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- Padelford Hall C-438, Department of Mathematics, University of Washington
Box 354350, Seattle, WA 98195-4350

- Phone: (206) 616-9374, Fax: (206) 543-0397

- rrthomas (at) uw(dot)edu

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.

- February 2015: Limitations of convex programming: lower bounds on extended formulations and factorization ranks, Dagstuhl, Germany
- May 2015: GOAL workshop, UC Berkeley
- August 2015: SIAM Conference on Algebraic Geometry, Daejeon, Korea
- October 2015: Algebraic Vision, Berlin, Germany
- January 2016: Nonlinear Algebra, Joint Math Meetings, Seattle
- May 2016: AIM workshop on Algebraic Vision, San Jose, California