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Kenji Kozai

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Kenji Kozai’s academic focuses are in the areas of low dimensional topology, and geometry. He enjoys teaching all types of mathematics, working with students to prepare for mathematical competitions, and undergraduate research. He has previously mentored students for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs) while a faculty member at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He holds a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.


  • Deformations of reducible SL(n,C) representations of fibered 3-manifold groups, Osaka J. Math. 59 (2022), 515-527.
  • Random and polygonal spatial graphs, Encyclopedia of Knot Theory. Chapman and Hall, 2020.
  • With Erica Flapan and Ryo Nikkuni. Stick number of non-paneled knotless spatial graphs, New York J. Math. 26 (2020), 836-852.
  • With Erica Flapan. Linking number and writhe in random linear embeddings of graphs, J. Math. Chem. 54 (2016), 1117-1133.
  • Hyperbolic structures from Sol on pseudo-Anosov mapping tori, Geom. Topol. 20 (2016), 437-468.