Bernd Sturmfels

"My research project is concerned with how methods from algebraic geometry and combinatorics can be applied to problems from the fields of optimisation, statistics and biology. Its official launch will be held at our kickoff workshop at the Academy of Sciences and Humanities on 29 and 30 May. My team comprises two postdocs, Laura Escobar (in the summer of '15) and Fatemeh Mohammadi (from October '15), and two PhD students, Kathlen Kohn and Carlos Amendola."