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Meng-Che "Turbo" Ho

150 N. University Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067

I am a Golomb
Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department
of Mathematics at Purdue University.

Office: MATH 400

E-mail: ho140 at purdue
dot edu

Math

I study Group Theory and Mathematical Logic.
Specifically, within group theory, I am interested in Geometric Group
Theory, Combinatorial
Group Theory, Random
Groups, Nilpotent
Groups, Word Maps (for example, see Lubotzky's
work), Growth
of Groups, Free Groups;
within logic, I am interested in Computability Theory,
Computable
Structure Theory, Scott Sentences and Index Sets (for example, see the joint work of Calvert, Harizanov, Knight, and Miller), Model Theory. I am also
naturally interested in any combinations of the above.

I got
my Ph.D. from University of
Wisconsin-Madison under the direction of Professor Uri Andrews and Professor Tullia
Dymarz in May 2017.

Here's my CV and my genealogy.

Publication List

You can also see the list of my
publication on Arxiv
or MathSciNet.

1.
Horocyclic Growth in HNN Extensions of Z^m, with Ayla P. Sánchez, in preparation

2.
Finitely Generated Groups Are Universal,
with Matthew Harrison-Trainor,
submitted

3.
The Word Problem of Z^m
Is a Multiple-Context Free Language, *Groups,
Complexity, Cryptology*, accepted pending revision

4.
On Optimal Scott Sentences of Finitely
Generated Algebraic Structures, with Matthew Harrison-Trainor, *Proceedings of the American Mathematical
Society*, to appear

5.
On the Symmetry of Images of Words Maps
in Groups, with William Cocke, *Communications in Algebra*, to appear

6.
Random Nilpotent Groups I, with Matthew Cordes, Moon Duchin,
Yen Duong, and Ayla P. Sánchez, *International Mathematics Research Notices*, to appear

7.
Describing Groups, *Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.* **145** (2017), *no. 5*, 2223-2239

Teaching

I am currently teaching MA
26500 Linear Algebra. My office hours are 9 - 12 am every Tuesday. You can
view my teaching website here.

Previous teaching:

Fall 2017: MA
26500 Linear Algebra

Here is a list of courses I have taught in
University of Wisconsin-Madison:

Math 130:
Mathematics for Teaching: Numbers and Operations

Math
131: Mathematics for Teaching: Geometry and Measurement

Math 171:
Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry I