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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 8-9 and Thursdays 10-11:30

Einstein Fellow at TU Berlin

I was awarded an Einstein Visiting Fellowship. This will involve setting up a research group at TU Berlin. We will 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, soon to be published by the American Mathematical Society.

Waxing Moon

My wife Hyungsook Kim published this excellent historic novel, set in 19th century Korea. Buy it today, and stay tuned for her second book. Also, check out her pieces on Persimmons and Cornbread.

Seminars at Berkeley

There are many wonderful seminars in the Berkeley Mathematics Department. In the Spring of 2015, we'll run a Computational Algebraic Geometry every Monday at 10am. Other recent seminars: Algebraic Statistics, Combinatorics, Commutative Algebra, Computational Biology, Computational Algebra, Tropical and Non-Archimedean Geometry, Discrete Mathematics, and Representation Theory etc.

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.

Convex Algebraic Geometry

Philipp Rostalski and I ran a research seminar on this topic at Berkeley in the Spring of 2010. This seminar was part of a multi-institutional FRG project funded by the National Science Foundation. The other participants were Bill Helton and Jiawang Nie at UC San Diego, Pablo Parrilo at MIT and Rekha Thomas at U of Washington.

Lectures on Algebraic Statistics

This book is based on an Oberwolfach seminar led by Mathias Drton, Seth Sullivant and myself in May 2008. Algebraic statistics is an emerging field, aimed at solving statistical inference problems using concepts from algebraic geometry as well as related computational and combinatorial techniques.

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