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SAHANA BALASUBRAMANYA
3000 Vanderbilt Pl, Apt 119, Bristol West End,Nashville, TN-37212
(M)+16314293108 ; Email: sahana.balasubramanya@vanderbilt.edu

    Education
       
    2013--

    Ph.D. Mathematics
    Advisor: Denis Osin
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    (Master of Science degree earned in passing, 2015)

       
    2010-12 

    M.A Mathematics
    Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi, India
    Result: First Division with Distinction

       
    2007-10

    B.A (Honours) Mathematics
    Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
     Result: First Division with Distinction




    Areas of Interest
    Geometric Group Theory, Acylindrical actions, Actions on hyperbolic spaces

    Academic Awards & Honours

  • Highest scorer in University of Delhi, South Campus for M.A.Mathematics (2012)
  • Best Student in Mathematics, Semesters III & IV for M.A. Mathematics (2011-12)
  • South Campus Endowment Scholarship for academic excellence, INR 5,000 (2010-12)
  • Third prize for presentation on ‘Stability of ODE systems using Complex Analysis’ (2011)
  • Best Student in Mathematics, Semesters I & II for M.A. Mathematics (2010-11)
  • Scored among top 1% of students in B.A. Mathematics (2010)
  • Anupama Dua Scholarship for academic excellence in B.A. Mathematics, INR 2,500 (2008-09)


  • Research Papers

  • C. Abbott, S. Balasubramanya, D. Osin; Hyperbolic structures on groups, arXiv:1710.05197, Submitted.   
  • S. H. Balasubramanya; Acylindrical group actions on quasi-trees, Algebraic & Geometric Topology 17 (2017) 2145–2176
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    Invited Conference Talks

  • Wasatch Topology Conference, Midway, Utah, August 2017
  • yGAGTA 2017, Bilbao, Spain, June 2017
  • Geometric group theory on the gulf (G ^ 3) conference, Pensacola, Florida, March 2017
  • 51st Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, New Jersey City University, March 2017

  • Seminar Talks

  • Geometric Group Theory seminar, Ohio State University, November 2017
  • Algebra seminar, Loyola University, Chicago, October 2017
  • Geometry and Topology seminar, Graduate Centre, City University of New York, September 2017
  • Research Seminar, Women and Math program, IAS, Princeton, NJ, May 2017
  • Group theory and Topology seminar, Vanderbilt University, March 2017
  • Group theory and Topology seminar, Vanderbilt University, April 2016


  • Poster Presentations

  • Poster presentation, YGGT V, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2016

 

    Other Workshops /Summer Schools /Conferences attended

  • GAGTA, Bilbao, Spain, June 26 –July 7, 2017
  • Beyond Hyperbolicity’, Cambridge University, UK, June 20 – 24, 2016
  • Shanks workshop on Geometric Group Theory, Vanderbilt University, April 24-26, 2016
  • Summer school at EPFL, CIB, Lausanne, Switzerland : Probability on graphs and random walks, August 3 – 7, 2015
  • MSRI -Geometric Group Theory Summer Graduate School; June 15-26, 2015, MSRI Berkeley
  • 29th Annual Shanks Conference and Lecture: 5th International Conference on Computational Harmonic Analysis; May 19-23, 2014, Vanderbilt University
  • DARPA & Shanks Workshop ,”Quantum Symmetries’, October 26-27, 2013, Vanderbilt University



    Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2013: Grader, Calculus II
  • Spring 2014: Teaching Assistant, Linear Algebra
  • Fall 2014: Teaching Assistant, Calculus I
  • Spring 2015: Teaching Assistant, Probability and Statistics
  • Fall 2015: Instructor, Statistics Laboratory
  • Spring 2016: Teaching Assistant, Calculus II
  • Fall 2016 : Instructor, Calculus I
  • Spring 2017 : Teaching Assistant, Calculus I


Recommenders

  • Denis Osin, Professor, Vanderbilt University denis.osin@gmail.com, denis.v.osin@vanderbilt.edu
  • Prof. Mike Mihalik, Professor, Vanderbilt University michael.l.mihalik@vanderbilt.edu
  • Jason Behrstock, Associate Professor, CUNY jason.behrstock@gmail.com
  • Kim Ruane, Associate Professor, Tufts University Kim.Ruane@tufts.edu
  • Alexander Powell (Teaching), Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University alexander.m.powell@vanderbilt.edu

  • Leadership/ Team Experience

  • Vanderbilt Global Ambassador (2013— )
  • Instructor in Bharatanatyam, Vanderbilt Dance Program (2014 --)
  • Helped organize several conferences at Vanderbilt University (2013--)
  • Organized lectures and seminars for Department of Mathematics, University of Delhi, South Campus (2010-12)
  • Honorary Member, Editorial Board for ‘Quantum- A Mathematical Gazette’, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi (2008-10)
  • Organized lectures and seminars for Department of Mathematics, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi (2007-10)
  • Secretary, Students Council, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, New Delhi (2006-07)
  • Vice Captain, Volley Ball Team, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram (2004-05)
  • Member, Students Council, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, New Delhi (2003-05)
  • Prefect, Delhi Public School, R.K.Puram, New Delhi (1999)


    • Technical Skills

    • R
    • LaTex
    • C++, Qbasic
    • FORTRAN

      Languages

    • English, Hindi (Advanced)
    • Studied German for seven years (Grade 4 –Grade 10)

    Extra Curricular Activities

    • National Social Service Volunteer for HRIDAY-SHAAN & Help-Age India (2004-09),
    • Best Speaker Awards at interschool debates, recitations, extempore, street theatre (2001-07)
    • Accredited Bharatanatyam dancer, Empanelled artiste with Indian Council for Cultural Relations
    • Sahitya Kala Parishad Scholarship—Bharatnatyam, Government of Delhi, INR 36,000 (2008-10)
    • National awards for contribution to classical dance (2005 —)
    • Member of choreography and classical dance teams (2007-10)
    • Invited to perform Bharatanatyam at festivals in India, Japan, China, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Latvia and USA (2003—)
    • Lead dancer of the Bharatanatyam segment at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (2010)

     

     
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