In the fall of 2020 I will be moving to the Technion
to start a postdoctoral fellowship under
Before the Technion I was a postdoctoral fellow at Temple University, working
with David Futer. I
completed my Ph. D. at the University of
Illinois at Chicago, where I worked with Marc Culler.
I am interested broadly in low-dimensional topology and geometric group
theory; my thesis work focused on free group automorphisms.
(almost) All of my publications are available on the arXiv.
- E. A. Bering IV, A Criterion For Kolchin Subgroups Of
Out(Fr), International Journal of
Algebra and Computation 30 (2020), no. 2, 245–252. arxiv:1810.07633.
- E. A. Bering IV, Uniform independence for Dehn twist
automorphisms of a free group, Proceedings of the London
Mathematical Society 118 (2019), no.5, 1115–1152. arxiv:1709.07468
- E. A. Bering IV, Length Function Compatibility for Group Actions
on Real Trees, preprint. arxiv:1708.07078.
- E. A. Bering IV, G. Conant, and J. Gaster, On the complexity of
finite subgraphs of the curve graph, Osaka Journal of
Mathematics 55 (2019), no. 4, 795–808. arXiv:1609.02548.
- E. A. Bering IV and J. Gaster, The random graph embeds in the
curve graph of an infinite genus surface, New York Journal of
Mathematics 23 (2017), 59–66. Available at
- E. A. Bering IV, A brief introduction to measurable
cardinals, Waterloo Mathematics Review 2 (2013), no.
- G. Alagic and E. A. Bering IV, Quantum algorithms for invariants
of triangulated manifolds, Quantum Information and
Computation 12 (2012), no. 9 & 10, 843–863. arXiv:1108.5424. Also
presented as a poster at Quantum Information Processing 2012.
Throughout my teaching practice I am committed to
guiding diverse student populations at all levels to discover their
mathematical selves as a part of an inclusive mathematical community
where they are welcome to express that identity in their personal
voice. My teaching portfolio contains an
elaboration of my teaching philosophy and detailed examples of that
philosophy in practice from my teaching experiences at Temple.
At Temple I taught courses at all levels of the curriculum, ranging
from a non-technical majors' general education course, through service
teaching in the calculus sequence, up to upper division undergraduate
courses in geometry and topology, as well as a graduate topics
At UIC I taught for the Emerging Scholar's Program, a Treisman-style
workshop for Calculus. In addition to classroom activities my duties included
mentoring newer instructors and aiding fellow teaching assistants in using
active learning in their own discussion sections. I also was a volunteer
facilitator for Math Circles of
Chicago and a judge for K-12 competitions and mathematics fairs.
During my last year at UIC I was a research assistant for the Mathematical Computing Laboratory, assisting
in lab maintenance and organizing workshops to recruit undergraduates for
projects in future semesters.