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Christian A. Johnson 119

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

Calculus I
Multivariable Calculus

Research Interests

Interested in the connection between contact geometry and knot Floer homology

Select Publications

  • 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 Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Louisiana State University
M.S., Louisiana State University
M.S., California State University, Los Angeles
B.A., Whittier College

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