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SIAG on Algebraic Geometry

The purpose of the SIAM Activity Group in Algebraic Geometry is to bring together researchers who use algebraic geometry in industrial and applied mathematics. "Algebraic geometry" is interpreted broadly to include at least:

algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, noncommutative algebra, symbolic and numeric computation, algebraic and geometric combinatorics, representation theory, and algebraic topology.

These methods have already seen applications in:

biology, coding theory, cryptography, combustion, computational geometry, computer graphics, quantum computing, control theory, geometric design, complexity theory, machine learning, nonlinear partial differential equations, optimization, robotics, and statistics.

We welcome participation from both theoretical mathematical areas and application areas not on this list which fall under this broadly interpreted notion of algebraic geometry and its applications.

The SIAG organizes biennial meetings (the next one will be in 2013) and minisymposia at the SIAM annual meeting.


  • Chair: Seth Sullivant (1/1/12 - 12/31/13)
  • Vice Chair: Iwan Duursma (1/1/12 - 12/31/13)
  • Program Director: Anton Leykin (1/1/12 - 12/31/13)
  • Secretary: Jan Draisma (1/1/12 - 12/31/13)
  • Advisory Panel: Gunnar Carlsson, Reinhard Laubenbacher, Pablo Parrilo, Joachim Rosenthal, Andrew Sommese, Bernd Sturmfels
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