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. Video recordings of two of the plenary talks are available below.


Registration for the conference has closed.

Jenya SapirBinghamton University
Tommaso CremaschiBoston College
Angelica DeibelBrandeis University
Dmitri GekhtmanCalifornia Institute 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
Andrew SandersHeidelberg University
Cemile KürkoğluIndiana University Bloomington
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
Calvin WooIndiana University Bloomington
Ahram LimIndiana University Bloomington
Alfred YergerIndiana University Bloomington
Hayley BertrandIndiana University Bloomington
Ian MontagueIndiana University Bloomington
John WoodIndiana University Bloomington
Mark RonnenbergIndiana University Bloomington
Kevin GuilbaultIndiana University Bloomington
Montana EarleIndiana University Bloomington
Keely GrossnickleKansas State University
Diego Corro TapiaKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
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
Robin NeumayerNorthwestern University
Randy Van WhyNorthwestern University
Piotr PstrągowskiNorthwestern University
Guillermo TochiNorthwestern University
Willie DongNorthwestern University
Guchuan LiNorthwestern University
Sarah PercivalPurdue University
Peter PatztPurdue University
Natasa SesumRutgers University
Seth ArnoldSaint Louis University
Jens ReinholdStanford University
Xuntao HuStony Brook University
Rebekah PalmerTemple University
Thomas NgTemple University
Rose Kaplan-KellyTemple University
Khanh LeTemple University
Sujoy MukherjeeThe George Washington University
Rhea Palak BakshiThe George Washington University
Justin CurryUniversity at Albany, SUNY
Ian AgolUniversity of California, Berkeley
Larsen LinovUniversity of California, Berkeley
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
Priyam PatelUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Danning LuUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Steve TrettelUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Nancy ScherichUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Shmuel WeinbergerUniversity of Chicago
Lvzhou ChenUniversity of Chicago
Subhadip ChowdhuryUniversity of Chicago
Rosemary GuzmanUniversity of Chicago
Foling ZouUniversity of Chicago
Yan Mary HeUniversity of Chicago
Jonathan DeWittUniversity of Chicago
Manuel KrannichUniversity of Copenhagen
Sarah ChehadeUniversity of Houston
David DumasUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
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
Joel StapletonUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Matt DeVilbissUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Ali MohajerUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Charles AlleyUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Mihail HurmuzovUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Robert KozmaUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Jake HerndonUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Yanlong HaoUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Qianwen SunUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Jack HaferUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Khashayar SartipiUniversity 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
Venkata Sai Narayana BavisettyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Rebeccah MacKinnonUniversity of Iowa
Alexander BatesUniversity of Iowa
Anup PoudelUniversity of Iowa
Jose Roman ArandaUniversity of Iowa
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
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
Sergio ChavesUniversity of Western Ontario
Micky SteinbergUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Caglar UyanikVanderbilt University

Accommodations, travel, and maps

Double rooms have been booked for attendees with lodging support at the Crowne Plaza West Loop hotel, at 733 W Madison. Check-in time is 3PM on Friday and check-out time is 12PM on Sunday. The hotel is within walking distance from UIC, or the CTA Bus #8 can be taken to and from campus along Halsted Street.

Participants driving will be provided with parking vouchers (3PM Friday - 9PM Sunday) for the Halsted / Taylor parking structure at 760 W Taylor, which will be distributed at registration. The parking structure may be entered without paying, and the voucher will allow drivers to leave without paying as well.

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.

Maps will be provided of UIC's east campus with spots for coffee, lunch, dinner, and drinks, as well as buildings where conference talks will happen.

Past conferences

Organizing committee

Graduate student helpers

The conference inbox is not supervised anymore. Please send all inquiries to the organizers.

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

This page was last updated on 2018-12-11 at 10:55 EET