The Engström group
Our research is focused on combinatorial problems connected to commutative algebra, algebraic geometry and topology. Some questions are motivated by applications in for example biology, computer science and physics.
We are in charge of the courses in Algebraic Geometry and Graph Theory. The master level course MS-E1050 Graph theory is taught every year in period I, currently by Riikka Kangaslampi. The master level courses MS-E1140 Algebraic Geometry I and MS-E1141 Algebraic Geometry II are on hiatus until academic year 21/22.
Alexander Engström, Associate Professor.
Maisa Rein, Secretary.
Laura Jakobsson, PhD student since fall 2016.
Milo Orlich, PhD student since fall 2017.
Visiting professors and postdocs
Emil Sköldberg, Visiting Professor Fall 2017.
Kaie Kubjas, AScI Postdoc fellow and associated member 2014-2017.
Cordian Riener, AScI Postdoc fellow and associated member 2012-2015.
Grey Violet, Postdoc, April 2014 - April 2015.
Jonathan Browder, Postdoc August 2012 - July 2014.
Anton Dochtermann, Visiting Assistant Professor, Summer 2013.
Ragnar Freij, Postdoc, August 2012 - December 2013.
Matthew Stamps, Postdoc, January 2012 - July 2013. PhD 2011 from UC Davis. From Summer 2013 an NSF postdoc at KTH and currently assistant professor at Yale/National University of Singapore.
Emanuele Ventura, PhD January 2017: Geometry of real tensors and phylogenetics.
Erik Sjöland, PhD November 2014: Real Algebraic Geometry in Additive Number Theory.
Robert Davis, PhD Fulbright Visitor 2013-2014.
Patrik Norén, PhD April 2013: Algebraic Statistics.
Master and bachelor students
Yury Elkin, MSc Spring 2017: Configuration spaces of robotic hands.
Christian Go, Summer intern 2016.
Samu Potka, BSc Summer 2012: Higher Connectivity of Fiber Graphs of Gröbner Bases, MSc Fall 2015: Hypergraph Containers Applied to Algebraic Geometry.
Henry Kirveslahti, BSc Summer 2012: Brouwer's fixed-point theorem, MSc August 2015: The virtual Haken theorem.
Teemu Päkkilä, MSc October 2014: Discrete Morse Theory and Simple Homotopy Theory.
Oscar Kivinen, BSc Summer 2013: Steady states in chemical reaction networks, MSc Summer 2014: Koszul algebras.
Chris Miller, AScI summer intern 2014.
Paul Görlach, AScI summer intern 2014.
Tillmann Weisser, AScI summer intern 2014.
Lauri Loiskekoski, MSc Spring 2014: Resolutions and associated primes of ideals.
Jerri Nummenpalo, MSc Spring 2014: Polytopal big data statistics.
Wouter van Heijst, MSc March 2014: The algebraic square peg problem.
Lassi Helanti Summer intern 2013: Computational aspects of Folkman numbers
Jaakko Ketola, BSc Summer 2013: Graph limits.
Tatu Leinonen, BSc Summer 2013: Cointerval graph coverings.
Devlin Mallory, AScI summer intern 2013.
Erik Sjöland, BSc 2009: Ramsey Theory, MSc 2011: Exploring DNA Methylation: A fast approximative Singer-Engström-Schönhuth-Pachter optimization algorithm
Patrik Norén, MSc 2009: Ideals of Graph Homomorphisms