Shelly Harvey
Professor of Mathematics
Graduate Chair
Rice University
office: Herman Brown 446 (building 17 on this map)
phone: (713)348-3659
email: shelly@rice.edu

When to find my in my office: schedule for fall 2016
This research is partially supported by the National Science Foundation (DMS-1309070 and DMS-1613279). 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

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

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

Conferences and special sessions organized
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.
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

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.



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