Summer School on Randomness and Learning in Non-Linear Algebra

There will be a Summer School on Randomness and Learning in Non-Linear Algebra July 01 – 05, 2019 at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. This summer school aims at bringing together researchers working on probabilistic and statistical methods and questions in nonlinear algebra. Keynote speakers will be:

  • Peter Bürgisser (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Daniel Erman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Antonio Lerario (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)

There will also be a number of invited guest speakers and a poster session for interested young participants.
Scientific Organizers:

  • Paul Breiding, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
  • Jesus De Loera, University of California at Davis
  • Sonja Petrovic, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Despina Stasi, Illinois Institute of Technology

Poster submissions and registration are now open (as of 11 Febrary 2019). Travel funding applications are being accepted until 1 April 2019.
Registration, funding, and poster session information:
Students, postdocs, and other early career researchers are strongly encouraged to submit a poster to present at the poster session.
Travel funding is available to participants if they agree to present their work in the form of a poster. Applicants from the US are not required, but are nevertheless strongly encouraged, to submit a poster. All interested participants may apply for funding during the registration process and will receive further instructions in their confirmation email.
*** Funding decisions will be made by April 15th, 2019. ***
Logistical information:
For information about travel to the institute, please check the “Travel instructions” link from the school homepage.
US-based participants who anticipate that they may receive a travel allowance from our NSF grant will need to comply with the agency’s travel guidelines (see below).
Information about hotel suggestions will be sent out shortly; there are no restrictions or special rates on hotel bookings.
NSF guidelines for air travel:
Participants may note that, depending on their origin/destination city pair, they don’t necessarily have to use a US-flag carrier to fly to the school. To see if this is the case, please check the city-pair requirement of the Open-Skies agreement (there are links on the site above).

Vietnam-USA Joint Mathematical Meeting

Le Tuan Hoa ( and Tai Ha ( will be organizing a special session entitled “Commutative Algebra and Its Interactions to Combinatorics” at the Vietnam-USA Joint Mathematical Meeting (supported by the Vietnam Math Society and the American Math Society), during June 10 – 13, 2019. The local host will provide local accommodation for speakers. The meeting’s website is at
If you are interested in giving a talk in our session then please email either L.T. Hoa ( or T. Ha ( by March 31, 2019.

Ideals, Varieties, Applications (Celebrating the Influence of David Cox), Amherst

The organizers write: please join us in Amherst, June 10-14, 2019 for
Ideals, Varieties, Applications
This is a conference to honor David Cox and his influence in several areas of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, on occasion of his forthcoming retirement in the summer of 2019.
The theory and computation of Gröbner bases has grown to become an indispensable component of research in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. Gröbner bases are used to develop intuition with explicit examples, to test conjectures, and in some cases to help create proofs. Gröbner techniques continue to make inroads in a range of applications, e.g. in computer vision , statistics and systems biology. Gröbner bases are available in excellent free software packages, such as Macaulay 2, COCOA, Singular, and Sage, as well as in commercial algebra systems, such as Magma and Maple.
This conference will bring together graduate students and researchers at all levels to survey the state of the art in computational and combinatorial algebraic geometry. A special emphasis will be placed on illustrating how computation of Gröbner bases drives both theory and applications. In particular, speakers will cover advances in algorithms, toric varieties, Cox rings, syzygies, tropical algebraic geometry, geometric modeling, and applications to computer-aided-design (CAD).

  • Laurent Busé
  • Ana-Maria Castravet
  • Melody Chan
  • Falai Chen
  • Patrick Clarke
  • Carlos D’Andrea
  • Sandra di Rocco
  • Brendan Hassett
  • Milena Hering
  • Tony Iarrobino
  • Xiaohong Jia
  • Sheldon Katz
  • Sione Ma’u
  • Sam Payne*
  • Tom Sederberg
  • Greg Smith
  • Ivan Soprunov
  • Evgenia Soprunova
  • Frank Sottile
  • Haohao Wang
  • Josephine Yu

*Not yet confirmed.
Registration information is available at
Hope to see you in Amherst in June!

Interactions between Representation Theory, Algebraic Topology and Commutative Algebra; Barcelona

The CRM’s forthcoming programme ”Follow-Up of the Research Programme: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN REPRESENTATION THEORY, ALGEBRAIC TOPOLOGY AND COMMUTATIVE ALGEBRA (IRTATCA)” (http:/ is scheduled from June 3rd to 15th, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain.
The CRM and IMUB are pleased to announce the follow-up programme for the “IRTATCA: Interactions between Representation Theory, Algebraic Topology and Commutative Algebra” intensive research programme that was held in 2015 at the CRM. The programme and its follow-up are devoted to promote interactions between researchers from different areas that share a common interest in homological techniques in a broad sense. The original programme gathered around 200 researchers from all over the world, and it is now time to have a look at some of the progress that took place since then.
These two weeks will be structured around one Advanced Course between the 3rd and 7th of June 2019, that will take place at the IMUB and a Conference between the 11th and the 15th of June 2019 that will take place at the CRM.​
The programme is open to all researchers interested in homological algebra and its applications in areas like commutative algebra, representation theory and algebraic topology. This includes but is not restricted to: the study of triangulated categories derived algebraic geometry, homotopy theory, singularity theory, representation theory, etc.
During the Research Programme the following activities will be held:

