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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 726

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*, to appear

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

For Summer 2018, I am teaching MA
34100 Foundations Of Analysis. My office hours are 8:40 - 9:40 am every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can view my
teaching website here.

Previous teaching:

Spring 2018: MA
26500 Linear Algebra

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