Professor of Mathematics,
925 Evans Hall
Dept. of Mathematics
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
2012-13: 331 MSRI, 510 643 6046
Phone messages: 510 642 6550
Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics,
Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Statistics,
Convex Optimization, Computational Biology
Wed 8:00-10:00 in 925 Evans, or by appointment
Seminars at Berkeley
Please join my
Seminar on Computational Algebra in the Spring semester 2012.
Of course, there are many other (past and present)
wonderful seminars in my areas of
interest in the Berkeley Mathematics Department, such as
Tropical and Non-Archimedean Geometry,
Discrete Mathematics, and
Representation Theory etc.
My wife Hyungsook published this excellent
historic novel, set in 19th century Korea.
Applied Algebraic Geometry
I serve on the advisory panel for the
SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry, chaired by
conference of this group took place in
October 2011 at North Carolina State University.
Convex Algebraic Geometry
Philipp Rostalski and I
ran a research seminar on this topic
at Berkeley in the Spring of 2010.
This seminar was part of a multi-institutional
funded by the
National Science Foundation. The other participants were
at UC San Diego,
at MIT and
at U of Washington.
Lectures on Algebraic Statistics
This book is based on an
Oberwolfach seminar led by
and myself in May 2008.
Algebraic statistics is an emerging field, aimed at
solving statistical inference problems using concepts from algebraic
geometry as well as related computational and combinatorial techniques.
This book is an introduction to newcomers from the different camps.
It is centered around three observations: many important statistical models correspond to algebraic or semi-algebraic sets of parameters; the geometry of these parameter spaces determines the behavior of statistical inference procedures;
algebraic geometry can be used to study
A Different Perspective
Joe Gallian and Ivars Peterson: "Mathematicians Have a
Different Perspective: An Interview with Bernd Sturmfels"
MAA Focus 2008.