Irina Bobkova

Department of Mathematics
University of Rochester
917 Hylan Building
RC Box 270138
Rochester, NY 14627

About me

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Rochester.
I received my PhD in June 2014 at Northwestern University. My advisor was Paul Goerss.

My research is in algebraic topology. In particular, I do computations in chromatic homotopy theory. In my recent research I construct a new spectral sequence for exploring the $K(2)$-local category at the prime 2 and I am currently working on several related projects.

My Curriculum Vitae


On the higher topological Hochschild homology of $\mathbb{F}_p$ and commutative $\mathbb{F}_p$-group algebras. With Ayelet Lindenstrauss, Kate Poirier, Birgit Richter and Inna Zakharevich. Women in Topology: Collaborations in Homotopy Theory, Contemp. Math., vol. 641 (2015), p. 97-122.

Topological resolutions in $K(2)$-local homotopy theory at the prime 2. With Paul Goerss. Submitted.

Inverting operations in operads. With Maria Basterra, Kate Ponto, Ulrike Tillmann and Sarah Yeakel. To appear in Contemp. Math.

Infinite loop spaces from operads with homological stability. With Maria Basterra, Kate Ponto, Ulrike Tillmann and Sarah Yeakel. Submitted.


I co-organize the Topology Seminar, which meets Tuesdays 4-5 pm in Hylan 1106A, with a pretalk 3-3:45 pm in Hylan 1106B. The schedule is here.


I co-organize the conference in honor of Doug Ravenel's 70th birthday "Homotopy Theory in the Ecliptic: Chromatic, Equivariant, and Motivic Mathematics" which will take place in Reed College, August 18-21, 2017.
Conference website:


In Spring 2017 I am teaching
MTH161 Calculus IA
MTH162 Calculus IIA