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Viveka Erlandsson

Academic positions:

  • University of Bristol, UK, Lecturer, since 2017
  • University of Helsinki, Finland, Post-doc, 2017
  • Aalto University, Finland, Research fellow (post-doc), 2013-2016

Longer research visits/short term positions:

  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China, March 2018
  • Tufts University, Boston, USA, Participant of Polygonal Billiards Research Cluster, July-Aug 2017
  • University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Swiss National Science Foundation post-doc (financed by grant number PP00P2_1258557), Oct 2015-March 2016


  • PhD in Mathematics, City University of New York, USA, 2013
  • MPhil in Mathematics, City University of New York, USA, 2011
  • MA in Mathematics, San Francisco State University, USA, 2006
  • BS in Applied Mathematics, San Francisco State University, USA, 2005


  • Interests: Hyperbolic geometry, low-dimensional topology, Teichmüller theory
  • Publications: See list here


  • PhD student: Nick Bell (current)
  • Undergraduate Students:
    • Supervision of Monika Kudlinska, Rachel Pengelly, and Anna Young in the framework of LMS/School of Mathematics Undergraduate Research Bursaries, University of Bristol, Summer 2018
    • Supervision of Benjamin Bandli (at the time, undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison) in the framework of AScI Internship programme at Aalto University, Finland, Summer 2015

Women and Mathematics:

  • 2018- Women in Mathematics Organizer, University of Bristol
  • 2016-2017: Coordinator for European Women in Mathematics in Finland
  • 2017: Organizer of Women in Mathematics Colloquium at Aalto University
  • Member of European Women in Mathematics association, and in the past member of the American Women in Mathematics association.

Teaching Experience:

  • 2017- : University of Bristol
  • Fall 2015: University of Fribourg
  • Fall 2014: Aalto University
  • 2011-2013: Hunter College, CUNY
  • 2008-2011: Baruch College, CUNY

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Recent Invited Talks:

  • Geometric Analysis meets Geometric Topology, University of Heidelberg, Germany, February 2019
  • Pure Maths Colloquium, University of Sheffield, February 2019
  • Topology Seminar, University of Oxford, UK, November 2018
  • Representations of Surface Groups and Beyond, University of Lille, France, September 2018
  • Brussels-London Geometry Seminar, University College London, UK, September 2018
  • Workshop on Geometry of Teichmüller Space, the Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, August 2018
  • Growth in Topology and Number Theory, University of Bonn, Germany, July 2018
  • Geometric Analysis in Samothrace, Greece, May 2018
  • Geometry and Topology Days: Curves on surfaces and intersection number, University of Lyon, France, May 2018
  • Scottish Topology Seminar, University of Glasgow, UK, May 2018
  • Bath Geometry Seminar, University of Bath, UK, April 2018
  • Geometry Seminar, University of Leeds, UK, April 2018
  • Oberseminar Differentialgeometrie, University of Münster, Germany, April 2018
  • Geometry of Teichmüller space and mapping class groups, University of Warwick, UK April 2018
  • Complex Analysis Seminar, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, March 2018
  • At the confluence of Analysis, Geometry and Modern Mathematical Physics, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon, Feb 2018
  • Topology and Group Theory Seminar, University of Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN, Feb 2018
  • Geometry and Topology Seminar, University of Warwick, UK, Feb 2018
  • Pure Colloquium, University of St Andrews, UK, Nov 2017
  • Groups and Geometry in the South East, University College London, UK, Oct 2017
  • Analysis and Geometry seminar, University of Bristol, UK, Oct 2017
  • Recent Advances in Surface Group Representations, IRMA, Strasbourg, France, Oct 2017
  • Moduli Spaces, Ventotene, Italy, Sep 2017