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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
Contact me via e-mail during my Fall 2016 sabbatical.

Pascal's first paper

My son Pascal worked in Lior Pachter's Lab on The Lair, a bioinformatics tool which greatly enhances reproducibility in RNA sequence analysis. Click here.

New SIAM Journal

I serve as the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry. 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 bio-medical 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 tenure-track 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 2015, we ran a Computational Algebraic Geometry Seminar. In the Spring of 2016, please attend the Applied Algebra Seminar.

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Real Curves
Real Curves

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