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School of Economic Mathematics

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics Chengdu, 611130, China

E-mail: slawkenbergius@hotmail.com


Employment

July 2015 - (present) Assistant Professor (Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)

August 2013 - June 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Waterloo)

Education

2001 - 2004 B.S. in Mathematics, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

Thesis: A Centralizer Algebra Approach to Computing the Chromatic Polynomial

2008 - 2013 Ph.D in Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Dissertation Adviser: Ralph McKenzie 

Thesis: Some Results in Universal Algebra


Research Interests

Universal Algebra, Lattices and Ordered Sets, Digraph and General Relational Polymorphisms, CSP


Awards

2013 Bjarni J´onsson Prize for Research

Publications

1. A. Wires, A Quasi-Malcev Condition with Unexpected Application, Algebra Univer- salis 73:335-346, (2015)

2. A. Wires, Dichotomy for Finite Tournaments of Mixed-Type, Discrete Mathematics

338:2523-2538, (2015)

3. A. Wires, Definability in the Substructure Ordering of Simple Graphs, Annals of Combinatorics 20(1):139-176, (2016)

4. A.  Wires,  On  Finite  Taylor Algebras Int. J. Algebra Comput.26(8):1547-1571, (2016)

5. A. Wires, On supernilpotent algebras, Algebra Universalis 80(1), (2019)

6. A. Wires: Complexity of Young’s Lattice (in preparation).

7. A. Wires, Cube Absorption and Cyclic Reducts (in preparation)

8. A. Wires, A Note on Universal Classes (in preparation)

Grant Participation



2017 - 2018 Universal Algebra and Constraint Satisfaction, NSFC #11650110429

Talks

In Conference:

1/21/19 - Asia-Australia Algebra Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia

6/5/18 - 12th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and

Applications, Taipei, Taiwan

5/22/18 - Algebras and Lattices in Hawaii: honoring Ralph Freese, Bill Lampe and JB Nation, University of Hawaii, HI

8/14/17 - BLAST 2017, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN, Supernilpotent Algebras

8/6/17 - Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, Supernilpotent Algebras

9/24/16 - Structure and Complexity, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN, A Pointed  Talk

5/30/15 - Open Problems in Universal Algebra, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN,

Cube Absorption: a few properties, many questions

10/5/13 - AMS Sectional Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, Finite Taylor Algebras, Pointing terms, and Cubed Elements

4/13/13 - AMS Sectional Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, A disjunction characterizing varieties with a weak difference term

3/3/12 - AMS Sectional Univ. of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, Definability in the Sub- structure Ordering of Simple Graphs

In Seminar:

5/1/15 - Cube Absorption in Finite Taylor Algebras [Sichuan University, Chengdu, China]

12/29/14 - What is an Abelian Algebra? [Sichuan University, Chengdu, China]

10/1/14 - Complexity of Young’s Lattice [U.Waterloo]

4/24/14 - Dichotomy for Finite Tournaments of Mixed-Type I-II [U.Waterloo]

3/18/14 - Dichotomy for Finite Tournaments of Mixed-Type [McMasters Univ.]

12/20/13 - Universal Algebra and Theoretical Computer Science [Sichuan University, Chengdu, China]

12/18/13 - General Commutator Theory: A Gentle Introduction [Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, China]

10/11/13 - Taylor Algebras from Digraphs Should Have Better Identities [U. Waterloo]

4/23/13 - A disjunction for varieties with a weak difference term [Vanderbilt]

11/1/11 - The Oldest Unsolved Math Problem I Know (undergraduate audience)[Vanderbilt]


2/1/11 - Perfect Regraphs and Finite Lattice Representability (work  of  Pudl´ak  & T˚uma)[Vanderbilt]

2/17/09 - Frank Ramsey and his Inessential Theorem (undergraduate audience)[Vanderbilt]

11/4/08 - When is the whole equal to the sum of its parts? (undergraduate audience)[Vanderbilt]


Conferences Organized

July 20-23, 2017 - Tianfu Universal Algebra, SWUFE, Chengdu, China.

Teaching


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics:

2016 Winter: Instructor for Real Analysis (undergraduate)

2017 Winter: Instructor for Advanced Algebra

2017 Fall: Instructor for Graduate Real Analysis

2018 Winter: Instructor for Advanced Algebra

  2018 Winter: Instructor for Real Analysis (undergraduate) University of Waterloo:

2015 Winter: Instructor for MATH 135 (Algebra for Honours Math)

2014 Fall: Instructor for PMATH 330 (Mathematical Logic)

2014 Winter: Instructor for MATH 135 (Algebra for Honours Math)

  2013 Fall: Instructor for MATH 116 (Calculus for Engineers) Vanderbilt University:

2013 Spring: Teaching Assistant Math 155B(Accelerated Single-Variable Calc II)

Fall 2012:  Teaching Assistant for Math 150A(Single-Variable Calc I)

Summer 2012:  Teaching Assistant for Math 175(Multi-variable Calc)

2012 Spring:  Teaching Assistant Math 205A(Multi-variable Calc/Linear Algebra II)

2011 Fall:  Teaching Assistant for Math 205B(Multi-variable Calc/Linear Algebra I)

2011 Spring: Teaching Assistant for Math 204(Linear Algebra)

2010 Fall: Teaching Assistant for Math 221(Number Theory)

2010 Fall: Teaching Assistant for Math 223(Abstract Algebra)

2010 Spring: Teaching Assistant for Math 155B(Accelerated Single-Variable Calc II)

2009 Fall: Teaching Assistant for Math 150A(Single-Variable Calc I)