# 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.

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