Denis Serbin (dserbin)

Denis Serbin

Teaching Associate Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Mathematical Sciences

North Building 312
(201) 216-8321

Education

  • PhD (2003) Graduate Center, CUNY (Mathematics)
  • MS (1999) Omsk State University (Mathematics)

Research

Combinatorial and Geometric Group Theory

Algorithms in infinite groups

Actions on non-standard hyperbolic spaces

Experience

Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology (2012 - 2017)

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology (2011 - 2012)

Maitre-Assistant (Visiting Assistant Professor), funded by Swiss National Science Foundation, Section de mathématiques, Université de Genève (2009 - 2010)

Research Associate, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University (2008 - 2009)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University (2003 - 2008)

Institutional Service

  • Data Science Master's Program Member
  • Undergraduate Committee of the Department of Mathematical Sciences Member
  • Organizing committee of the Reimagining Math Education Conference Member

Professional Service

  • AMS Math Reviews Reviewer
  • AMS Math Reviews Reviewer
  • AMS Math Reviews Reviewer
  • Journal of Symbolic Logic Referee
  • International Journal of Algebra and Computation Referee

Appointments

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stevens Institute of Technology (2011 - 2012)

Maître-assistant. Section de Mathématiques, Université de Genève (2009 - 2010)

Research Associate, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University (2008 - 2009)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University (2003 - 2008)

Honors and Awards

Postdoctoral Fellowship, McGill University (2003 – 2008)

Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Mathematics Prize for 2003-2004 academic year, Graduate Center, CUNY (2004)

University Fellowship, Graduate Center, CUNY (2001 – 2002)

Science Fellowship, Graduate Center, CUNY (1999 – 2001)

Best M.Sc. Thesis in Mathematics Prize for 1998-1999 academic year, Omsk State University (1999)

Russian Federal Government Fellowship (1998 – 1999)

Omsk State University Scholarship (1994 – 1999)

Professional Societies

  • AMS – American Mathematical Society Member
  • AMS – American Mathematical Society Member

Grants, Contracts and Funds

“Conference: Geometric and Asymptotic Group Theory with Applications 2016”. Co-PI, NSF-DMS, 2015

Selected Publications

1. "Pregroups and hyperbolicity'', (with J. Li), 22 pages. Submitted. Available at https://arxiv.org/abs/2204.06151

2. "Regular completions of Z^n-free groups", (with O. Kharlampovich and A. G. Myasnikov), 25 pages. Submitted. Available at http://arxiv.org/abs/1208.4640.

3. "Hierarchy for groups acting on hyperbolic Z^n-spaces", (with A. Grecianu and A. G. Myasnikov), Internat. J. Algebra Comput., 31 (8) 2021, 1663-1690

4. "Detecting conjugacy stability for subgroups in certain classes of groups", (with I. Fernandez Martinez), J. Group Theory., 24 (4) 2021, 737-751

5. "Facilitating Cross-Course Connections & Knowledge Transfer between Engineering Thermodynamics and Mathematics (WIP)", (with A. De Rosa and S. Lee), 7 pages. Proceedings of 2019 Fall Mid Atlantic States Conference, Nov 2019, New York. Available at http://peer.asee.org/33805

Courses

Fall 2022: MA 121-122 (Calculus I)

Spring 2022: MA 125-126 (Calculus II + Linear Algebra), MA-336 (Modern Algebra)