Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jose Ceniceros' doctoral research focused on the classification of transverse knots in contact 3-manifolds. Currently, he is in the process of defining a combinatorial invariant for transverse knots that will allow for computations. He has a passion for teaching and would like to find ways to better incorporate research into the undergraduate setting.
He holds a bachelor's degree in math from Whittier College, a master's from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master's and doctorate from Louisiana State University. In his limited spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and watching movies.
Recent Courses Taught
Interested in the connection between contact geometry and knot Floer homology
- J. Ceniceros, M. Elhamdadi, M. Green, S. Nelson, “Augmented Biracks and their Homology,” Internal. J. Math. 25 no. 9 (2014) 1450087.
- G. Beer and J. Ceniceros, “Lipschitz Functions and Ekeland's Theorem,” Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Volume 152, Issue 3 (2012), 652-660.
- J. Ceniceros and S. Nelson, “Virtual Yang-Baxter cocycle invariants,” Trans. Amer. Math Soc. 361 (2009), 5263-5283.
Appointed to the Faculty2017
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.S., Louisiana State University
M.S., California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Whittier College