Nationality: South African.
POEMA Host Institution: CWI, the Netherlands
Background: BSc. Math. University of Pretoria, BSc. Math. (Hons.) University of Pretoria, MSc. Math ETHZ.
Research Interests: Combinatorial optimization, Graph Theory and the Moment Problem.
POEMA project: Approximation hierarchies for (non-)commutative polynomial optimization.
- Convergence analysis of the approximation hierarchies;
- Genericity of finite convergence and optimality certificates;
- Exploring techniques (like sparsity and using appropriate polynomial bases) to make the computation of the non-commutative hierarchies more efficient.
Supervisors: Monique Laurent, NWO-I/CWI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands