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Almuni of the Hodge Institute

Class of 2018
fringuelliroberto.jpg Roberto Fringuelli
My research interests lie in algebraic geometry and representation theory. In particular, I am interested in moduli spaces of principal bundles on algebraic curves and their connections to physics.
Photograph of Peter Samuelson. Peter Samuelson
My research involves interactions between low dimensional topology (character varieties, skein algebras and modules, knot invariants) and representation theory (various versions of Hecke algebras, Hall algebras, quantum groups). I've recently been working with categorification (the Heisenberg category) and symplectic geometry (the Fukaya category of a surface).
Simon Crawford
I am a PhD student of Sue Sierra, interested in noncommutative algebraic geometry.
Soheyla Feyzbakhsh
I am a PhD student working with Arend Bayer.
Bach Tran
I am a PhD student working with Dr. Milena Hering. I am interested in toric varieties, mainly on $N_p$ property and normality of very ample bundles.

Class of 2017
zdjecie_2015.jpg Agnieszka Bodzenta
My research lies in the derived categories of coherent sheaves. I am mostly interested in relation between the derived category and birational geometry of the underlying variety."Agnieska is now at University of Warsaw."
Image Martin Kalck
I am interested in homological structures arising in representation theory, singularity theory and geometry.
Dimitra2.jpg Dimitra Kosta
My research originally lay in the area of birational geometry, yet recently I have also been interested in applications and the interplay between algebraic geometry and statistics.
Martina_image2 Martina Lanini
My research addresses the interplay between representation theory (of Kac-Moody algebras, algebraic groups, quantum groups, Cherednik algebras), algebraic combinatorics (Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials, moment graphs, Schubert calculus) and geometry (perverse sheaves, parity sheaves, degenerate flag varieties).
Image Chunyi Li
My research interested lies in algebraic geometry and noncommutative algebra. Specifically, I am interested in derived category, stability condition, quiver representation and birational geometry. I am currently working on the derived category of coherent sheaves on commutative/noncommutative smooth Fano surfaces.
IMG_3505.JPG Alice Rizzardo
I work in Algebraic Geometry, and specifically on derived categories of coherent sheaves on a projective variety. In particular, I have been studying functors between derived categories of coherent sheaves and how they can be expressed in a geometric way. In general, I am interested in investigating the behavior of the derived category of a scheme using techniques ranging from homological algebra to representation theory.
Spela Spenko
I have been working in noncommutative algebra, and I am interested in its interaction with algebraic geometry and free analysis. Recently I have been focusing on non-commutative resolutions of singularities.
Igor Krylov Igor Krylov
I am PhD student of Ivan Cheltsov. My interests are: birational geometry and theory of singularities. I am currently working on birational geometry of del Pezzo fibration of degree one and existence of good models.

Class of 2016
Michael Michael Wemyss
I am motivated mainly by problems in algebraic geometry and its interactions with noncommutative algebra, in particular resolutions of singularities and the minimal model program. As part of this, my research encompasses many of the related commutative and homological algebra structures and their representation theory, especially Cohen-Macaulay modules, triangulated and derived categories, cluster-tilting and higher AR theory. Michael is now Chair of Mathematics at University of Glasgow.
Image Julia Collins
I was formerly a researcher in the field of Knot Theory (topology); specifically, looking at slice knots and the structure of the knot concordance group. Occasionally I still publish papers, but my main job is to do outreach and teaching in the School of Mathematics.
Matthew Woolf
Matthew spent one year in Edinburgh, then returned to a post-doc at University of Illinois Chicago.
WAlagal.jpg Wafa Alagal
I am a PhD student working with Antony Maciocia.

