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					Tejas Kalelkar: Curriculum Vitae



Tejas Kalelkar
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Mailing address:                    Chauvenet Postdoctoral Fellow,
                                    Department of Mathematics,
                                    Washington Univ. in St Louis,
                                    St Louis, MO 63130, United States
Email address:                      tejas@math.wustl.edu
Homepage:                           http://www.math.wustl.edu/~tejas/
Telephone:                          (314) 935-4208 (Off)
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Research Interests:
My broad area of research is Low-dimensional Topology. In particular I am interested in
   • Triangulations and normal surfaces
   • Heegaard splittings
   • Laminations in 3-manifolds
   • Contact structures/Open books

Education:
  • PhD (Mathematics), 2010, Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore, India
           Thesis: Heegaard splittings and Normal surfaces in 3-manifolds
           Adviser: Prof. Siddhartha Gadgil

    •   MSc (Mathematics), 2002, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
              Thesis: Study of curves and surfaces using differential geometry
              Adviser: Prof. Akhil Ranjan

    •   BSc (Mathematics), 2000, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India


Academic Experience:
   • William Chauvenet Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2010 onwards,
            Washington University in St Louis
            Postdoc Adviser: Prof. Rachel Roberts

    •   Postdoctoral Fellow, Spring 2009 - Spring 2010,
               Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Tejas Kalelkar: Curriculum Vitae


Publications:
   • Euler characteristic and quadrilaterals of normal surfaces; Tejas Kalelkar,
       Proceedings Mathematical Sciences, Indian Academy of Science, Volume 118,
       Number 2 / May, 2008; DOI: 10.1007/s12044-008-0015-7

    •   Incompressibility and normal minimal surfaces; Tejas Kalelkar, Geometriae
        Dedicata, Volume 142, Number 1 / October, 2009, 61--70; DOI: 10.1007/
        s10711-009-9358-1

    •   A Chain complex and Quadrilaterals for normal surfaces; Siddhartha Gadgil and
        Tejas Kalelkar, accepted for publication in Rocky Mountain Journal of
        Mathematics, arXiv:0810.0342v1

Research Talks:
   • “Normal surfaces in 3-manifolds”, Seminar, Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
      Chennai, India (March 2010)

    •   “Heegaard splittings of 3-manifolds”, Topology Seminar, Washington University
        in St Louis, St Louis (October 2010)

    •   “Incompressibility and normal minimal surfaces”, Colloquium, University of
        Missouri at St Louis, St Louis (Feb 2011)

    •   “Normal and incompressible surfaces in 3-manifolds”, Topology Seminar, Boston
        College, Boston (March 2011)

    •   “Always-normal surfaces are incompressible”, Talk at 28th Annual Workshop in
        Geometric Topology, Park City (May 2011)

Teaching Experience:
   • Teaching Assistant at the month-long Advanced Training in Mathematics School,
      Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (May 2007)

    •   Weekly problem-session on Algebraic Topology, Institute of Mathematical
        Sciences, Chennai (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)

    •   Vector-Bundles and K-Theory, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
        (Spring 2010)

    •   Elementary Probability and Statistics, Washington University in St Louis, St
        Louis (Fall 2010)
Tejas Kalelkar: Curriculum Vitae


    •   Multivariable Calculus, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis (Spring
        2011)


Scholarships/Fellowships:
   • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
      Fellowship (2004-2008)
             This prestigious national fellowship is granted to the top few students
             clearing the University Grants Commission National Entrance Test for
             teaching and research

    •   National Board of Higher Mathematics Research Fellowship
               An all-India fellowship granted to meritorious students for research

    •   National Board of Higher Mathematics Masters Scholarship (2001-2002)


Workshops/Conferences Attended:
  • Mathematics Training and Talent Search, at the Indian Institute of Technology-
     Chennai (1999)
  • Mathematics Training and Talent Search, at the Indian Institute of Technology-
     Bombay (2001)
  • Visiting Students Research Program, at the Tata Institute of Fundamental
     Research-Bombay (2002)
  • Joint India-AMS Mathematics Meeting, at the Indian Institute of Science,
     Bangalore (2003)
  • Conference on Low-dimensional manifolds and Groups, at the Indian Statistical
     Institute-Bangalore (2004)
  • Summer School and Conference on Geometry and Topology of 3-Manifolds, at
     International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) – Trieste, Italy (2005)
  • Conference cum workshop on Geometric methods in Topology, at the Indian
     Institute of Science (2006)
  • Teaching Assistant at the Advanced Training in Mathematics School, at Indian
     Statistical Institute-Bangalore (2007)
  • International Workshop and Conference on Surface Mapping Class Groups and
     Related Topics, at the North-Eastern Hill University-Shillong (June 2008).
  • Workshop on Topology and Geometry of Foliations, at Indian Statistical Institute,
     Kolkata (2008)
  • RMS/SMF/IMSc Indo-French Conference in Mathematics, at Institute of
     Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (2008)
  • Advanced Instructional School on Atiyah-Singer Index Theorem, at the Indian
     Institute of Technology, Bombay (2009)
Tejas Kalelkar: Curriculum Vitae


    •   Instructional Workshop on Topology of Manifolds, at Institute of Mathematical
        Sciences, Chennai (2010)
    •   Geometry, Dynamics and Topology Day, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
        (2011)
    •   28th Annual Workshop in Geometric Topology, Brigham Young University, Park
        City (2011)


Personal Details:
   • Nationality:                  Indian


References:
   • Prof Rachel Roberts, Department of Mathematics, Washington University in St
      Louis, St Louis, USA; Email: roberts@math.wustl.edu

    •   Prof Siddhartha Gadgil, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Science,
        Bangalore 560012, India; Email: gadgil@math.iisc.ernet.in

    •   Prof Tao Li, Department of Mathematics, Boston College, Boston, USA; Email:
        taoli@bc.edu

				
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