinburgh,
Scotland, March 2006.

Homology Equivalence of Groups and
Spaces; "Knots and their manifold stories" held at BIRS in May 2004.

**Teaching:**

Math 304 - Elements of Knot Theory (Spring 2016)

Math 445/540 - Algebraic Topology (Spring 2016)

Math 304 - Elements of Knot Theory (Spring 2014)

Math 445/540 - Algebraic Topology (Spring 2014)

Math 356 - Abstract Algebra I (Spring 2013)

Math 445/540 - Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2013)

Math 304 - Elements of Knot Theory (Spring 2012)

Math 445/540 - Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2012)

Math 445/540 - Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2010)

Math 542 - Topics in Advanced Topology: Advanced Algebraic
Topology (Spring 2010)

Math 543 - Topics in
Low-Dimensional Topology [Topic: 4-Manifolds] (Spring 2010)

Math 300 - Knot Theory (Fall 2009)

Math 543 - Topics in Low-Dimensional Topology: Products in Legendrian Contact Homology (Fall 2009)

Math 445 - Algebraic Topology (Spring 2009)

Math 542 - Topics in Advanced Topology: Knot Homologies (Spring 2009)

Math 356 - Abstract Algebra I (Spring 2008)

Math 445 - Algebraic Topology (Spring 2008)

Math 445 - Algebraic Topology (Spring 2007)

Math 102 - Single Variable Calculus II (Spring 2006)

Math 542 - Symplectic Geometry and Topology (Spring 2006)

Math 401 - Differential Geometry (Fall 2005)

(MIT)18.904 Undergraduate Seminar in Topology (Spring 2005)

(MIT)18.905 Algebraic Topology (Fall 2004)