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Bernd Sturmfels

Professor of Mathematics,
Statistics and Computer Science

925 Evans Hall
Dept. of Mathematics
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720



Phone messages: 510 642 6550

Research Interests:
Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Statistics, Convex Optimization, Computational Biology


Office Hours
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Mondays 8-9, Wednesdays 10:30-11:30, or by appointment

Introduction to Tropical Geometry

Diane Maclagan and I are writing this textbook on tropical geometry. It will be published by the American Mathematical Society. Please attend the Tropical April Seminar in Berkeley.

Waxing Moon

My wife Hyungsook Kim published this excellent historic novel, set in 19th century Korea. Buy it today, and stay tuned for her second book. Also, check out these pieces on Persimmons and Cornbread.

Seminars at Berkeley

Please join our Algebraic Statistics Seminar in the Spring semester 2014. Of course, there are many other wonderful seminars in my areas of interest in the Berkeley Mathematics Department, such as Combinatorics, Commutative Algebra, Computational Biology, Computational Algebra, Tropical and Non-Archimedean Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, and Representation Theory etc.

Applied Algebraic Geometry

I helped to start the SIAM Activity Group on Algebraic Geometry, currently chaired by Seth Sullivant. Please join us. The next conference of this group will take place in August 2015 at Deajeon, Korea.

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 FRG project funded by the National Science Foundation. The other participants were Bill Helton and Jiawang Nie at UC San Diego, Pablo Parrilo at MIT and Rekha Thomas at U of Washington.

Lectures on Algebraic Statistics

This book is based on an Oberwolfach seminar led by Mathias Drton, Seth Sullivant 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.


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