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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Office E18-425G
Cambridge, MA 02139

Skype: kaiekubjas
E-mail: kaie.kubjas@aalto.fi, kkubjas@mit.edu

About me

I am a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University (on leave). In 2017-2018, I am a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at MIT LIDS and IDSS, and in 2018-2019, I will be a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at UPMC PolSys Team.

In 2014-2016, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto Science Institute. In 2014, I spent a semester at the Simons Institute in Berkeley attending the program "Algorithms and Complexity in Algebraic Geometry". In 2013, I spent a semester at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn working with Bernd Sturmfels. I defended my PhD thesis "Algebraic and combinatorial aspects of group-based models" in May 2013 at Freie Universität Berlin. My supervisors were Christian Haase and Klaus Altmann. I was a member of Berlin Mathematical School

My research interests are in applied algebraic geometry, and in particular in algebraic statistics. I am also interested in connections to phylogenetics, optimization, polyhedral geometry and combinatorics.

I wrote a research vignette for the Simons Institute newsletter.

Activities

  • Speaking at the Seminar on Applied Algebra and Geometry at MIT on October 3, 2017
  • Speaking at the Valley Geometry Seminar at UMass Amherst on October 27, 2017
  • Speaking at the Mathematics Colloquium of Universität Osnabrück on November 29, 2017
  • Speaking at the workshop "Algebraic Methods in Statistics" in Osnabrück on November 30-December 2, 2017
  • Co-organizing a Special Session on Algebraic Statistics at the AMS Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting at the Northeastern University on April 21-22, 2018 (with Elina Robeva)
  • Attending AIM Workshop on Boltzmann Machines in San Jose, CA on September 17-21, 2018
  • Speaking at the meeting on Applied Algebraic Geometry in Bristol on December 12-14, 2018