# Chris Kapulkin

Associate Professor | Email: kkapulki 'at' uwo.ca | |

Associate Chair, Graduate | Phone: x86534 | |

FoS Distinguished Research Professor '22-23 | Middlesex College 255C | |

Department of Mathematics | University of Western Ontario |

# Research

### Research areas

- Homotopy Theory
- (Higher) Category Theory
- Combinatorics / Graph Theory
- Formalization of Mathematics / Homotopy Type Theory
- Cryptography

### Publications

### Notes, videos, etc.

# Supervision

### Current students and postdocs

- Aras Ergus, postdoc, 2023-present.
- Udit Mavinkurve, PhD student, 2020-present.
- Benjamin Connors, PhD student, 2023-present.
- Nathan Kershaw, PhD student, 2023-present.
- Vaibhav Sutrave, PhD student, 2023-present.
- Maximilian Petrowitsch (co-supervisor), PhD student in Philosophy, 2022-present.
- Daniel Carranza, MSRI Program Associate, 2022-23.
- Sterling Ebel, undergraduate student (NSERC USRA), Summer 2023.

### Supervision information

Western Cryptography Research Group

# Teaching

### Academic year 2022-23

I am not teaching in the academic year 2022-23, as a recipient of the FoS Distinguished Research Professorship.

### Academic year 2023-24

- Mathematics 3020A: Introduction to Abstract Algebra, Fall 2023.
- Mathematics 4123A/9023A: Rings and Modules, Fall 2023.
- Mathematics 9501A: Homotopical Algebra, Fall 2023.

### Teaching information

# Activities

### Ongoing

- Faculty of Science Distiguished Research Professor, 2022-23.
- Research member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, Calif., 2022-23.
- Faculty sponsor of the student chapter of Association for Women in Mathematics at Western University.
- Co-founder and organizer (j/w C. Angiuli, D. Christensen, and E. Riehl) of the HoTT Electronic Seminar Talks.
- Organizer of the Geometry/Topology Seminar at Western. [The seminar is on hiatus in 2022-23.]
- Co-founder and faculty advisor to the organizers (Jarl G. Taxerås Flaten, Nathan Pagliaroli, and Curtis Wilson) of the Directed Reading Program at Western.

### Upcoming

- Speaker in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium at Auburn University, September 1, 2023.
- Speaker in the Geometry, Topology, and Physics Seminar (online) at NYU Abu Dhabi, Fall 2023.

### Selected past activities

- Organizer (j/w C. Angiuli, D. Christensen, M. Hötzel Escardó, D. Licata, E. Riehl, and E. Rijke) of the HoTTEST Summer School 2022, online event, July-August 2022.
- Organizer (j/w B. Ahrens, E. Cavallo, and A. Petkovic) of the HoTT/UF Workshop 2022, Haifa, Israel, July 31-August 1, 2022.
- 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. Subsequently, participant of the MSRI Higher Categories and Categorification Reunion Event, MSRI/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, May 30-June 24, 2022.
- 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.