Linh Truong
Department of Mathematics

Columbia University

I am a Ritt Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at
Columbia University.
Previously, I was 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 interests lie in low-dimensional topology, specifically knot theory, three-manifolds, and four-manifolds.

I co-organize the
Columbia Symplectic Geometry, Gauge Theory, and Categorification Seminar.

Email: ltruong@math.columbia.edu

Office: 427 Mathematics, 2990 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Upcoming 2019 talks:

◦ Geometry/Topology seminar at UC Davis on February 19.

◦ Student Colloquium at Columbia on March 13.

◦ Topology seminar at LSU on April 3.

◦ Geometry and Topology seminar at MIT on April 29.

◦ Topology seminar at Dartmouth on May 16.

◦ Floer Homotopy Theory and Low-Dimensional Topology at the University of Oregon.

My research interests lie in low-dimensional topology, specifically knot theory, three-manifolds, and four-manifolds.

**papers**
More concordance homomorphisms from knot Floer homology

* with I. Dai, J. Hom, and M. Stoffregen. Preprint.*

An infinite rank summand of the homology cobordism group

* with I. Dai, J. Hom, and M. Stoffregen. Preprint.*

Truncated Heegaard Floer homology and knot concordance invariants

* to appear in Algebraic & Geometric Topology. *

**older publications**
Extremal Measures and Clockwise Overlays

* with H. Bercovici and W.S. Li.*

Discrete Mathematics, Vol. 315-316, (2014), 53-64.

**outreach and mentorship**

**
I am 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 K-12 students and the broader public and is vital to spark interest in STEM careers for K-12 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 multi-disciplinary 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.

**
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.

**
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.