**Problem of the Week**

**Number Theory Conf.**

**Zassenhaus Conference**

**Hilton Memorial Lecture**

research_ark

I'm interested in algebraic topology in a broad sense. I've been primarily working on analyzing manifolds and their invariants by studying the algebraic and differential topology of their loop spaces.

My main research focus is on finite p-groups. Specifically, I am investigating the structure of finite p-groups which possess an abelian subgroup of index p. Broadly, I am interested in metabelian groups and maximal subgroups.

My research interests are at the interface of partial differential equations with other fields such as harmonic analysis, differential geometry, gauge theory, and mathematical physics. So far I have worked on questions involving well-posedness and singularity formation for dispersive equations, topological defects in gauged theories, Navier-Stokes on negatively curved manifolds, and the regularity of the fractional Burgers equation.

My research interests involve various statistical problems in sequential experiments such as sequential multiple hypothesis testing, simultaneous confidence sets estimation, and adaptive test procedures.

My main research interests are inferential methods with recurrent event data. I would also like to work with applied stochastic processes and Financial Time Series.

I am interested in equivariant main conjectures in Iwasawa theory and using them to prove classical conjectures on special values of L-functions. Examples include the Coates-Sinnott conjecture, the Brumer-Stark conjecture and index formulas a la Sinnott-Kurihara.

I study heat flows and their applications in geometry and general relativity. I am also interested in higher order asymptotics.

My research interests are in the calculations of algebraic K-groups using algebraic and geometric methods. The main focus of my work is related to the calculation of the non-controlled part of K-theory (Nil-groups). Also, I am interested in rigidity problems in the equivariant and stratified setting, specially the ones that can be described combinatorically. Furthermore, I am interested in problems that connect the spectral theory of graph with geometric properties of groups.

I am mostly doing saddlepoint approximation methods. This is an area of computational statistics estimating a distribution through moment generating function. I am interested in application of statistics in health related field, like right censored data, exponential regression, mathematical models of disease (malaria), epigenetics and methylation.

My research interests are in algebraic number theory with an emphasis on special values of L-functions. So far, the abelian Stark conjecture on Artin L-functions at 0 has been my main source of inspiration for most of my work. I am interested in everything related to this conjecture such as the equivariant Tamagawa number conjecture, the theory of complex multiplication of abelian varieties, Drinfeld modules and Iwasawa theory.

In the future, I would like to have a look at other special values (as the Coates-Sinnott conjecture at negative integers) and other motives (as elliptic curves).

My interests lie in the realm of geometric group theory. The common thread among most of my research projects involves analyzing the geometry and topology of some relevant space, and using that to deduce properties of some interesting group. Some examples of my current favorite groups include Thompson's groups, Out(F_n), algebraic and arithmetic groups, and Coxeter and Artin groups, especially braid groups. Some relevant spaces involved include poset geometries, Outer space, and buildings.

research_ark.txt · Last modified: 2017/01/13 14:33 by qiao