Manuel Rivera

**About me:**

Beginning in Fall 2019 I will be an Assistant Professor at Purdue University.

I currently hold a joint Research Assistant Professorship between University of Miami and CINVESTAV (Mexico City).

From Sept 2015- Sept 2016 I was a postdoc at Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu- Paris Rive Gauche.

I completed my PhD in mathematics at CUNY Graduate Center in 2015 under the supervision of Dennis Sullivan. From 2006-2010 I was an undergraduate at MIT.

I am originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

My research is in algebraic topology. More specifically, I am interested in the applications of the homotopy theory of algebraic structures to problems in topology and geometry. This had led me to think about string topology, rational homotopy theory, operads, homological algebra, higher category theory, symplectic topology, among other topics.