Elizabeth Vidaurre, born in Costa Rica obtained her B.A. in Mathematics with honors and highest distinction from the University of Rochester in 2010. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate Center in 2016 earning her PhD under the direction of Martin Bendersky.
While a student at CUNY Elizabeth studied the structure of generalized moment angle complexes (now called polyhedral products). Moment angle complexes and their generalizations lie in the intersection of myriad topics in mathematics including combinatorics and robotics. Applying the most recent technology used to study polyhedral products Elizabeth significant extended our knowledge of the geometric and algebraic structure of these objects.
Recently she has been invited to participate in the Program for women and Mathematics, aspects of Algebraic geometry at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She will be starting a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester in fall 2016.
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