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Shelly Harvey
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics
Rice University

office: Herman Brown 446
fax: (713)348-5231
phone: (713)348-3659
email: shelly at rice dot edu


My schedule for spring 2016
Rice Queer Resource Center



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

Selected Research Talks:
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.

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 2017
Miriam Kuzbary
Sarah Seger

Seminars:
Topology Seminar
VIGRE: Math 699 - Current Topics in Topology
Rice Math Calendar

Conferences organized
Topology in Dimension 3.5: A conference in memory of Tim Cochran, June 1-4, 2016
"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.
3rd 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

Outreach
Director of the Rice University Mathematical Institute for Young Women (2008-2012)

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)



mailing address:
Shelly Harvey
Department of Mathematics, MS 136
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892