David Cox

June 10-14, 2019 @ Amherst College

This is a conference to honor David Cox and his influence in several areas of Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry, on occasion of his
forthcoming retirement in the summer of 2019.

The theory and computation of Gröbner bases has grown to become an
indispensable component of research in algebraic geometry and
commutative algebra. Gröbner bases are used to develop intuition with explicit examples, to test conjectures, and in some cases to help create proofs. Gröbner techniques continue to make inroads in a range of applications, e.g. in computer vision , statistics and systems biology. Gröbner bases are available in excellent free software packages, such as Macaulay 2, COCOA, Singular, and Sage, as well as in commercial algebra systems, such as Magma and Maple.

This conference will bring together graduate students and researchers at all levels to survey the state of the art in computational and combinatorial algebraic geometry. A special emphasis will be placed on 
illustrating how computation of Gröbner bases drives both theory and applications. In particular, speakers will cover advances in algorithms, toric varieties, Cox rings, syzygies, tropical algebraic geometry, geometric modeling, and applications to computer-aided-design (CAD).


  • Laurent Busé
  • Ana-Maria Castravet
  • Melody Chan
  • Falai Chen
  • Patrick Clarke
  • Carlos D’Andrea
  • Sandra di Rocco
  • Brendan Hassett
  • Milena Hering
  • Tony Iarrobino
  • Xiaohong Jia
  • Sheldon Katz
  • Sione Ma’u
  • Sam Payne*
  • Tom Sederberg
  • Greg Smith
  • Ivan Soprunov
  • Evgenia Soprunova
  • Frank Sottile
  • Haohao Wang
  • Josephine Yu

*Not yet confirmed.


Please register here.

Scientific Committee 

Laurent Buse, INRIA Sophia Antipolis

Carlos D’Andrea, Universitat de Barcelona

Alicia Dickenstein, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Ron Goldman, Rice University

John Little, College of the Holy Cross

Nathan Pflueger, Amherst College

Hal Schenck, Iowa State

Jessica Sidman, Mount Holyoke College

Bend Sturmfels, Max Planck Institute

Local Organizing Committee

Rob Benedetto, Amherst College

Greg Call, Amherst College

Nathan Pflueger, Amherst College

Jessica Sidman, Mount Holyoke College

Jenia Tevelev, UMass Amherst

Julianna Tymoczko, Smith College