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Welcome to my website.

My name is Thai Nguyen (Nguyễn Thành Thái in Vietnamese, Thái Thành Nguyễn in publication, and Thanh Thai Nguyen in legal documents). I am a Britton postdoctoral fellow at McMaster University, working in Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry group with Dr. Megumi Harada, Dr. Jenna Rajchgot, and Dr. Adam Van Tuyl. I recently completed my PhD degree at Tulane University. My advisor is Dr. Tài Huy Hà. 

I am interested in combinatorial and computational aspects of commutative algebra and its interactions with combinatorics and geometry. My current research topics include asymptotic behavior of algebraic properties and invariants of graded families of ideals with connection to Newton-Okounkov body theory, polynomial interpolation questions involving symbolic powers of ideals of points, as well as algebra and combinatorics of monomial ideals and binomial ideals. More recently, I am interested in two operations on ideals and algebraic varieties, namely, the geometric vertex decomposition of ideals and the Hadamard product of varieties.

I am teaching MATH1B03 (Linear Algebra 1) in Fall 2023.

I am co-organizing McMaster Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar 2023-2024. Talks take place Thursday at 9:30-10:20am (Eastern) at HH 207. If you are interested in giving a talk, feel free to send me an email.

I am co-organizing a special session on Commutative Algebra at the CMS Winter meeting, December 2023, Montreal with Sankhaneel Bisui and Adam Van Tuyl. If you are interested in giving a short talk, feel free to send us an email.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at nguyt161(at)mcmaster(dot)ca or tnguyen11(at)tulane(dot)edu.