
Dr. Carlos Enrique Améndola Cerón

Email: carlos.amendola (at) tum.de


I am a postdoc at TU Munich in the research groups Mathematical Statistics led by Claudia Klüppelberg and Optimization and Data Analysis led by Felix Krahmer.
My main research interest is Algebraic Statistics. I am also very interested in developments concerning Applied Algebraic Geometry.
I graduated as a Mathematics PhD student in Bernd Sturmfels' Einstein Fellowship research group in "Nonlinear Algebra" at TU Berlin. My coadvisor was Christian Haase.
I have a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and an additional B.S. in Mathematics degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México .
I also obtained an M.S. in Mathematics from Courant Institute at New York University.
I am the new Bernoulli Society eBriefs editor.
Publications and Preprints
Tapas of Algebraic Statistics (with M. Casanellas and L. García Puente), Notices of the American Mathematical Society , Vol. 65, No. 8 (2018) 936938.
Varieties of Signature Tensors (with P. Friz and B. Sturmfels), submitted.
Discrete Gaussian Distributions via Theta Functions (with D. Agostini), SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry , to appear.
Computing Tropical Varieties in Macaulay2 (with K. Kohn, S. Lamboglia, D. Maclagan, B. Smith, J. Sommars, P. Tripoli and M. Zajaczkowska), submitted.
Maximum Number of Modes of Gaussian Mixtures (with A. Engström and C. Haase), submitted.
The Maximum Likelihood Degree of Toric Varieties (with N. Bliss, I. Burke, C. Gibbons, M. Helmer, S. Hoşten, E. Nash, J. