## Serkan Hosten

**Professor** San Francisco
State University Department of
Mathematics

**Address:**

San Francisco State University

Department of Mathematics

1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA, 94132

**Office:** 944, Thornton Hall

**Phone:** (415) 338 7723

**Fax:** (415) 338 1461

**Email address:** serkan (a) sfsu (period) edu

Research Interests:
Computational Algebra, Combinatorics and Discrete Geometry,
Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Statistics, Integer Programming

Resume: pdf

Preprints :

Boundary stratification of binary tensors of nonnegative rank two (coming soon)
The algebraic complexity of the central curve in quadratic programming (coming soon)
The maximum likelihood degree of toric varieties arXiv:1703.02251.
Uncovering proximity of chromosome territories using classical algebraic statistics arXiv:1406.0148. Appeared in Journal of Algebraic Statistics
Least squares methods for equidistant tree reconstruction arXiv:0808.3979.

Service :

Program Director of SIAM Activity Group in Algebraic Geometry
Program Co-Chair of SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG17), Atlanta, Georgia
Associated Editor of SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (SIMAX)
Associate Chair of SFSU Mathematics Department

Upcoming Activities :

SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Atlanta, Georgia, July-August 2017
Antalya Algebra Days, Nesin Mathematics Village, Sirince, Turkey, May 2017
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar, UC Berkeley, March 2017
AMS Special Session on MRC Algebraic Statistics, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 2017
Workshop on Convexity in Algebraic Geometry, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, October 2016
Mathematics Research Communities Workshop on Algebraic Statistics, Snowbird, Utah, June 2016
AMS Special Session on Combinatorial Ideals and Applications, North Dacota State University, Fargo, April 2016
AMS Special Session on Nonlinear Algebra, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Seattle, Washington, January 2016
Reunion Conference of Algorithms and Complexity in Algebraic Geometry, Simons Institute, Berkeley, December 2015
Mathematics Colloquium at Sonoma State, November 2015
SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Daejeon, South Korea, August 2015
Workshop on Geometry and Optimization with Algebraic Methods, UC Berkeley, May 2015
Long-term Visitor at Simons Institute, Berkeley, (Algorithms and Complexity in Algebraic Geometry), August-December 2014
AMS Special Session on Algebraic Statistics, SFSU, October 2014
Workshop on Solving Polynomial Equations, Simons Institute, Berkeley, October 2014

Student Research:

Recent Theses

Undergraduate Applied Math Projects

Expository Papers

Teaching:

Fall 14 Math 435/735 Modern Algebra II,
Math 430 Mathematics of Optimization

Math 325 Linear Algebra

Fall 13 Math 335 Modern Algebra I,
Math 725 Advanced Linear Algebra

Previous Courses

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