Maddie Weinstein, University of Puget Sound

CMU 228
A real algebraic variety is a set of points in real Euclidean space that satisfy a system of polynomial equations. Metric algebraic geometry is the study of properties of real algebraic varieties that depend on a metric. In this talk, we introduce metric algebraic geometry through a discussion of Voronoi cells, bottlenecks, and the reach of an algebraic variety. We describe applications to the study of the geometry of data with nonlinear models and to lowrank matrix approximation.
Format of event:
Part I: General audience math talk (2:00pm  2:50pm)
COFFEE BREAK (10 minutes)
Part II: Advice for early career mathematicians (3:00pm  3:20pm)