BOFZAP Research full Professor (Hoogleraar)

Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry Group at Ghent University

Address: Krijgslaan 281, S25, Ghent 9000, Belgium

Phone: +32 09 264 45 34


Profiles: ORCID, arXiv, Google Scholar, MathSciNet

I am a BOFZAP Research 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 an Adjunct Associate Professor. 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 supported by the EPSRC.

My research lies in applied and combinatorial algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics. In particular, I am interested in toric degenerations, combinatorial divisor theory, matroid and determinantal varieties and their applications in conditional probabilities and graphical models, and system reliability theory.

Upcoming Conferences:

Upcoming Online Talks:

  • 2021.02: Seminar talk on The Geometry of Conditional Independence Models, Algebraic Statistics Online Seminar, Germany.

  • 2021.01: Seminar talk on The Amplituhedron and Positive Geometries, Algebraic and Combinatorial Perspectives in the Mathematical Sciences (ACPMS), Norway.

  • 2021.01: Mini-course on Tropical Geometry: Theory and Applications, Winter School on Geometric Constraint Systems, The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, Canada.

  • 2020.11: Talk on Tropical Geometry and Data Science, Tropical Geometry Reading Seminar, UK.

  • 2020.11: Seminar talk on The Amplituhedron and Positive Geometries, Nonlinear Algebra Seminar Online (NASO), MPI Leipzig, Germany.

Current Weekly Seminars:

Past Employments:

Academic Service:

  • Since 2021: FWO project panel member in Mathematical Sciences

  • 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