Victoria S Akin, Assistant Professor of the Practice
I am interested in mapping class groups of orientable surfaces. In particular, can a subgroup of the mapping class group with a natural topological or geometric definition be characterized purely algebraically? Does the algebraic characterization reveal properties of the mapping class group? Currently, I would like to characterize the diskpushing subgroup, handlepushing subgroup, and braid group inside of their respective mapping class groups.  Contact Info:
Teaching (Spring 2018):
 MATH 111L.001, LABORATORY CALCULUS I
Synopsis
 Carr 137, MWF 08:45 AM09:35 AM
 MATH 111L.003, LABORATORY CALCULUS I
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 Carr 137, MWF 03:20 PM04:10 PM
 MATH 111L.01L, LABORATORY CALCULUS I
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 Carr 137, Th 10:30 AM12:15 PM
 MATH 111L.03L, LABORATORY CALCULUS I
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 West Duke 108B, Th 05:05 PM06:50 PM
 MATH 112L.002, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
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 West Duke 105, MWF 10:20 AM11:10 AM
 MATH 112L.02L, LABORATORY CALCULUS II
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 West Duke 105, Tu 10:30 AM12:15 PM
 Office Hours:
 111L: Tuesday 45 in Physics 123
112L: Tuesday 56 in Physics 123 By appointment: Wednesday 23 in West Duke 09A Help Room: Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 4:305:30
 Education:
Ph.D.  University of Chicago  2017 
 Keywords:
Education and instruction in mathematics • Geometric group theory
