# Topology and Geometric Group Theory

## FACULTY

#### Gregory Conner

###### PROFESSOR

Dr. Conner researches topics within geometric topology, including significant research into Hawaiian earring topology and homotopy. He has also published research on Zermelo tournaments, dynamic systems, and combinatorics.

#### Denise Halverson

###### PROFESSOR

Dr. Halverson studies geometric topology and optimization. She has done research on the Steiner Problem, manifold factors, and other topological topics.

#### Mark Hughes

###### ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Hughes uses knot theory to describe and understand 3- and 4-dimensional shapes. He also utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence systems to teach computers to recognize certain topological properties and solve problems.

#### Curtis Kent

###### ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Dr. Kent's research interests include local algebraic topology and geometric group theory with special emphasis in coarse invariants of groups. He has done significant research in low-dimensional wild topology.

#### Eric Swenson

###### PROFESSOR

Dr. Swenson researches algebraic and geometric topology. Some of his focuses include hyperbolic groups, boundary dimensions, convergence, and metric space.