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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
Mondays 3-4:30pm, or by appointment

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

Good news from the 2015 job market! Five former PhD students accepted tenure-track 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. 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 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 Fall of 2015, please attend the Applied Algebra Seminar.

Applied Algebraic Geometry

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

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