Jessica Purcell is a Professor of Mathematics at Monash University. She is also the Chair of the Women in Mathematical Sciences Special Interest Group (WIMSIG) of the Australian Mathematical Society. Before arriving at Monash, she held positions at Brigham Young University, Oxford University, and the University of Texas at Austin, and visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and Melbourne University. She received her PhD in mathematics from Stanford University in 2004.
Research Interests: Jessica’s research interests are in low-dimensional topology and geometry, especially 3-manifolds, hyperbolic geometry, and their relation to knot theory.