Invited speakers

As in the previous years, we will have two invited speakers, one internal and one external one. They have been chosen by popular vote and are

We look forward to their talks!

Martina Juhnke-KubitzkeMartina Juhnke-Kubitzke

University of Osnabrück

Martina Juhnke-Kubitzke is a Professor of Discrete Mathematics at the University of Osnabrück. She obtained her PhD from the Philipps-Universität Marburg/Lahn in 2009 under the supervision of Volkmar Welker. Before joining the University of Osnabrück, she has held positions as a postdoctoral researcher in Reykjavík (Háskólin í Reykjavík), Vienna (University of Vienna), and Frankfurt am Main (Goethe-Universität). Her research interests include algebraic and topological combinatorics, discrete and convex geometry, and real algebraic geometry.

More information can be found on her webpage.

Olga Holtz

University of California-Berkeley and Technische Universität Berlin

Olga Holtz is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of California-Berkeley, a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Technical University Berlin, and a member of the BMS faculty. She obtained her PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000. Her advisor was Hans Schneider. In the past, she has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Humboldt fellow at the Institute of Mathematics of the Technical University Berlin, and assistant and associate professor at the University of California-Berkeley. Her research interests include classical and numerical analysis, matrix and operator theory, approximation theory, commutative algebra, analysis of algorithms and computational complexity. She is a recipient of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award and the European Mathematical Society Prize, among others.

For more information, visit her webpage at UC Berkeley or at TU Berlin .