Asilata Bapat

Education

  • 2010–2016: PhD in Mathematics. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Advisor: Victor Ginzburg.
  • 2010–2012: MS in Mathematics. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2006–2010: SB (Bachelor of Science) in Mathematics with Computer Science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
    GPA 4.9 out of 5.

Employment

  • 2024–present: Senior Lecturer (Level C), Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
  • 2018–2023: Lecturer (Level B), Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
  • 2016–2017: Assistant Professor (Limited Term), Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia (UGA), Athens, GA

Papers and preprints

  • Wigglyhedra (with Vincent Pilaud)
    Preprint.
  • \(q\)-deformed rational numbers and the 2-Calabi–Yau category of type \(A_{2}\) (with Louis Becker, Anthony Licata)
    Forum of Mathematics, Sigma, 11, e47 (2023).
  • Spherical objects and stability conditions on 2-Calabi–Yau quiver categories (with Anand Deopurkar, Anthony Licata)
    Mathematische Zeitschrift 303, 13 (2023).
  • Computing the matching distance of 2-parameter persistence modules from critical values (with Robyn Brooks, Claudia Landi, Celia Hacker, Barbara Mahler, Elisabeth Stephenson)
    Preprint.
  • Morse-based fibering of the persistence rank invariant (with Robyn Brooks, Claudia Landi, Celia Hacker, Barbara Mahler)
    Research in Computational Topology 2 (2022), pp. 27–62
  • A Thurston compactification of the space of stability conditions (with Anand Deopurkar, Anthony Licata)
    Submitted.
  • Recollement for perverse sheaves on real hyperplane arrangements
    Journal of Algebra, 568 (2021), pp. 61–90
  • The strong topological monodromy conjecture for Coxeter hyperplane arrangements (with Robin Walters)
    Mathematical Research Letters 24 (2017), no. 4, 947–954
  • Torus actions and tensor products of intersection cohomology
    Pacific Journal of Mathematics 276 (2015), pp. 19–34
  • Lower central series of free algebras in symmetric tensor categories (with David Jordan)
    Journal of Algebra, 373 (2013), pp. 299–311

Grants

  • 2024–2026: The geometry of braids and triangulated categories, ARC DECRA grant DE240100447 (AUD 468000), ANU
  • 2024–2026: Stability conditions: their topology and applications, ARC Discovery Project grant DP240101084 (AUD 419421), ANU
    Jointly held with Anand Deopurkar and Anthony M. Licata.
  • 2016–2018: AMS-Simons travel grant, Grant for research travel (USD 4000), UGA

Academic and teaching awards

  • Anne Penfold street award, 2023
  • Dean's Commendation for Excellence in Education (for Teaching Excellence), ANU, 2021.
  • Nadine Kowalsky Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2016.
  • Jerry Rao Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2014–2015.
  • Young Researcher at the 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum, Heidelberg, Germany, 2014.
  • Lawrence and Josephine Graves Teaching Prize, University of Chicago, 2014.
  • Amick Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2010–2012.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, MIT, 2010.
  • Rogers Prize for best paper, Summer Program in Undergraduate Research, MIT, 2009.
  • Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) scholarship, 2005.
  • International Astronomy Olympiad, Silver medal (2005) and Gold medal (2003).

Teaching

Australian National University

  • 2023 Semester 2: Games, Graphs, and Machines (MATH2301)
  • 2022 Semester 2: Games, Graphs, and Machines (MATH2301)
  • 2021 Spring Semester: Mathematics and Applications 2 (MATH1014)
  • 2021 Semester 2: Games, Graphs, and Machines (MATH2301)
  • 2021 Summer Session: Representation theory (IBL reading course)
  • 2020 Spring Semester: Mathematics and Applications 2 (MATH1014)
  • 2020 Semester 1: Perverse Sheaves (half of a special topics course on Perverse Sheaves and Deligne–Lusztig theory)
  • 2020 Semester 2: Games, Graphs, and Machines (MATH2301)
  • 2019 Semester 1: Advanced Studies Extension for Analysis I (MATH2320).
  • 2018–2019 Summer Session: Introduction to the theory of Computation (reading course)
  • 2018 Semester 2: Mathematical Foundations for Actuarial Studies (MATH 1113), Linear Algebra.
  • 2018 Semester 1: Advanced Studies Extension for Analysis I (MATH2320).

University of Georgia

  • Fall 2017: Precalculus (Math 1113).
  • Fall 2017: Graduate Algebra (Math 8000).
  • Spring 2017: Calculus II for Science and Engineering (Math 2260).
  • Fall 2016: Calculus I for Science and Engineering (Math 2250).

University of Chicago

  • 2015–2016: IBL Honors Calculus I and II (Math 161 and 162).
  • 2014–2015: Studies in Mathematics I and II (Math 112 and 113).
  • Summer 2014: Linear Algebra (Math 196).
  • 2013–2014: Calculus I, II, and III (Math 151, 152, and 153).
  • 2012–2013: Calculus I, II, and III (Math 151, 152, and 153).
  • 2011–2012: College fellow for Honors Algebra I, II, and III (Math 257, 258, and 259).

Canada/USA Mathcamp

  • Summer 2015: Academic coordinator and mentor. Coordinated the academic schedule, invited visiting speakers, and taught several undergraduate-level courses.
  • Summer 2013: Mentor. Taught several undergraduate-level courses.
  • Summer 2012: Mentor. Taught several undergraduate-level courses.

Talks and presentations