(photo by Jonathan Tickner) Contact information: Room 429, 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, where I currently serve as Head of Mathematics. After receiving my Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, I was a VIGRE Assistant Professor at Cornell University and later held a position as an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University, before moving to Glasgow in 2008. Some Current Professional Activity:
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: Courses I have taught at Glasgow include Maths 1R (Algebra), Maths 2D, Maths 2P, 3H Algebra, 4H Algebraic and Geometric Topology, 4H Discrete Mathematics, 4H Galois Theory, and 5M Advanced Group Theory. 