Bernd Sturmfels' lectures and seminars in Tokyo, July 6-10, 2009

Professor Bernd Sturmfels is coming to Tokyo and gives series of lectures and seminars. Here we list
the schedule of his visit and present relevant materials.

1. Lectures on "Algebraic methods in statistics and optimization"
at Department of Mathematical Informatics, Graduate School of Information
Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo. July 8(Wed), 9(Thu) .
Location: seminor rooms A and D on the 3rd floor of Faculty of Engineering Bldg.6.13:00 start

Talk 1 (Wed): "Semidefinite Programming and Convex Algebraic Geometry"

Talk 2 (Thu): "Linear Concentration Models for Gaussian Random Variables"

*A set of problems by Prof. Sturmfels

*Solutions of problems by Prof. Sturmfels

2. Seminar with members of the project "Harmony of Groebner bases and the modern industrial society" led by Prof. Takayuki Hibi. July 6(Mon) and the morning of July 7(Tue). Location: seminor rooms A and D on the 3rd floor of Faculty of Engineering Bldg.6

Prof. Sturmfels' talk is scheduled on Monday 16:00-17:00. Title:"Chemical Reaction Networks"

Full programme is here.

3. Seminar at Department of Mathematics, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Host professors: Sumio Watanabe of Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, TIT and Shihoko Ishii of Dept. of Math., TIT. July 7, Tuesday, 16:30-17:30.

Title: "Tropical Mathematics". (This is a very introductory talk.)

For questions, contact Prof. Akimichi Takemura of Department of Mathematical Informatics, The University Of Tokyo.