Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Office
Neufeld Science Centre 12A
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3212

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

I completed my doctoral studies in Mathematics at the University of British Columbia, and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Michigan and the University of Rochester.

Enrique's research focuses on Algebraic Topology with applications to Topological Robotics and Group Cohomology.  He enjoys teaching Mathematics at TWU and having the opportunity to share the Christian perspective with his students. He lives with his family in Langley. They are big fans of Trinity’s volleyball teams and like going to support them when they play at home and at enemy territory in the Lower Mainland. He posts rather often at  https://twitter.com/_Enrique_TG

Research & Scholarship

Commuting elements, simplicial spaces and filtrations of classifying spaces. Math. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 152 (2012), no. 1, 91–114.

Higher commutativity and nilpotency in finite groups. Bull. Lond. Math.Soc. 44 (2012), no. 6, 1259–1273.

Education

PhD

Recent Publications

Bidirectional Topological Complexity. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.05924.pdf

Motion planning algorithms for config uration spaces. Bol. Soc. Mat. Mex. (3) 21 (2015), no. 2, 265–274.

Expertise

  • algebraic topology
  • topological robotics
  • topological complexity
  • commutative classifying spaces
  • group cohomology
  • finite groups.

Courses Taught

  • Pre-Calculus (Math 105)
  • Calculus I (Math 123)
  • Intro to Probability and Statistics (Math 102)
  • Probability and Statistics (Math 310)
  • Probability and Statistics for Nursing Students (Math 108)
  • Arithmetic (Number Theory) (Math 390)
  • Modern Algebra (Math 350)
  • Selected Topics of Algebra and Topology (Directed Studies)