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


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
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.
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
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.

