## Contact Info

Pure MathematicsUniversity of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

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This list consists of the name, thesis title and supervisor of Pure Math MMath recipients for the past several years.

**Juan Ariza Mejia**

- Title: Property (T) for Tracial von Neumann Algebras
- Supervisor: Nico Spronk

**Samuel Desrochers**

- Title: Assouad Dimension and Non-Embeddability
- Supervisor: Kathryn Hare

**Claudia Guerrero Golzalez**

- Title: Some applications of the Renewal Theorem to Fractal Geometry
- Supervisor: Kathryn Hare

**Marco Handa**

- Title: The Canonical Base Property in DCF_O
- Supervisor: Rahim Moosa

**Robert Harris**

- Title: Fibrations and Monodromies of Torus Knot Complements
- Supervisor: Doug Park

**Anton Iliashenko**

- Title: The moduli space of ASD connections on compact 4-manifolds
- Supervisor: Spiro Karigiannis

**Nicole Kitt**

- Title: Representations of SL(n,C)
- Supervisor: Matthew Satriano

**Sean Monahan**

- Title: An overview of toric varieties
- Supervisor: Matthew Satriano

**Xingchi Ruan**

- Title: On the Solubility of Diophantine Systems
- Supervisor: Wentang Kuo

**Zhihao Zhang**

- Title: Derivations on Banach Algebras
- Supervisor: Nico Spronk

**Yuming Zhao**

- Title: Algebras for Nonlocal Games
- Supervisor: William Slofstra

**Jason d'Eon**

- Title: Applications of Information Geometry to Machine Learning
- Supervisor: Ruxandra Moraru

**Jacob Campbell**

- Title: Weingarten calculus for some classical groups and their quantum analogues
- Supervisor: Alexandru Nica

**John Dykes**

- Title: Vinogradov's Mean Value Theorem
- Supervisor: Yu-Ru Liu

**Amanda Garcia**

- Title: Random Walks on Finite Groups with Applications to Card Shuffling
- Supervisor: Ben Webster

**Adina Goldberg**

- Title: Synchronous nonlocal games in multiple quantum models
- Supervisor: Vern Paulsen

**Luke MacLean**

- Title: Sure it works in theory, but is it effective?
- Supervisor: Barbara Csima

**Edward Poon**

- Title: Representation Theory of the generalized symmetric group
- Supervisor: Ben Webster

**Wilson Poulter**

- Title: Zilber's Principle in Practice
- Supervisor: Rahim Moosa

**Finlay Rankin**

- Title: An Embedding theorem for small Abelian Categories
- Supervisor: Jason Bell

**Hayley Reid**

- Title: Monogenic Number Fields
- Supervisor: David McKinnon

**Jeffrey Samuelson**

- Title: A Modern Solution to the Problem of Counting Lines on the Cubic Surface in P
^{3} - Supervisor: Matthew Satriano

**Pawel Sarkowicz**

- Title: Exact C
^{* }-Algebras and the Kirchberg-Phillips Nuclear Embedding Theorem - Supervisor: Laurent Marcoux

**Charles Valero**

- Title: Monopoles with Dirac-Type Singularities
- Supervisor: Benoit Charbonneau

**Andrej Vukovic**

- Title: Arithmetic Invariant Theory: An Overview
- Supervisor: Jerry Xiao Heng Wang

**Hussein Ahmad**

- Title: Godel's 2nd Incompleteness Theorem and Fragments of Arithmetic
- Supervisor: R. Moosa

**Benjamin Anderson-Sackaney**

- Title: The Fourier-Stieltjes Algebra and Host's Idempotent Theorem
- Supervisors: N. Spronk and B. Forrest

**Eric Boulter**

- Title: Born Metrics on Compact Complex Surfaces
- Supervisor: R. Moraru

**Kerry Cerqueira**

- Title: A modern counterexample to the Von Neumann-Day conjecture
- Supervisors: B. Forrest & N. Spronk

**Leah Duffett**

- Title: Murasugi's proof of Tait's conjecture on the crossing number of proper alternating links
- Supervisor: D. Park

**Joshua Hews**

- Title: Bridge position and thin position of knots
- Supervisor: D. Park

**Adam Humeniuk**

- Title: Existence of the C*-envelope of an Operator System
- Supervisor: K. Davidson

**Nicholas Manor**

- Title: Entanglement Breaking Quantum Channels and the PPT-Squared Conjecture
- Supervisors: V. Paulsen and M. Kennedy

**Jeremy Nicholson**

- Title: The affine completeness and functional completeness of the ring Z
_{m} - Supervisor: R. Willard

**Daniel Pepper**

- Title: Basics of free stochastic integration
- Supervisors: B. Forrest and A. Nica

**John Sawatzky**

- Title: The Fourier Algebra of a Locally Compact Group
- Supervisors: N. Spronk and B. Forrest

**David Urbanik**

- Title: Abstract and Explicit Constructions of Jacobian Varieties
- Supervisors: M. Satriano and D. Jao

**Dan Ursu**

- Title: C* - simplicity of discrete groups
- Supervisor: M. Kennedy

**Jake Zimmermann Simmons**

- Title: Investigation of a locally finite and residually finite variety
- Supervisor: R. Willard

**Gulizar (Seda) Albayrak**

- Title: Finite Automata and Algebraicity of Formal Power Series over Finite Fields
- Supervisor: J. Bell

**Dylan Butson**

- Title: Classical Field Theory in the BV formalism
- Supervisors: K. Costello and M. Satriano

