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

Research Interests:
Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics,
Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Statistics,
Convex Optimization, Computational Biology
Office Hours:
Mondays 34:30pm or Thursdays 89:30am in 925 Evans Hall.


Nina and Pascal
My daughter
Nina is a Fashion Designer.
Click
here to admire her portfolio. My son
Pascal majors in Computer Science.
Click here for his bioinformatics paper with
Lior Pachter's group.


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


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. 

Students Going Places
Postdoc updates on two 2016 PhD students:
Elina Robeva goes to MIT,
and
Hwangrae Lee goes to Auburn U.
In 2015, five former students got tenuretrack positions:
Melody Chan joined Brown U,
Angelica Cueto joined Ohio State,
Ralph Morrison joined Williams College,
Ngoc Tran joined UT Austin,
and Caroline Uhler joined MIT.
Three others accepted postdoctoral positions:
Felipe Rincon
joined U of Oslo,
Jose Rodriguez joined U Chicago,
and Zvi Rosen joined U Penn.


Einstein Fellow at TU Berlin
I was awarded an
Einstein Visiting Fellowship, to build
up a research group at TU Berlin.
We start 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.


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


Seminars at Berkeley
There are many wonderful seminars
in the Berkeley Mathematics Department.
In the Spring of 2017, please attend the
Applied Algebra Seminar and
the
Combinatorial Commutative Algebra talks.

