The first call for applications for the new edition of the PhD Program in Mathematics UC|UP (starting September 2019) will be open during January 02, 2019 - February 04, 2019
The prize Eng. António de Almeida for the best doctoral thesis defended at FCUP in the years 2015 to 2017 in the areas of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science was awarded to Célia Borlido for her thesis "The word problem and some reducibility properties for pseudo- varieties of the form DRH", supervised by Prof. Jorge Almeida within the scope of PIUDM.
Low dimensional topology; 3-manifold topology; Knot theory
University of Coimbra
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
The main topic of my research has been on the study of essential surfaces in knot complements, which play a central role on the understanding of 3-manifolds and knot theory. This interest has also led to contributions to the understanding of the Heegaard genus and the rank of knot groups. Other interests include the interactions of Low Dimensional Topology, and its methods, with other areas of science, through computational topology, topological data analysis, et al.