Class of 2015
DSCN1656.JPG Adam Boocher
I work on algebraic and geometric questions of a combinatorial flavor. At the moment, I'm interested in how the betti numbers of graded modules behave in families and upon degeneration.
Adrien2 Adrien Brochier
I'm mostly interested in KZ equations, Drinfeld associators and related topics like quantum groups, knot theory, Cherednik algebras and operads.
CMeachan.jpg Ciaran Meachan
My mathematical interests are centred around derived categories of coherent sheaves on smooth projective varieties; in particular, Calabi-Yau varieties. I am currently thinking about irreducible holomorphic symplectic manifolds and their derived autoequivalences.
Hendrik Suess
I am working in algebraic geometry. At the moment my special interest is focused on algebraic torus actions, Kähler-Einstein metrics and Cox rings of algebraic varieties.
SDangskul.jpg Supreedee Dangskul
I am a PhD student working with Andrew Ranicki.
Aaron.jpg Aaron Greenspan
I am a PhD student working with Tom Leinster. I'm currently exploring concepts in and around the magnitude of enriched categories.
Image Joe Karmazyn
I'm a PhD student of Michael Wemyss and Iain Gordon, and have been in Edinburgh since September 2011. I began by studying PBW deformations of Calabi-Yau algebras defined by superpotentials, relating these to symplectic reflection algebras. I've moved on to consider the relation between the deformation theory of non-commutative and geometric resolutions of singularities.
POrson.jpg Patrick Orson
I am a PhD student of Andrew Ranicki. I am interested in understanding an analytic invariant of smooth manifolds called the eta-invariant, in terms of algebraic topology and algebraic L-theory. This work has a strong relationship to (high- and low-dimensional) knot theory.
CPalmer.jpg Chris Palmer
I am a PhD student of Andrew Ranicki. I am interested in combinatorial signature formulae for triangulated manifolds, trisections of symmetric Poincaré complexes and computational algebraic topology.
CRovi.jpg Carmen Rovi JCMB 5603, c.rovi@sms.ed.ac.uk, Tel. +44 0131 650 5067
I am a PhD student working with Andrew Ranicki. My research interests lie in the field of high-dimensional topology. I am specially interested in Surgery theory, and in the last months I have been working on the problem of multiplicativity of the signature of fibre bundles.
RTramel.png Rebecca Tramel
I am a PhD student of Arend Bayer, studying algebraic geometry, derived categories, and stability conditions.

Class of 2014
WDonovan.jpg Will Donovan
I work on derived categories, in relation to birational geometry and non-commutative algebra, using ideas from mirror symmetry and geometric representation theory. Will moved on to start a post-doc at IPMU.
Image Evgeny Shinder
I am interested in Algebraic Geometry. Recently I have been studying derived categories of fake projective planes and fake quadrics. Currently I am working out a definition and properties of a zeta-function of a derived category which would generalize the generating series of Hilbert schemes of points in the surface case. Previously I have done some work in Algebraic K-theory (Voevodsky's motives and central simple algebras) and Number Theory (Mahler measure). Please see my webpage http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk/~eshinder for more details. Evgeny left Edinburgh to start a lecturer position in Sheffield.
Guillaume Pouchin
I am working on geometric representation theory, connecting the representation theory of objects such as quantum groups or affine Kac-Moody algebras to the geometry of spaces like quiver varieties or Higgs bundles on curves. Guillaume left to become "Professeur de classe préparatoire" at Lycée François Premier (Fontainebleu).
RJenkins.jpg Rollo Jenkins
I'm a PhD student under Iain Gordon and Antony Maciocia. My thesis is on Koszul duality for the category O attached to rational Cherednik algebras and localisation, which takes Cherednik algebra modules and produces sheaves of W-algebra modules for some quiver variety. After completing his PhD in 2013, Rollo took on a post-doc at Campinas.
taillepassport.jpg Francois Petit
I am interested in algebraic geometry and its interactions with deformation quantization. François moved to University of Luxembourg.
DPiyaratne.JPG Dulip Piyaratne
I am a PhD student working under Antony Maciocia. My mathematical interests are in algebraic geometry. Currently, I am interested in derived categories, stability conditions and Fourier-Mukai theory. After finishing his PhD in Edinburgh, Dulip started a post-doc at IPMU.
Przemyslaw Pobrotyn
I am a PhD student of Prof. Agata Smotkunowicz interested in noncommutative ring theory.

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