(photo by Jonathan Tickner) Contact information: Room 409, tara dot brendle at glasgow dot ac dot uk Phone: +44 (141) 3306361 

I am a Professor 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 as Deputy Head of Mathematics. 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:
Research: My work is in geometric group theory, an area that lies
in the intersection of algebra and lowdimensional
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:
Teaching: In 201516, I am teaching 4H Algebraic and Geometric
Topology. 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. 