Welcome to the web home of Papri Dey

About me

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech. My mentor is Prof. Greg Blekherman.

Before that I was a postdoc fellow in the Department of Mathematics, University of Missouri-Columbia since June 2019 to June 2022. I completed my PhD in June 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Harish K. Pillai in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. In my PhD thesis, I worked on Determinantal Representations of Multivariate Polynomials that is considered as one of the fundamental problems in Convex Algebraic Geometry. I worked as a visiting scientist in Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig under the supervision of Prof. Bernd Sturmfels from October 2017 to January 2018, and as a visiting scientist in the R. C. Bose centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata under the supervision of Prof. Bimal K. Roy during March - August, 2018. Then I spent Fall 2018 as a postdoc at Brown University in the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) during the semester program on nonlinear algebra, worked under the supervision of Prof. Jonathan Hauenstein and spent Spring 2019 as a Microsoft Research Fellow at Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, University of California, Berkeley during the semester program on geometry of polynomials under the mentorship of Prof. Alistair Sinclair .

Research Interests

  • Convex Algebraic Geometry : Monic symmetric /hermitian determinantal Representations of Polynomials, Negative dependence and the geometry of polynomials, Hyperbolic polynomials, Real Stable polynomials.

  • Nonlinear Algebra

  • Computational Algebra

Publications and Preprints

Software package:

Justin Chen and Papri Dey.

DeterminantalRepresentations: A Macaulay2 package

Invited Seminars/Talks/Sessions/Workshop

  • Computational and Applied Algebraic Geometry, a special session at the AMS Central Sectional Meeting at Purdue University, March 26-27, 2022.

  • Applied Algebra Seminar at UW Madison, December 2, 2021.

  • Colloquium at IISc Math, November 16, 2021.

  • Real Polynomials: Counting and Stability workshop in Oaxaca, October 17- 22, 2021.

  • Convex Algebraic Geometry mini-symposium at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, August 16-20, 2021.

  • Lightning talks, ICERM Workshop Geometry and Combinatorics from Root Systems (Mar 22 - 26, 2021), Brown University, USA.

  • Optimization and Real Algebraic Geometry special session at AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting, March 13-14, 2021.

  • Real Degeneracy loci of matrices and their configurations, AWM chapter seminar, University of Pittsburgh, USA, March-2021.

  • Lightning talks, ICERM Workshop Sage/Oscar Days for Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry (Feb 15-19, 2021), Brown University, USA.

  • An Introduction to Nonlinear Algebra. AWM Lunch Talk, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, Feb-2021.

  • A Geometric Approach to Conic Stability of Polynomials. Reunion workshop Geometry of Polynomials, Simons Institute, UC Berkeley, USA, 2020.

  • Conic Stability of Polynomials. Data Seminar, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 2020.

  • Computing Definite Determinantal Representations of Helton-Vinnikov Curves. KUMUNU 2019, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, Plenary speaker.

  • Computing Definite Determinantal Representations of Helton-Vinnikov Curves. Algebra Seminar, University of Missouri -Columbia, USA, 2019.

  • Solving polynomial systems in Julia, MSRI, UC Berkeley, USA, workshop, 2019.

  • One of two organizers for weekly Open Problem session at Simons Institute, UC Berkeley, 2019.

  • A Computational Relaxation to Determinantal Representation Problem: Algebraic Combinatorial Approach, Simons Fellows talk, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley, USA, 2019.

  • A Knot between Convex Algebraic Geometry and Non-linear Algebra. Post-doc seminar, ICERM, Brown University, USA, 2018

  • Characterization of determinantal Bivariate Polynomials. Geometrie TAG 2017, Otto-Von Guericke university, Magdeburg, Germany.

  • Monic symmetric/Hermitian determinantal representations of multivariate polynomials.TU Dortmund, Germany, seminar on Algebra and Geometry, 2017.

  • Monic symmetric/Hermitian Determinantal Representations of Multivariate Polynomials. Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, seminar on non-linear algebra, 2017.

Course(s) taught

  • Math 4100/7100- Differential Equations-Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020

  • Math 4720-Introduction to Abstract Algebra-Spring 2021


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Email: yedirpap@gmail.com or pdbdn@missouri.edu

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