Graduate Student Topology and Geometry Conference

April 7th & 8th, 2018

The University of Illinois at Chicago


The Graduate Student Geometry and Topology Conference (GSTGC) is a yearly meeting for graduate students in mathematics interested in geometry and topology. The goal of this event is to encourage emerging and established mathematicians to share and exchange active research ideas in their fields.

The 2018 GSTGC will take place April 7-8 at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

GSTGC 2018 poster

Statement of inclusion

We are committed to academic freedom and keeping science open to all individuals. We encourage anyone interested in attending to apply, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, immigration status, or any other aspect of identity. All participants at GSTGC 2018 will be treated with dignity and respect, and discrimination or harassment of any form will not be tolerated. (adapted from JGT)

Invited speakers

Plenary speakers:

Young faculty speakers:


The schedule of conference talks is available here. The abstracts of the talks are available here.


The deadline to apply for funding and giving a talk has passed, but registration will be left open. There is no cost for registration.

Register for the conference using this online form. If you would like to change any of your responses after submitting the form, please resubmit the complete form again.

Tommaso CremaschiBoston College
Angelica DeibelBrandeis University
Dmitri GekhtmanCalifornia Institure of Technology
Khuanchanok ChaichanaChiang Mai University
Zachary JohnstonClemson University
Hamdah AlsharariCleveland State University
Johnathan BushColorado State University
Joshua MirthColorado State University
Teddy EinsteinCornell University
Oliver WangCornell University
Jack LoveGeorge Mason University
Sanjana AgarwalIndiana University Bloomington
Adnan Cihan CakarIndiana University Bloomington
Emily RudmanIndiana University Bloomington
Kursat SozerIndiana University Bloomington
Noah RiggenbachIndiana University Bloomington
Gokcen BuyukbasIndiana University Bloomington
Insung ParkIndiana University Bloomington
Calvin WooIndiana University Bloomington
Ahram LimIndiana University Bloomington
Alfred YergerIndiana University Bloomington
Hayley BertrandIndiana University Bloomington
Ian MontagueIndiana University Bloomington
Montana EarleIndiana University Bloomington
Keely GrossnickleKansas State University
Diego Corro TapiaKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Mohammed AlshamraniLoyola University Chicago
Sanjay KumarMichigan State University
Ustun YildirimMichigan State University
Keshav SutraveMichigan State University
Abhishek MallickMichigan State University
Hitesh GakharMichigan State University
Wenzhao ChenMichigan State University
Brandon BavierMichigan State University
Joseph MelbyMichigan State University
David StoreyMichigan State University
Luis PolancoMichigan State University
Randy Van WhyNorthwestern University
Piotr PstrągowskiNorthwestern University
Guillermo TochiNorthwestern University
Willie DongNorthwestern University
Jens ReinholdStanford University
Xuntao HuStony Brook University
Rebekah PalmerTemple University
Thomas NgTemple University
Rose Kaplan-KellyTemple University
Sujoy MukherjeeThe George Washington University
Rhea Palak BakshiThe George Washington University
Nic BrodyUniversity of California, Berkeley
Franco Vargas PalleteUniversity of California, Berkeley
Beibei LiuUniversity of California, Davis
Subhadip DeyUniversity of California, Davis
Lawrence MouilléUniversity of California, Riverside
Danning LuUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Steve TrettelUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Nancy ScherichUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
MurphyKate MonteeUniversity of Chicago
Lvzhou ChenUniversity of Chicago
Ronno DasUniversity of Chicago
Subhadip ChowdhuryUniversity of Chicago
Rosemary GuzmanUniversity of Chicago
Sarah ChehadeUniversity of Houston
Keaton QuinnUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Christopher PerezUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Samuel DoddsUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Jānis LazovskisUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Nathan LopezUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Cloie McClellanUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Ali MohajerUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Charles AlleyUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Mihail HurmuzovUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Hadrian QuanUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cameron RuddUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Nachiketa AdhikariUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matej PenciakUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sarah MousleyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Elizabeth FieldUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Venkata Sai Narayana BavisettyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rebeccah MacKinnonUniversity of Iowa
Alexander BatesUniversity of Iowa
Anup PoudelUniversity of Iowa
Puttipong PongtanapaisanUniversity of Iowa
Jose Roman ArandaUniversity of Iowa
Wako BungulaUniversity of Iowa
Shane ClarkUniversity of Kentucky
Andrew HavensUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Rachel WebbUniversity of Michigan
Bradley ZykoskiUniversity of Michigan
Nicholas WawrykowUniversity of Michigan
Feng ZhuUniversity of Michigan
Jasmine PowellUniversity of Michigan
Karen ButtUniversity of Michigan
Mitul IslamUniversity of Michigan
Mark GreenfieldUniversity of Michigan
Jesse MoellerUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
J.D. QuigleyUniversity of Notre Dame
Jens Jakob KjaerUniversity of Notre Dame
Ethan AddisonUniversity of Notre Dame
Jacob LandgrafUniversity of Notre Dame
Cory WilsonUniversity of Oklahoma
Thomas LaneUniversity of Oklahoma
Ben StuckyUniversity of Oklahoma
Paul PlummerUniversity of Oklahoma
Priyadip MondalUniversity of Pittsburgh
Jihoon SohnUniversity of Southern California
Daniel DouglasUniversity of Southern California
Alex PortUniversity of Southern California
Elise WeirUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Yingying WuUniversity of Texas at Austin
Gillian GrindstaffUniversity of Texas at Austin
Michelle ChuUniversity of Texas at Austin
Hoang-An NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Mohammad AlruwaytieVirginia State University

Maps and accomodations

Chicago is served by two main airports at O'Hare and Midway, which are connected directly to UIC by the Blue and Orange CTA elevated train lines, the nearest stop being the UIC-Halsted stop. The UIC campus is conveniently located at the intersection of interstate highways I-94 and I-290, and driving and carpooling to Chicago is enouraged. Here is a map of the area around the campus, with food and drink spots marked.

Double rooms will be booked for attendees at a hotel near campus, if they so indicate in the registration form.

Past conferences

Organizing committee

Please send all questions and inquiries to the conference inbox:

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The organizers gratefully acknowledge the support of the NSF, MSCS, and UIC.

This page was last updated on 2018-03-20 at 20:21 CDT