Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry

Thursday, October 16, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 402AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Dagan Karp, PhD, Assistant Professor, Harvey Mudd College , Robin Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Mariel Vazquez, PhD, Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

Description: What is the shortest distance between two vertices on a graph? Is there geometry behind phylogenetic trees? What is Tropical Geometry? This session will introduce the amazingly active area of Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry and discuss open problems and applications. Faculty, postdocs, K-12 educators and students of all levels are welcome!

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Monomial Schemes and Polygamma Functions
Paolo Aluffi, PhD , Professor , Florida State University
10:40 AM
Combinatorial Aspects of Tropical Geometry
Maria Cueto, PhD , NSF Postdoctoral Fellow , Columbia University
11:00 AM
Permutation Polytopes
Mohamed Omar, PhD , Assistant Professor , Harvey Mudd College
11:20 AM
Oriented Matroids
Edgard Rincon, PhD , Research Fellow , University of Warwick