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"Algebraic Statistics for Computational Biology," February 10 at Reed College

TITLE: "Algebraic Statistics for Computational Biology"

WHAT: Bernd Sturmfels, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, UC Berkeley, explores algebraic methods in statistics and computational biology.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 10
Seating is limited; no reserved seating.

WHERE: Psychology Auditorium, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR

COST: Free and open to the public.

CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

About Bernd Sturmfels
A leading experimentalist among mathematicians, Sturmfels has authored or edited 13 books and about 140 research articles in the areas of combinatorics, algebraic geometry, symbolic computation and their applications.

Bernd Sturmfels received doctoral degrees in Mathematics in 1987 from the University of Washington, Seattle, and the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany. After two postdoctoral years at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation in Linz, Austria, he taught at Cornell University. Afterwards, he began teaching at UC Berkeley in 1995, where he is currently a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science.

His honors include a National Young Investigator Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship. Sturmfels served as von Neumann Professor at TU Munich in Summer 2002, as the Hewlett-Packard Research Professor at MSRI Berkeley in 2003/04, and he was a Clay Senior Scholar in 2004.


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