BOFZAP Full Professor (Hoogleraar)

Department of Mathematics at Ghent University

Address: Krijgslaan 281, S25, Ghent 9000, Belgium

Phone: +32 09 264 45 34


Profiles: ORCID, arXiv, Google Scholar, MathSciNet, linkedIn

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.


  • Lie-Størmer Center for Fundamental Structures in Computational and Pure Mathematics

  • Several PhD and postdoctoral research positions available in my group. See here and also Mathjobs.

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