Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Email Contact: 
Fax Contact: 
(541) 737-0517
Office: 
Kidd 304
Office Hours: 

Winter 2017
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00- 11:50; Friday 10:00-10:50; or by appointment
Math Learning Center: Tuesday 10:00-10:50 and Thursday 10-11:50

Education

MSc in Mathematics, Oregon State University, 2013
BA in Mathematics & Geosciences, Earlham College, 2009

Research

Research Field: 
Topological group theory
Research Description: 

McDermott's research is in combinatorial group theory and low dimensional topology. His dissertation focuses on the structure and shift dynamics of cyclically presented groups, where he has developed a topological method for explicitly finding fixed points of the shift. This also includes technical results on cyclically presented groups with composite relations, and the classification of a new family of 3-manifold spines.

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