Bernd
Sturmfels
Director of the Max Planck Institute
for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig, Germany
Professor of Mathematics,
Statistics and
Computer Science
University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests:
Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics,
Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Statistics,
Convex Optimization, Computational Biology
Office Hours:
By appointment


Invitation to Nonlinear Algebra
Mateusz Michalek and I published this textbook
in the Graduate Studies Series of the
American Mathematical Society.
We hope you'll find it useful for teaching or selfstudy.


Students Going Places
News from 2021:
Maddie Weinstein will
be an NSF postdoc at Stanford University.
Back in 2020, we had these updates:
On postdocs:
Madeline Brandt
will go to
Brown University,
Lynn Chua
will go to Caltech,
Paul Görlach
will be at TU Chemnitz,
Orlando Marigliano
will move to KTH Stockholm, and
Mahsa Sayyari
will join GoetheUniversität Frankfurt.
Anna Seigal
will transition to the Society of Fellows at Harvard.
On permanent positions:
Jose Rodriguez is settling
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Joe Kileel
has signed up with the University of Texas, Austin.
Cynthia Vinzant
will start in 2021 at the University of Washington, Seattle.


What is Algebraic Geometry?
This is a webinar, aimed at a general audience, in the
NAS series
Mathematical Frontiers.
Mark Green
hosts short presentations by
Ravi Vakil and me.


Adventures in Mentoring
I wrote this piece for the
Early Career Section of the Notices of the AMS.


Excellence through Diversity
This article appeared in the
newsletter of the European Women in Mathematics (EWM).


SIAGA
I serve as the EditorinChief of the SIAM Journal on Applied
Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA). Please submit your very best work.


Nina and Pascal
My daughter
Nina is a Fashion Designer. She works for
Athleta.
Click
here for a portfolio. My son
Pascal is a
PhD student in Computer Science.
You can find him on
Google Scholar.


Waxing Moon
My wife
Hyungsook Kim published this excellent
historic novel, set in 19th century Korea.


Honorary Doctorate
On June 29, 2015,
I was awarded an honorary doctorate
by the University of Frankfurt, Germany.


Antibiotic Treatment Plans
My biomedical project with Miriam Barlow, Portia Mira and Juan Meza
from UC Merced, and Devin Greene and Kristina Crona
from American University, recevied a lot of press.
Check out this article in the
Scientific American. 

Einstein Fellow at TU Berlin
I received an
Einstein Visiting Fellowship to build
a research group at TU Berlin.
We started in May 2015 with a
kickoff workshop.


Interview in Specimen Magazine
Click here
for an interview that appeared in July 2014.


Introduction to Tropical Geometry
Diane Maclagan and I wrote this textbook. It was
published in 2015 by the American Mathematical Society.

