Edgar Bering IV

Edgar BeringAssistant Professor

Geometry, Topology


• B.S. Math Pure Mathematics and Combinatorics & Optimization, University of Waterloo, 2012
• Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017

Research Areas

• Geometric Group Theory
• Low Dimensional Topology


I am currently an Assistant Professor at San José State University in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Previously I held postdoctoral fellowships at the Technion and at Temple University. 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. Much of my research is inspired by and contributes to the long running analogy among linear groups, mapping class groups of surfaces, and automorphisms of free groups. I also enjoy algorithmic and (effective) combinatorial approaches to the area.