BOFZAP Full Professor (Hoogleraar)

Department of Mathematics at Ghent University

Address: Krijgslaan 281, S25, Ghent 9000, Belgium

Phone: +32 09 264 45 34


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I am a tenured BOFZAP Full Professor (Hoogleraar) at the Department of Mathematics in the Algebra and Geometry Group at Ghent University. Before joining the Ghent faculty, I was a Reader at the University of Bristol and an EPSRC Early Career Fellow. I also have an affiliation with the University of Tromsø, as a Professor II. Since 2018, I have been an EPSRC Full College Member and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research is currently supported by the FWO (Flanders Research Foundation) and Ghent University's BOF Special Research Fund. Previously, it was partially supported by the UK EPSRC and the London Mathematical Society (LMS).

My research lies in Applied Algebraic Geometry. In particular, I am interested in developing computational tools to study problems in statistics and probability theory, theoretical computer science, industrial engineering and quantum physics. On the theoretical side, I work on toric degenerations, combinatorial divisor theory, matroid and determinantal varieties, tensors, conditional probabilities, graphical models, and system reliability theory.

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Academic Service:

  • Since 2021: FWO project panel member in Mathematical Sciences

  • Since 2021: Program committee of JSC-MEGA2021 (Special Issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation on the occasion of MEGA 2021)

  • Since 2018: Reviewer for proposals submitted to EPSRC (UK), ICMS (UK) and DFG (Germany)

  • Since 2020: Editorial board, Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

  • 2021.06: Committee member, The 16th MEGA conference on Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry: MEGA 2021

  • 2018.07: Committee member, The 30th International Conference on Formal Power Series and Algebraic Combinatorics: FPSAC 2018