# Chris Kapulkin

Associate Professor

Associate Chair (Graduate)

Department of Mathematics

University of Western Ontario

Middlesex College 116

Email: kkapulki 'at' uwo.ca

Phone: x86534

# Research

### Research areas

- Homotopy Theory
- (Higher) Category Theory
- Formalization of Mathematics
- Cryptography

### Publications

### Notes, videos, etc.

# Supervision

### Current students and postdocs

- Udit Mavinkurve, PhD student, 2020-23.
- Ilia Vlasov, PhD student, 2020-24.
- Artem Gureev, PhD student, 2021-25.
- Jinho Kim, MSc student, 2021-22. [Joint with J. Adamus.]

### Supervision information

Western Cryptography Research Group

# Teaching

### Academic year 2021-22

- Math 3020A: Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Fall 2021.
- Math 9501A: Foundations of Stable Homotopy Theory, Fall 2021.
- Reading Seminar: Topos Theory, Fall 2021.

### Teaching information

# Activities

### Ongoing

- Faculty sponsor of the student chapter of Association for Women in Mathematics at Western University.
- Co-founder and organizer (j/w C. Angiuli and D. Christensen) of the HoTT Electronic Seminar Talks.
- Organizer of the Geometry/Topology Seminar at Western. [The seminar is on hiatus in 2021-22.]
- Co-founder and faculty advisor to the organizers (Jarl G. Taxerås Flaten, Mayecxiliana Cárdenas Montoya, and Udit Mavinkurve) of the Directed Reading Program at Western.

### Upcoming

- Speaker in the Geometry & Topology Seminar at the University of Toronto, March 21, 2022.
- Speaker in the Special Session on Homotopy Type Theory at the ASL 2022 North American Annual Meeting, Cornell University, April 7-10, 2022.
- Participant of the MSRI Higher Categories and Categorification Reunion Event, MSRI/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, May 30-June 24, 2022.
- Organizer (j/w B. Ahrens, E. Cavallo, and A. Petkovic) of the HoTT/UF Workshop 2022, Haifa, Israel, July 31-August 1, 2022.

### Selected past activities

- Organizer (j/w B. Ahrens) of the HoTT/UF Workshop 2021, The Internet @ Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 17-18, 2021.
- Organizer (j/w B. Ahrens) of the HoTT/UF Workshop 2020, Paris (France) The Internet, July 5-7, 2020.
- Organizer (j/w D. Christensen) of the HoTTEST Conference of 2020, only online, June 15-19, 2020.
- Research Member in the program Higher Categories and Categorification at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Spring 2020.
- Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (project: Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations), Fall 2018.
- Lead organizer of the conference From the Fundamental Lemma to Discrete Geometry, to Formal Verification (in honor of Thomas C. Hales on the occasion of his 60th birthday), University of Pittsburgh, June 18-22, 2018.
- Organizer of the inaugural Midwest HoTT Seminar, May 26-27, 2018.
- Organizer of Workshop and School on Univalent Mathematics, Birmingham, UK, December 11-15, 2017.
- Program Committee member of the HoTT/UF Workshop 2017, 2018, 2019.
- Participant of the Big Proof program at Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Summer 2017.
- Lead organizer of the AMS Math Research Communities Workshop on Homotopy Type Theory, June 4-10, 2017.
- Receipient of the Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Funding (C$20,000) for the project
*Cryptographic Multilinear Maps*, 2016-17. - Organizer of the Workshop on Homotopy Type Theory and Univalent Foundations, Fields Institute, May 16-20, 2016.
- Receipient of the Thomas C. Hales Distinguished Research Award for the best dissertation written by a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, 2014.
- Receipient of the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2013-14.
- Visiting student at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, 2012-13.