Yue Ren just joined the MPI MiS as a postdoctoral fellow. After having obtained a PhD at the TU Kaiserslautern, he worked at the Ben-Gurion University in Israel before moving to Leipzig.
His work has so far mainly revolved around computational tropical geometry, focusing in particular on combinatorial shadows of solution sets of polynomial equations. In this area, Yue has developed and implemented many algorithms, most notably on the computation of tropical varieties.
He also has an eye for applications to the sciences: during his stay at MPI MiS, he and his fellow colleague Jacinta Torres are investigating polynomial systems which arise from proteinligand bindings in biochemistry. Ligands are molecules that bind to sites of a target protein: think of how oxygen binds to hemoglobin in red blood cells, which then distribute it in the bloodstream.
June 2, 2017