Dr Dimitra Kosta

I am a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow at the School of Mathematics of the University of Edinburgh.

My education and research were hosted at the University of Ioannina, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vienna, and more recently the University of Glasgow, where I gained experience at undergraduate, doctoral, post-doctoral and independent researcher level. Between 2014-2017, I was a Daphne Jackson Trust Research Fellow at the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, funded jointly by EPSRC and Edinburgh University. Between 2017-2020, I was a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow at the School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Glasgow.

My research originally lay in the area of birational geometry, yet since then I have been  interested in the interplay between algebra, geometry and statistics. My research interests have expanded to include algebraic statistics, phylogenetic algebraic geometry, computational commutative algebra and applied algebraic geometry.

I am a founding member of the  Applied Algebra and Geometry UK network.  The last network meeting took place at Swansea University on 12th February 2024.

The Applied Algebra and Geometry UK network held a joint meeting with NASO the online nonlinear algebra seminar at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig on Thursday 9th April 2020. You can follow the recorded talks here.

During 2017-2020, I was the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow representative at the EPSRC Early Career Forum in mathematical sciences. I am currently member of the newly founded UKRI Early Career Researcher Forum.

Check out the feature article entitled "Markov Bases of Toric Ideals: connecting commutative Algebra and Statistics" which I wrote for the London Mathematical Society January 2020 newsletter and is intended for a readership with a general mathematical background.

"If you cannot find the spring, you make one!" Odysseas Elytis