**Serina Camungol**

- Title: Haar measure on locally compact groups and a fixed point theorem of Day
- Supervisors: N. Spronk and B. Forrest

**Jessica Crawford-Brown**

- Title: Understanding the One-Dimensional Representations of the Galois Group of the Algebraic Closure of the Rationals over the Rationals
- Supervisor: D. McKinnon

**Brandon Doherty**

- Title: An Introduction to Homotopy Type Theory
- Supervisor: D. Park

**Parham Hamidi**

- Title: Ring theoretic properties of Iwasawa algebras
- Supervisor: J. Bell

**Christopher Hawthorne**

- Title: Formal languages and the model theory of finitely generated free monoids
- Supervisor: R. Moosa

**Kun-Hung (Rick) Hsueh**

- Title: A Parallel Study of the Fock Space Approach to Classical and Free Brownian Motion
- Supervisor: A. Nica

**Drew Johnstone**

- Title: Setting a Non-Commutative Framework for Independance of Random Variables, with an eye Towards Free Probability
- Supervisor: A. Nica

**Bahaa Khaddaj**

- Title: Reduced C*-algebras of totally disconnected groups
- Supervisors: N. Spronk and M. Kennedy

**Se-Jin Sam Kim**

- Title: Strong Morita Equivalence and Imprimitivity Theorems
- Supervisor: K. Davidson

**Justin Laverdure**

- Title: The Laws of Finite Pointed Groups
- Supervisor: R. Willard

**Anthony McCormick**

- Title: Derived Geometry and the Integrability Problem for G-Structures
- Supervisor: S. Karigiannis

**Patrick McIntyre**

- Title: On the Relationship Between Concentration of Measure and the Isoperimetric Problem
- Supervisor: A. Nica

**Kamyar Moshksar**

- Title: On Asynchronous Interference Channels
- Supervisor: N. Spronk and B. Forrest

**Sylvie Davies**

- Title: Primitive Groups, Uniform Minimality, and Direct Products of Automata
- Supervisor: J. Bell

**Kari Eifler**

- Title: Graph C* Algebras and the Abelian Core
- Supervisor: L. Marcoux and M. Kennedy

**Ikenna Ezike**

- Title: On the Greedy and Lazy Beta-Expansions
- Supervisor: K.G. Hare

**Mireille Suzanne Findleton**

- Title: A Simply-Connected Symplectic Calabi-Yau 6-Manifold
- Supervisor: D. Park

**Mitchell Haslehurst**

- Title: Regularity of Arens Multiplication and Weakly Almost Periodic Functionals on Banach Algebra
- Supervisor: N. Spronk and B. Forrest

**Ehsaan Hossain**

- Title: The Algebraic Kirchberg-Phillips Conjecture for Leavitt Path Algebras
- Supervisor: J. Bell

**Shuming Jia**

- Title: The Linear Sieve and Chen's Theorem
- Supervisor: Y-R. Liu

**Richard Mack**

- Title: On Banach Spaces Admitting Unique Preduals
- Supervisor: N. Spronk

**Arthur Mehta**

- Title: Semi-pre-C*-Algebras and positivstellensatz
- Supervisor: M. Kennedy

**Patrick Naylor**

- Title: Lefschetz Fibrations
- Supervisor: D. Park

**Emily Neufeld**

- Title: On Kolmogorov Complexity and Minimal Pairs of K-Degrees
- Supervisor: B. Csima

**Nickolas Rollick**

- Title: Integer Points on Genus Zero Projective Curves
- Supervisor: D. McKinnon

**Dennis Stauffer**

- Title: Additive Properties of Beta-Integers for Quadratic Pisot Numbers
- Supervisor: K.G. Hare

**Michael Baker**

- Title: Elliptic curves over finite fields and their l-torsion Galois representations
- Supervisor: D. McKinnon

**Alexander Berenbeim**

- Title: Some Preliminary Steps Towards a Formally Verified Proof of the Weil Conjectures
- Supervisor: D. McKinnon

**John Campbell**

- Title: Some Problems and Results Related to Nil and Graded-Nilpotent Rings
- Supervisor: J. Bell

**Hanci Chi**

- Title: On the Weitzenbock Formula and Integrability in Higher Dimensional Gauge Theory
- Supervisor: B. Charbonneau

**Zachary Cramer**

- Title: Normal Limits of Nilpotents and Normal Operator Similarity Orbits in Purely Infinite C*-Algebras
- Supervisor: L. Marcoux

**James Haley**

- Title: Strongly Reductive Operators and Strongly Reductive Operator Algebras
- Supervisor: L. Marcoux

**Samuel Harris**

- Title: Kadison Similarity Problem and Similarity Degree
- Supervisor: L. Marcoux

**Samin Riasat**

- Title: On Prime Factors of Consecutive Integers
- Supervisor: C. Stewart

**Asmita Sodhi**

- Title: Classifying Smooth, Compact Toric Surfaces
- Supervisor: D. McKinnon

**Rui Philip Xiao**

- Title: K-Theory for C*-Algebras and for Topological Spaces
- Supervisor: K. Davidson

**Hee Sung Yang**

- Title: On the Approximation of Real Numbers with Algebraic Integers of Low Degree
- Supervisor: C. Stewart

**Polly Yu**

- Title: Spans of Projections in Certain C*-Algebras
- Supervisor: L. Marcoux

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

N2L 3G1

Departmental office: MC 5304

Phone: 519 888 4567 x33484

Fax: 519 725 0160

Email: puremath@uwaterloo.ca

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