# Laurentiu-George MAXIM: Geometric and topological aspects of optimization

**Time: **
Mon 2022-12-12 13.00

**Location: **
3721, Lindstedtsvägen 25, and Zoom

**Video link: **
Meeting ID: 621 8808 6001

**Participating: **
Laurentiu-George MAXIM (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

### Abstract

In algebraic statistics, algebraic degrees measure the complexity of an optimization problem, and they are a good indicator of the running time needed to solve such a problem exactly. I will report on recent applications of topology and algebraic geometry to the calculation of various algebraic degrees of optimization. Based on joint work with J. Rodriguez, B. Wang and L. Wu.