ESR2 -Andrew Ferguson

    Nationality: British

    POEMA Host Institution: Sorbonne Universite (SU)

    Background: MSc Mathematics with Study Abroad – University of Bristol

    Master’s Project: On Toric Ideals and Polyhedral Geometry

                                (Supervisor: Fatemeh Mohammadi)



Research interests: Combinatorial Commutative Algebra, Gröbner Bases and their   applications, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology

POEMA project: Exact algorithms for structured polynomial optimization


  • generalising critical point method algorithms to the semi-algebraic set case
  • obtain variants of Ehresmann’s fibration theorem for non-proper situations and using this result to design algorithms deciding the existence of an infimum

Secondments:   UNIFI: M26-28, IBM: M37-39

Supervisors: Mohab Safey el Din, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France

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