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 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 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.
MEGA: Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry at University of Tromsø, Norway
Toric Degenerations, Workshop, co-organised with Lara Bossinger, Alessio Corti and Megumi Harada at Banff Research Station, Canada
Mathematics and Data, Research School, co-organised with Philippe Moustrou, Cordian Riener, and Hugues Verdure at University of Tromsø, Norway
Upcoming Online Talks:
2021.06: Talk at the Virtual Workshop Positive geometries for scattering amplitudes and beyond, MITP, Mainz, Germany.
2021.05: Talk at the Virtual Special Session on Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Polytopes, Western AMS Sectional Meeting, USA.
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.
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