tara dot brendle at glasgow dot ac dot uk
Phone: +44 (141) 330-6361
I am a Reader in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. I currently serve as Convenor of the Mathematics Learning & Teaching Committee and on the School Management Committee.
After receiving my Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York in 2002, I spent three years as a VIGRE Assistant Professor at Cornell University, followed by three years as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. I also spent a semester as a fellow at MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) in Berkeley, California, in 2007.
Professional Service and Memberships:
My work is in geometric group theory, an area that lies
in the intersection of algebra and low-dimensional
topology. I am particularly interested in mapping
class groups of surfaces, including braid groups, and
their relationship to automorphism groups of free groups
and arithmetic groups.
Current PhD Students:
Former PhD Students:
In 2015-16, I am teaching 4H Algebraic and Geometric
Other courses I have taught at Glasgow include Maths 1R (Algebra), Maths 2D, 3H Algebra, 4H Discrete Mathematics, 4H Galois Theory, and 5M Advanced Group Theory.