Rekha R. Thomas

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Professor of Mathematics & Undergraduate Program Director

Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
Research Interests: Optimization & Computational Algebra

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Background: I received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University in 1994 under the supervision of Bernd Sturmfels . After postdoctoral positions at the Cowles Foundation for Economics at Yale University (with Herb Scarf) and the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum for Informationstechnik in Berlin, I joined the math department at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor. I am currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington where I held the Robert R. and Elaine F. Phelps Professorship from 2008-2012.

NY Times Obituary for Herb Scarf

May 2016: AIM workshop on Algebraic Vision, San Jose, California

Article on Euclidean distance degree in SIAM News October 2014 ,
Plenary talk on Euclidean distance degree, SIAM Conference on Optimization, San Diego, May 2014