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January 10, 2023
Josephine Yu and her coauthors have had a recent work published in the AMS Notices.
From the article:
In this article we introduce some of the basic constructions in tropical geometry, focusing on linear spaces and Grassmannians for their combinatorial significance. We give pointers to some recent research frontiers and discuss applications in matroid theory, phylogenetic trees, and auction theory.
Professor Josephine Yu
Dr. Josephine Yu was recently promoted to a Full Professor in the School of Mathematics, in 2022. Prof. Yu's research lies in the area of Tropical Algebraic Geometry and its applications to combinatorics, matroid theory, and analytic and computational geometry, and since arriving at Tech her work has been continually supported by the NSF. Prof. Yu has organized many conferences since 2011 including the Meeting on Applied Algebraic Geometry in 2019, and the Computational Tropical Geometry Minisymposium at the SIAM Algebraic Geometry meeting in 2017. Prof. Yu was also the Program co-chair of SIAM AG21 and has served on the Advisory Board of MEGA (Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry) since 2019.
Prof. Yu is also currently an Editor for two journals, Combinatorial Theory and Algebraic Statistics (AStat), is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Software for Algebra and Geometry (JSAG), and was the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A (JCTA) from 2018 until 2020.
In addition to her impressive research and organizational work, Prof. Yu has mentored three graduate students and two masters students including award winning graduate students Cvetelina Hill and Marcel Celaya.