Serkan Hosten

Professor San Francisco State University Department of Mathematics

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


  • 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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