# About me:

My name is Giacomo Masiero and I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics at KU Leuven. I work under the supervision of Prof. Fatemeh Mohammadi and Dr. Oliver Clarke .

My research is currently focused on the study of algebraic and geometric properties of matroids. I am also interested in incidence geometry and its applications to matroid varieties.

I do capoeira, I like swimming, I am a beginner sewer, and yellow is my favorite color.

In case you are interested, here is a copy of my CV .

## where to find me:

## Activities:

### Upcoming and Ongoing Activities:

6th Dutch-Belgian Discrete Math Seminar (invited speaker) - Vrije Universiteit Brussel 🇧🇪 - May 2024

Algorithms in Algebraic Geometry - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - Spring 2024

Matroids and Applications - Online - Spring 2024

### Past Activities:

5th GSM on Applied Algebra and Combinatorics (poster presenter) - Freie Universität Berlin 🇩🇪 - April 2024

Chow Lectures (poster presenter) - MPI Leipzig 🇩🇪 - October 2023

A Workshop on Geometry and Commutative Algebra - Politecnico di Milano 🇮🇹 - September 2023

Solving Polynomial Systems - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - 2022/23

Tensors: Geometry and Applications - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - Spring 2023

4th Dutch Belgian Discrete Math Seminar - Vrije Universiteit Brussel 🇧🇪 - May 2023

4th GSM on Applied Algebra and Combinatorics (invited speaker) - KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University 🇸🇪 - April 2023

Recent Breakthroughs in Mathematics - Belgian Mathematical Society, Brussels 🇧🇪 - April 2023

K-Stability of Fano Varieties and Birational Invariants - University of Trento 🇮🇹 - January 2023

Algebraic Statistics and Related Topics - University of Trento 🇮🇹 - October 2022

## Education:

Master's Degree in Mathematics (2021) taking part in the ALGANT double degree Master program at Università degli studi di Padova (IT) and Université de Bordeaux (FR).

Supervisor: professor Andrea Fanelli

Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics (2019) at Università degli studi di Padova (IT).

Thesis (in Italian): Three-Dimensional Hyperbolic Geometry

Supervisor: professor Maurizio Cailotto

## Research:

Liftable Point-Line Configurations: Defining Equations and Irreducibility of Associated Matroid and Circuit Varieties - with O. Clarke, and F. Mohammadi

## supervision:

### Internships:

Shokhzod Kurokboev - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - Summer 2023

## talks and posters:

Talk: Vrije Universiteit Brussel - May 2024

Poster: On Circuits of Matroids and Liftability Properties of Point-Line Configurations (poster) - Freie Universitat Berlin 🇩🇪 - April 2024

Talk: The F4 Algorithm - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - March 2024

Talk: Matroids Basics (slides) - Online - February 2024

Poster: On Matroid Varieties and Point-Line Configurations (poster) - Chow Lectures 🇩🇪 - October 2023

Talk: Numerical Certification Methods - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - May 2023

Talk: On Matroid Varieties and Point-Line Configurations (slides) - KTH Stockholm 🇸🇪 - April 2023

Talk: Representation Theory for Spaces of Tensors - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - March 2023

Talk: Theoretical Bounds on the Number of Solutions of a Polynomial System - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - January 2023

## Teaching:

Spring 2024 - TA for Mathematics 2: Calculus and Linear Algebra - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - Bachelors's in Bio-Engineering - Prof. Niels Bonneux.

Fall 2023 - TA for Mathematics 1: Calculus and Linear Algebra - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - Bachelor's in Bio-Engineering - Prof. Tom Van Doorsselaere.

Spring 2023 - TA for Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry (with Francesca Zaffalon and Sebastian Seemann) - KU Leuven 🇧🇪 - Master's in Mathematics - Prof. Fatemeh Mohammadi.

2021/22 - Maths and Physics Teacher - Liceo Scientifico E. Majorana (Mirano VE 🇮🇹) & Liceo Scientifico G.Galilei (Dolo VE 🇮🇹)

Spring 2020 - TA for Linear Algebra and Geometry - Università di Padova 🇮🇹 - Bachelor's in Engineering - Prof. Maurizio Candilera.

Fall 2019 - TA for Geometry 1 - Università di Padova 🇮🇹 - Bachelor's in Mathematics - Prof. Maurizio Candilera.

## "I'm on the right track, baby. I was born this way."

Lady Gaga