October 2014: Rekha
Thomas wrote a beautiful article for SIAM News on the Euclidean distance degree.
Fall 2014: The MEGA 2015 website is in place, and submission of papers, extended abstracts, computations, and posters is open!
October 2014: both my last-year's Master students have started Ph.D.'s: Jasmijn Baaijens in the CWI life sciences group, under the supervision of Alexander Schönhuth; and Guus Bollen in Discrete Maths here at TU/e, under the supervision of Hans Cuypers, Rudi Pendavingh, and myself. The best of luck to both!
September 2014: The conference
website for the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry is up
and running. Check it out, and consider organising a minisymposium! The conference has also been accepted as a ICIAM 2015 satellite.
July 2014: my Department nominated me for a TU/e Education Award, as
their candidate in the category Best Master's Program Lecturer.
Spring 2014: three members of the SIAM (AG)^2 were elected SIAM fellows: Jean Lasserre, Peter Olver, and Bernd Sturmfels. Congratulations!
24 February 2014: I wrote a guest post on Rota's basis conjecture for The Matroid Union.
9 January 2014: I won the GEWIS
teaching award 2013/2014 for Mathematics. Needless to say, I'm very, very
proud of this!
December 2013: my ERC consolidator proposal
The commutative algebra of highly symmetric data was ranked around position 16
among the math proposals. Unfortunately that wasn't quite high enough:
12 grants were awarded. Congratulations to those 12!
December 2013: I was elected Chair of the SIAM activity group on Algebraic
Geometry. This group brings together researchers who use algebraic
geometry in industrial and applied mathematics. If you are an algebraic
geometer interested in applications, or if you
have a maths/statistics/engineering/CS/... problem that you think might benefit from
algebraic techniques, please check out this activity group (or contact me). It's this interplay that makes the group such a success!
24 October 2013: my paper with Eggermont on the existence of poly-time membership tests for a wide class of phylogenetic models has just been accepted for J. Eur. Math. Soc.
1 May 2013: my paper with Kuhnt and Zwiernik on groups acting on Gaussian graphical models has just been accepted for Annals of Statistics.
Spring 2013: Robert
Krone from GeorgiaTech is visiting for three months. Together with
Eggermont we aim to prove finiteness-up-to-symmetry results for
certain infinite-dimensional toric varieties.
15 October 2012: the website of the CIME/CIRM course Combinatorial
Algebraic Geometry, taking place from 10-15 June 2013 in Levico Terme,
is up. Check it out!
1 September 2012: Emil Horobeţ from Babes-Bolyai university joins the group on the project Tensors of Bounded Rank.
23 January 2012: Tensors of Bounded Rank, an NWO free competition Ph.D. project proposal together with Monique Laurent and Siep Weiland has been awarded funding!
23 January 2012: Piotr Zwiernik is starting a Post-doc in the Vidi project.
1 September 2011: Rob Eggermont started his Ph.D. in the Vidi project.
2 March 2011: a manuscript with Johan P. de Jong on his Bachelor's
project has been accepted for publication in the EMS Newsletter. See this page.
6 October 2010: A Vidi grant!
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