** Christopher S. Henry **

Ph.D student at Western University

London, ON

09/2014 - present

Advisor: Prof. David Riley

chenry6@uwo.ca

**Research Interests:**

PI-algebras, combinatorial algebra/group theory, noncommutative algebra, Hopf algebras, free algebras, formal languages.

**Education:**

- MSc in Mathematics: 2012 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Advisor: Prof. Hans U. Boden

Title: The (Nested) Word Problem: Formal Languages, Group Theory, and Languages of Nested Words - MA in Economics: 2011 Western University, London, ON
- Honours (Co-op) Bachelor of Science, Mathematics & Statistics (Mathematics Specialization): 2009 McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

**Publications:**

- H. Chen,
**C.S. Henry**, K.P. Huynh, Q.R. Shen, and K. Vincent,*Measuring consumer cash holdings: Lessons from the 2013 Bank of Canada Methods-of-Payment survey*,

Survey Practice, 9 (4), (2016), 9pp. Link. **C.S. Henry**,*The (nested) word problem*, Information Processing Letters,116, (2016) 729-734. Link.**C.S. Henry**, K.P. Huynh, and Q.R. Shen,*2013 Methods-of-Payment Survey Results*, Bank of Canada Discussion Paper 2015-4, (2015), 49pp. Link.

**Preprints:**

**C.S. Henry**,*A bound on the codimensions of a PI-algebra using group geometry*, submitted (2016), 9pp. arXiv copy.

**Awards:**

- Western Doctoral Scholarship, Western University 2014 -
*24 months*. - NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master's) 2010 -
*12 months*. - Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2009 -
*12 months*. - NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award 2009 -
*4 months*. - Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarship, McMaster University 2008.
- NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award 2008 -
*4 months*. - University Senate Scholarship, McMaster University 2007.
- NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award 2007 -
*4 months*. - Dr. Harry Lyman Hooker Scholarship, McMaster University 2006.
- University Senate Scholarship, McMaster University 2005.
- Nortel Networks Entrance Scholarship 2004 -
*24 months*.

**Talks:**

- Joint Statistical Meetings, August 8, 2013

Montreal, QC

*Topic contributed session*

Title: Bayesian solutions to missing data problems in a consumer payments survey. - Geometric group theory seminar. Fall, 2011

McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Title: Mapping class group of the n-punctured sphere is automatic

**Conference Participation:**

- International Workshop on Enveloping Algebras and Representation Theory, Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2014

Memorial University, St. John's, NL

**Teaching:**

- Teaching Assistant, 2015-2016 Western University

Math 2120: Intermediate Linear Algebra (Winter 2016)

Math 3120: Group theory (Winter 2016)

Math 2155: Mathematical Structures (Fall 2015)

Math 3020: Introduction to Abstract Algebra (Fall 2015)

Some resources

- Teaching Assistant, 2014-2015 Western University

Calculus 1501: Calculus II for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Summer 2015)

Math 1600: Linear Algebra I (Winter 2015)

Some linear algebra resources

Math 1600: Linear Algebra I (Fall 2014) - Teaching Assistant, 2011-2012 McMaster University

Math 2S03: Linear Algebra III (Winter 2012)

Math 1LS3: Life Science Calculus (Fall 2011)

Math help centre: Tutoring duties (Fall 2011) - Teaching Assistant, 2010-2011 Western University

Econ 1022A: Introductory Macroeconomics - 3 sections (Winter 2011)

Econ 1021A: Introductory Microeconomics - 3 sections (Fall 2011) - Teaching Assistant, 2009-2010 McMaster University

Math 2S03: Linear Algebra III (Winter 2010)

Math 3B03: Geometry - marking duties (Fall 2009)

Math help centre: Tutoring duties (Fall 2009)