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:
Mondays 89 and Thursdays 1011:30


CCA Fashion Show
My daughter Nina is about to graduate in Fashion Design from the
California College of the Arts. She
and her fellow seniors present their
collections in the annual
CCA fashion show
on Friday, May 15. This very cool SF event,
with professional runway and all, is public.


Students Going Places
Good news from the 2015 job market!
Five former PhD students accepted tenuretrack positions:
Melody Chan joins Brown U,
Angelica Cueto joins Ohio State,
Ralph Morrison joins Williams College
(after a year in Stockholm),
Ngoc Tran joins UT Austin (after a year in Bonn),
and Caroline Uhler joins MIT
(in January 2016).
Three others accepted postdoctoral positions:
Felipe Rincon
joins U of Oslo,
Jose Rodriguez joins U Chicago,
and Zvi Rosen joins U Penn
(after a semester at Penn State).


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 a
textbook on tropical geometry, to be
published in May 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 2015, we ran a
Computational Algebraic Geometry Seminar
every Monday at 10am.


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

