Jose Israel Rodriguez 

jo dot ro at berkeley dot edu Office 743 Evans Hall 

Research and Writings
Maximum likelihood geometry in the presence of data zeros.
Numerical algebraic geometry is the field of computational mathematics concerning the numerical solution of polynomial systems of equations. Bertini, a popular software package for computational applications of this field, includes implementations of a variety of algorithms based on polynomial homotopy continuation. The Macaulay2 package Bertini.m2 provides an interface to Bertini. Maximum Likelihood Duality for Determinantal Varieties. Int Math Res Notices (2013) We prove that the maximumlikelihood degree of the variety of rankr matrices equals that of the variety of corank (r1)matrices; and also establish variants for symmetric and skewsymmetric matrices. Maximum Likelihood for Matrices with Rank Constraints. To appear in Journal of Algebraic Statistics. We use numerical algebraic geometry to find maximum likelihood degrees of determinantal varieties and show these techniques can be useful for statisticians.
Combinatorial Excess Intersection. Submitted.
A novel method for the solution of the forward displacement problem of spherical parallel manipulators.
ZAMM Z. Angew. Math. Mech. 93 (2013), no. 1, 73–82.
Bounding The Degree of Belyi Polynomials. J. Number Theory vol. 133 (2013), no. 9, 2892–2900.
How to Email a Riemann Surface. An exposition for Bernd Sturmfels' class on algebraic curves. Supplementary MaterialsInterests I am in my fourth year of graduate school at UC Berkeley. My advisor is Bernd Sturmfels, and my interests are in applied algebraic geometry. In particular, I am interested in solving systems of polynomial equations numerically. Books I like A Royal Road to Algebraic GeometryThe Numerical Solution of Systems of Polynomials Arising In Engineering and Science Complex Variables and Applications Teaching and Mentoring Sections of Math 1B with Professor Serganova (Fall 2013): Techniques of integration; applications of integration. Infinite sequences and series. Firstorder ordinary differential equations. Secondorder ordinary differential equations; oscillation and damping; series solutions of ordinary differential equations. Sections of Math 1B with Professor Christ (Spring 2013): Techniques of integration; applications of integration. Infinite sequences and series. Firstorder ordinary differential equations. Secondorder ordinary differential equations; oscillation and damping; series solutions of ordinary differential equations. Berkeley Science Network The UC Berkeley McNair Scholars Program Software Resources Lyx Invited Talks and Seminars  (August 2013) Symbolic Computation Seminar, North Carolina State University. (August 2013) Algebra Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.  (August 2013) SIAM Conference of Applied Algebraic Geometry , Colorado State University.  (July 2013) Computational Algebra Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn.  (July 2013) Algebra Seminar, Universitat des Saarlandes.  (July 2013) Discrete Mathematics Seminar, GoetheUniversitat.  (July 2013) Algebra Seminar, Universitat Konstanz.  (June 2013) Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry, GoetheUniversitat.  (April 2013) Graduate Student Combinatorics Conference, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  (March 2013) Math/ICES Center of Numerical Analysis Seminar, University of Texas at Austin.  (March 2013) Colloquium, Sam Houston State University.  (March 2013) AVID Program Seminar, Grand Prairie High School.  (March 2013) SIAM Student Chapter Seminar, Texas Tech University.  (March 2013) Colloquium, Southern Methodist University.  (March 2013) Algebraic Statistics Workshop, University of California at Berkeley.  (March 2013) AGC Seminar, San Francisco State University.  (March 2013) Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, University of California at Davis.  (February 2013) SIAM Student Chapter Seminar, University of California at Berkeley.  (February 2013) FRAGMENT Seminar, Colorado State University.  (February 2013) Colloquium, University of Colorado at Boulder. 