Graduate Student Meeting on Applied Algebra and Combinatorics

NEW! There was a second meeting in Leipzig!

The meeting is addressed to PhD students, recent graduates and post-docs working in Applied Algebra and/or Combinatorics. We strongly encourage all interested students to participate actively and give a talk.
NEW! The final schedule, abstracts and list of participants are now online.
See our poster.

Important information

The meeting took place from 22.03. to 24.03.2018 at the University of Osnabrück, Institute of Mathematics (building 69), Albrechtstraße 28a, room 125. We started on Thursday morning and finished on Saturday around 15:30.

Have a look at the schedule. Read the abstracts. See who else is participating.

Keynote speakers

Christos Athanasiadis (University of Athens): Enumerative combinatorics from an algebraic-geometric point of view

Bernard Mourrain (Inria Sophia Antipolis): Sparse representations from moments


Claudia Andrei (University of Bucharest): The coordinate ring of a convex polyomino. Slides

Christos Athanasiadis (University of Athens): Enumerative combinatorics from an algebraic-geometric point of view. Slides

Christopher Borger (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg): Defectivity of families of full-dimensional point configurations. Slides

Óscar Iglesias-Valiño (University of Cantabria): The classification of empty 4-simplices.  Slides

Alexandru Iosif (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg): Mass-action networks with the isolation property. Slides

Bernard Mourrain (Inria Sophia Antipolis): Sparse representations from moments. Slides

Jonathan Toledo (Cinvestav IPN): Strong persistence property for monomial ideals. Slides


We would like to collect all the slides from the workshop. If you wish to have yours uploaded here please send a pdf to one of the organizers.


The aim of the meeting is to bring together PhD students working in some area associated with Applied Algebra and/or Combinatorics and to encourage an active interaction and networking among them.

Topics of interest cover a wide spectrum of areas of research such as

  • Combinatorial and Computational Commutative Algebra
  • Topological Combinatorics
  • Algebraic and Discrete Geometry
  • Tensor Methods
  • Algebraic Statistics

and the possible interplay between these subjects as well as applications in other areas of science.

The first two days will be opened by an introductory 60 minutes talk (plus 10 minutes of questions) by a keynote speaker. The rest of the schedule is dedicated to 35-minute talks by PhD students and recent graduates. We are also planning a poster session.

Organizers & Scientific Committee

  • Jan-Marten Brunink
  • Alexandros Grosdos
  • Lorenzo Venturello
  • Markus Wageringel

The scientific committee consists of Dinh Van Le (head) and the organizers.


The Workshop is now over. Thank you all for participating.

Please register here. There is no workshop fee. The deadline for talk submission and funding has passed. You can still register for participation and poster presentation.

There is limited funding for PhD students who cannot be supported by their home institution to cover accommodation and travel costs, and preference will be given to the students who are willing to give a talk.

Recommended Accommodation

A limited number of rooms has been set aside at the Intour Hotel until February 20th. Mention the keyword algebra when making a reservation.