**Personal Information**:

Born: March 28, 1962, Kassel, Germany

**Education**:

Diplom TU Darmstadt, Germany, Mathematics and Computer Science, 1985

Dr.rer.nat. TU Darmstadt, Germany, Mathematics, 1987

Ph.D. University of Washington, Seattle, Mathematics, 1987

**Positions Held**:

1987-1988: Postdoctoral Fellow, IMA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

1988-1989: Assistant Professor, Research Institute for Symbolic Computation, Linz, Austria

1989-1991: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University

1992-1996: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Cornell University

1994-1995: Visiting Scholar, Courant Institute, New York University

1995-2001: Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

1997-1998: Visiting Professor, RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan

2001-2008: Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Since 2008: Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, UC Berkeley

Since 2017: Director, Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Since 2018: Honorary Professor, Technical University Berlin

Since 2018: Honorary Professor, University of Leipzig

1983-1985: German National Scholarship Foundation Fellow [Studienstiftung]

1985-1986: German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship [DAAD]

1986-1987: Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

1991-1993: Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

1992-1997: National Young Investigator (NSF)

1992-1997: David and Lucile Packard Fellowship

1999: Lester R. Ford Prize for Expository Writing (MAA)

2000-2001: Miller Research Professorship, UC Berkeley

Summer 2003: John von Neumann Professor, Technical University Munich

2003-2004: Hewlett-Packard Research Professor at MSRI Berkeley

July 2004: Clay Mathematics Institute Senior Scholar

2005-2007: MAA Polya Lecturer

2007-2008: Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize, TU Berlin.

2008-2010: Vice President of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)

2010: John von Neumann Lecture (SIAM)

2010: Carl B. Allendorfer Award (MAA)

2012: Sarlo Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award (UC Berkeley)

2012: Earle Raymond Hedrick Lectures (MAA)

2012: Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)

2014: Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

2015: Honorary Doctoral Degree, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

2015-2020: Einstein Visiting Fellow, TU Berlin

2018: George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics

2018: Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

2022: Speaker at International Congress of Mathematicians

1990-2014: National Science Foundation, Program in Algebra, Number Theory and Combinatorics

2005-2009: DARPA, "Fundamental Laws in Biology" program

2011-2012: DARPA, "Deep Learning" program

2014-2020: National Science Foundation, Program in Computational Mathematics

Since 2021: German National Science Foundation (DFG)

**Current: **SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (editor-in-chief), Collecteana Mathematica, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A, Portugaliae Mathematica, Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Algorithms and Computation in Mathematics (Springer Book Series).

**Former: **ACM SIGSAM Bulletin, Advances in Applied Mathematics, Algebra and Number Theory, Annals of Combinatorics, Annals of Mathematics, Journal of the American Mathematical Society, Journal of Symbolic Computation, Applicable Algebra in Engineering Communication and Computing, Applied Mathematics Research EXpress, Beitrage zur Geometrie und Algebra, Duke Mathematical Journal, Experimental Mathematics, Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Journal of the Korean Mathematical Society, Order.

May 1990: Algebraic Issues in Geometric Computation, DIMACS, Rutgers

July 1992: Computational Algebraic Geometry (Regional Geometry Institute), Amherst

October 1993: US-Italian workshop on Hilbert functions, Cornell

June 1996: Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry (MEGA 96), Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Fall 1998: Symbolic Computation in Geometry and Analysis, MSRI Berkeley

2002-2003: Commutative Algebra, MSRI Berkeley

October 2003: Amoebas and Tropical Geometry, AIM Palo Alto

December 2003: Computational Algebraic Statistics, AIM Palo Alto

July 2004: Geometric Combinatorics, Park City IAS Summer Program

November 2005: Algebraic Statistics and Computational Biology, Clay Mathematics Institute, Cambridge

2006-2007: Applications of Algebraic Geometry, IMA Minneapolis

Fall 2009: Tropical Geometry, MSRI, Berkeley.

Fall 2010: Modern Trends in Optimization, IPAM, UCLA.

Spring 2011: Algebraic Geometry with a View Towards Applications, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Sweden.

Summer 2014: Applied Algebraic Geometry, National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Daejeon, Korea

Fall 2014: Algorithms and Complexity in Algebraic Geometry, Simons Institute for Theory of Computing

December 1999: Hypergeometric Functions, Ritt Lectures, Columbia University

February 2000: Computational Algebraic Geometry, AAAS Science Exposition, Washington DC

July 2001: Multigraded Hilbert Schemes, Latin-American Algebra Congress, Cordoba, Argentina

May 2002: Ten Lectures on Solving Polynomial Equations, CBMS Conference, Texas A&M

June 2003: From Phylogenetic Trees to Tropical Algebraic Geometry, MEGA 2003, Kaiserslautern, Germany

September 2003: Tropical Algebraic Geometry, Western Algebraic Geometry Conference, UBC, Vancouver

March 2004: Algebraic Geometry of Statistical Models, Gergen Memorial Lectures, Duke University

May 2004: Tropical Geometry, 2004 Erdos Memorial Lecture, AMS-SMM Joint Meeting, Houston, Texas

June 2004: SIAM Discrete Mathematics Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

October 2004: Tropical Geometry of Statistical Models, 42nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, Allerton, Illinois

January 2005: Algebraic Statistics, MAA-AMS Lecture at Joint Meetings, Atlanta

January 2005: Algebraic Statistics, Brandeis-Harvard-MIT-Northeastern Colloquium

February 2005: Divisional Speaker at Reed College, Portland

February 2005: Algebraic Statistics for Computational Biology, Five lectures at the Latin American School on Polynomial Systems, Angra dos Reis, Brazil

March 2005: Magnus Lectures at Colorado State University, Fort Collins

May 2005: Tropical Geometry, Zurich Mathematical Colloquium, Zurich, Switzerland

June 2005: Foundations of Computational Mathematics Conference, Santander, Spain

May 2006: Kuwait Fund Lecture, Cambridge University, England

May 2007: MAA Distinguished Lecture, Carriage House Conference Center, Washington DC

November 2007: Lindhard Lecture, Aarhus University, Denmark

November 2008: Clifford Lectures, Tulane University, New Orleans

May 2009: Di Prima Memorial Lecture, Caltech, Pasadena

July 2009: Plenary Lecture at the Brazilian Mathematical Colloquium, IMPA, Rio De Janeiro

March 2010: Bullit Lecture, University of Louisville, Kentucky

February 2011: Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences Lecturer

June 2011: INdAM Lecturer, L'Aquila, Italy

October 2011: Kempf Memorial Lectures, Johns Hopkins University

October 2011: Michelson Lecture, Naval Academy, Annapolis

November 2011: Distinguished Lecture Series, U of Wisconsin

May 2012: Kemeny Lectures, Dartmouth College

August 2012: Hedrick Lectures, MAA MathFest, Madison, Wisconsin

January 2013: Rothschild Distinguished Lectures in Mathematics and Computer Science, Haifa, Israel

May 2014: Distinguished Lecturer, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

March 2015: Distinguished Lecture Series, Texas Tech, Lubbock

April 2015: Wing Lectures, U of Rochester, New York

December 2015: Plancherel Lecture, U Fribourg, Switzerland

June 2016: Plenary AMS Lecture, SIAM Annual Meeting, Boston