  • Advanced Course:
    Crossing Cohomological bridges
    (triangulated categories, singularity theory and 2-Segal spaces)
    (IMUB), June 3rd to 7th, 2019
    Early bird registration fee: 120€ (until April 22nd, 2019)
    Regular registration fee: 150€
    Deadline for registration: May 12th, 2019
    Registration includes: Documentation package, coffee breaks, and a social dinner.
  • Conference:
    IRTATCA follow-up
    (CRM), June 11th to 15th, 2019
    Early bird registration fee: 150€ (until April 22nd, 2019)
    Regular registration fee: 200€
    Deadline for registration: May 12th, 2019
    Registration includes: Documentation package, coffee breaks, and a social dinner.

Please, feel free to distribute this information among your colleagues. We hope you find this information useful and look forward to hosting you at the CRM.
​Organizers: ​

  • Carles Casacuberta (​Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Dolors Herbera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • ​Wolfgang Pitsch (​Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • ​Santiago Zarzuela (​Universitat de Barcelona)

Scientific Committee:

  • John Greenlees (University of Sheffield)
  • ​Srikanth B. Iyengar (​University of Nebraska)
  • ​Henning Krause (Universität Bielefeld)

Şirince Commutative Algebra Workshop, Turkey

Şirince Commutative Algebra Workshop will feature mini-courses focusing on several aspects of Commutative Algebra. Each mini-course consists of three introductory talks and a research talk: introductory talks will be given from Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, and the research talks will be delivered on Thursday, May 23. Speakers will have the opportunity of talking about their research by giving some basic background during the first three days of the workshop.

This workshop is addressed to graduate students, postdocs, and interested researchers, in general. If you plan to participate in Şirince Commutative Algebra Workshop, please register on this website by April 23, 2019. The number of participants is going to be at most 40. There is local support (lodging and meals at the Village) for up to 40 graduate students and postdocs. 

Nesin Mathematics Village is an educational and research institute devoted to mathematics, which is located in 800 meters from Şirince Village in Selcuk district of Izmir, Turkey. 

This workshop is partially funded by Department of Mathematics at West Virginia University.

For more infromation, please see the workshop website:

For questions, please contact the Organizers:

The 27th National School on Algebra, Bucharest

The 27th National School on Algebra
Graded modules over polynomial rings with applications to free divisors
Bucharest, May 20-24, 2019
The 27th National School on Algebra will take place between 20-24 May 2019 (with May, 19-arrival day and May 25-departure day) at the Simion Stoilow Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy.
The following main speakers have already confirmed their participation: Laurent Busé (INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis), Alexandru Dimca (Université Côte-d’Azur), Michel Granger (Université d’Angers), Jean Vallès (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour), Marius Vlădoiu (University of Bucharest).
web page:

May 1st Algebra Workshop, Georgia Southern

There will be a one day algebra workshop at Georgia Southern University on May 1st. It will feature four talks; confirmed speakers are:

  • Saeed Nasseh (Georgia Southern)
  • Hernán Giraldo (Universidad de Antioquia)
  • José A. Vélez-Marulanda (Valdosta)
  • Agustin Moreno Cañadas (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

For more information, including (free) registration, please visit the conference website: .

USTARS 2019, Iowa State

USTARS 2019 will be held April 26-28th at Iowa State University. The primary mission of the Underrepresented Students in Topology and Algebra Research Symposium (USTARS) is to showcase the excellent research conducted by underrepresented students studying topology and algebra. Dedicated to furthering the success of underrepresented students, USTARS seeks to broaden the participation in the mathematical sciences by cultivating research and mentoring networks. USTARS is open to all people interested in the topological and algebraic fields.

For more information, including registration, please visit the conference website:

Morgantown Algebra Days 2019, West Virginia University

There will be a a two-day Commutative Algebra conference which will be held at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV during April 13-14, 2019 (Saturday – Sunday). It will feature eight research talks and a poster session for graduate students. The poster session will allow numerous young researchers to present their work to the Commutative Algebra community.
There is a registration form at the meeting website ( Please register by March 14 to secure lodging and travel support. Early registrants and people who have no support will have priority for support. Graduate students can submit poster abstracts during registration to be considered for the poster session on Saturday.
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Eloísa Grifo, University of Michigan, U.S.
  • Craig Huneke, University of Virginia, U.S.
  • Andrew Kustin, University of South California, U.S.
  • Claudia Miller, Syracuse University, U.S.
  • Claudia Polini, University of Notre Dame, U.S.
  • Sean Sather-Wagstaff, Clemson University, U.S.
  • Kazuma Shimomoto, Nihon University, Japan
  • Mark Walker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U.S.


  • Ela Celikbas (West Virginia University)
  • Olgur Celikbas (West Virginia University)
  • Thomas Polstra (University of Utah)

The conference is sponsored by National Science Foundation and Department of Mathematics at the West Virginia University.
It will start on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and end on Sunday, April 14, 2019.