Rekha R. Thomas

Professor of Mathematics

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Address:
Padelford Hall C-438
Department of Mathematics,
University of Washington
Box 354350
Seattle, WA 98195-4350
Phone & Fax:
Phone: (206) 616-9374
Fax: (206) 543-0397
E-mail:
rrthomas (at) uw(dot)edu
URL:
http://www.math.washington.edu/~thomas
Research Interests: Optimization & Computational Algebra

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, and held the Robert R. and Elaine F. Phelps Professorship from 2008-2012.

Special issue of Mathematical Programming Series B on Lifts of Convex Sets in Optimization

Semidefinite Optimization and Convex Algebraic Geometry, (new book in the SIAM-MOS Optimization Series)