Linh Truong
Institute for Advanced Study
School of Mathematics
1 Einstein Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
USA


photo by: Dan Komoda / IAS

I am a member at the IAS. Previously, I was a Ritt Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at
Columbia University, and an
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University and at
MIT.
In 2016 I completed my Ph.D. from
Princeton University, advised by Peter Ozsváth and Zoltán Szabó.
My research is partially supported by an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (grant DMS1606451).
I study lowdimensional topology, knot theory and contact and symplectic geometry.
email: ltruong@math.ias.edu
office: Fuld Hall 422, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540
recent and upcoming talks
▪ PCMI Research Program, July 1, 2019. slides
▪ Women in Symplectic and Contact Geometry and Topology, July 25, 2019.
video
▪
Geometry and Topology seminar, CIRGET, September 13, 2019.
▪ Floer Homology in Dimensions 3 and 4, AMS Sectional, September 1415, 2019.
▪ Geometry seminar, University of Virginia, October 1, 2019.
▪ RTG seminar on Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics, University of Michigan, October 9, 2019.
▪ Colloquium, University of Michigan, October 10, 2019.
▪ Topology seminar, Princeton University, October 17, 2019.
▪ Noetherian Ring, Princeton University, November 8, 2019.
▪ Topology seminar, Rice University, November 25, 2019.
▪ Geometry and Topology workshop, UCLA, January 24, 2020.
▪ BiCollege Mathematics Colloquium, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Spring 2020.
I'm interested in lowdimensional topology, knot theory and contact and symplectic geometry.
My work focuses on topological applications of Heegaard Floer homology and Khovanov homology.
papers
▪ Annular link invariants from the SarkarSeedSzabó spectral sequence.
with Melissa Zhang.
[arXiv]. Preprint.
▪ A slicing obstruction from the 10/8+4 theorem.
[pdf]. Submitted.
▪ A refinement of the OzsváthSzabó large integer surgery formula and knot concordance
[arXiv]. Submitted.
▪ More concordance homomorphisms from knot Floer homology
with Irving Dai, Jennifer Hom, and Matthew Stoffregen.
[arXiv]. Submitted.
▪ An infinite rank summand of the homology cobordism group
with Irving Dai, Jennifer Hom, and Matthew Stoffregen.
[arXiv]. Submitted.
▪ Truncated Heegaard Floer homology and knot concordance invariants
Algebraic & Geometric Topology, 194 (2019), 18811901.
[arXiv] [published]
▪ Extremal Measures and Clockwise Overlays
with Hari Bercovici and Wingsuet Li.
Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 315316, (2014), 5364.
[published]
articles in preparation
▪ Upsilon invariant, fibered knots, and rightveering open books
with Dongtai He and Diana Hubbard.
In preparation.
▪ A family of almost quasipositive links
with Elaina Aceves, Keiko Kawamuro, and Gage Martin.
In preparation.
past courses
Columbia University
Calculus III
(Spring 2019)
Calculus I
(Fall 2018, Fall 2017)
Intro to Higher Mathematics (Fall 2018)
Princeton University
Multivariable Calculus (Fall 2014)
other teaching/mentorship
▪ At the Perspectives on Dehn surgery workshop at ICERM at Brown University in July 2019, I served as the teaching assistant for Yi Ni's course on Heegaard Floer homology and Dehn surgery.
▪ At the PCMI Graduate Summer School in July 2019, I served as a teaching assistant for Jen Hom's course on Heegaard Floer homology.
▪ In spring 2019, I supervised an undergraduate independent reading course on the topics of knot Floer homology, Khovanov homology and applications to knot concordance and contact geometry.
▪ In summer 2018, Akram Alishahi and I mentored a group of six undergraduates in the
Columbia Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
outreach and mentorship
▪
I served as a faculty mentor for the
AWM Chapter at Columbia University. 2018  2019.
The Association for Women in Mathematics mentor network at Columbia University matches faculty and graduate student mentors with women undergraduates majoring in mathematics.
▪
I gave a topology talk aimed at undergraduate math majors at
Undergraduate Math Society. Spring 2018.
The Columbia Undergraduate Mathematics Society brings together undergraduates studying mathematics in this weekly seminar.
▪
I presented a "Knots and Mathematics" talk to high school students in NYC at the
S.T.E.M. Outreach Colloquium.
Spring 2018.
STEM outreach entails bringing science to K12 students and the broader public and is vital to spark interest in STEM careers for K12 students and improve the public's science literacy. With this in mind, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs organized a STEM outreach colloquium in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. The event took place in the evening of March 27th, 2018, and featured 4 selected talks by postdocs, followed by a networking session. The audience comprised of high school students and teachers that belong to the NYC Department of Education's High School Science Research Pathways Program as well as postdocs and PhD students from Columbia.
▪
I reviewed abstracts for the
2nd Annual WISC Graduate Research Symposium. Spring 2018.
The Women in Science at Columbia (WISC) Graduate Research Symposium is a multidisciplinary research conference that aims to highlight and celebrate emerging research conducted by women graduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. The format of the symposium is designed to encourage discussion across an array of STEM disciplines by sharing the details of current research and placing them in a broader context, making connections and engaging in research networking.
▪
I judged the STEM poster fair at the
Scientista Symposium. Spring 2018.
The Scientista Symposium is an intercollegiate conference for women in STEM that brings together women undergraduates and graduate students from across the country for a weekend of inspirational talks, workshops, networking, and research. The conference includes a science research poster fair, where students present their work to the conference's international audience of STEM students and professionals. Judges provide valuable feedback to female students on their original scholarly research projects.
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I proctored for
PUMaC, a math contest for high school students. Fall 2014.
The Princeton University Mathematics Competition (PUMaC) is an annual competition run by the Princeton University Math Club. Participants from all over the US and various international teams come to the Princeton University campus and spend the day taking various mathematics assessment tests and having fun. PUMaC aims to foster a love for mathematics among high school students.
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I was a panelist for an info session on graduate school at the
IAS Women and Mathematics Program. Spring 2012.
The Program for Women and Mathematics brings together research mathematicians with women undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars for an intensive workshop held on the campus of the Institute for Advanced Study.