My name is Michelle Strumila and I am a third year PhD student at the University of Melbourne, studying algebraic topology.  My thesis is on a particular example of a cyclic infinity operad.   Based around cobordisms, it is known as the surface operad.

I am interested in algebraic topology, especially where it intersects with category theory and physics.   Areas such as:

  • Cobordisms and Topological Quantum Field Theories
  • Cyclic operads, modular operads, and other extensions to operads
  • Infinity operads, including dendroidal sets and extensions thereof such as asteroidal sets.

I also have some interest in information theory, mathematical foundations and philosophy, and astrophysics.

My email address is [FirstInitial Surname at student dot unimelb dot edu dot au]

My CV is here