Beatriz Pascual Escudero got her PhD in January at Autonomous University of Madrid. There, she worked under the supervision of Ana Bravo and Santiago Encinas, studying some invariants of algorithmic resolution of singularities using arcs.
More recently, she discovered applications of algebraic geometry to science and technology, and got especially interested in robotics and chemical reaction networks. Since March, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the École Centrale de Nantes, where she works at the LS2N lab (The laboratory of digital sciences of Nantes) in a project on robotics. They study singularities of sensorbased controllers (to make sure that they avoid situations where control over robots is lost).
Right before starting this project, she spent two weeks at the MPI MiS, where she had the opportunity to get in touch with some useful tools, as well as get to know some people working on related topics. She came back for the workshop on Numerical Algebraic Geometry in August, and expect to attend some other activities at the institute in the near future.
In addition to math research itself, Beatriz is interested in convincing non-mathematicians that polynomials are powerful and beautiful.
August 21, 2018