Contact information: Room 420, neil dot fullarton at rice dot edu 

I am a G. C. Evans Instructor in the Department of Mathematics at Rice University. I received my PhD in 2014, from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Research: My work is in the field of geometric group theory.
I am particularly interested in automorphism groups of free and
rightangled Artin groups, their Torelli subgroups, and the comparison
between these groups and the mapping class groups of surfaces. Publications and preprints: A BirmanHilden theorem for free groups.(w/ John Calabrese and Rebecca Winarski) In preparation. The highdimensional cohomology of the moduli space of curves with level structures. [pdf] (w/ Andrew Putman) To appear in J. Eur. Math. Soc. (JEMS). Observed periodicity related to the fourstrand Burau representation. [pdf] (w/ Richard Shadrach) To appear in Experimental Mathematics. Hyperelliptic graphs and the period mapping on outer space. [pdf] (w/ Corey Bregman) To appear in Journal of Topology. Infinite groups acting faithfully on the outer automorphism group of a rightangled Artin group. [pdf] (w/ Corey Bregman) Michigan Mathematical Journal 66 (2017), no. 3, 569580. Palindromic automorphisms of rightangled Artin groups. [pdf] (w/ Anne Thomas) To appear in Groups, Geometry, and Dynamics (2017). A generating set for the palindromic Torelli group. [pdf] Algebraic & Geometric Topology 15 (2015) 3535–3567. On the number of automorphisms of the automorphism group of a rightangled Artin group. [pdf] Mathematical Research Letters, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2016), pp. 145162. Topology seminar: I help organize the Rice topology seminar.Teaching: In Spring 2017, I am teaching Math 211 (Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra), and Math 366 (Geometry). In Fall 2016, I attended the special semester on geometric group theory at MSRI, Berkeley, as a postdoctoral fellow. In Fall 2015, I taught Math 101 (Singlevariable Calculus). 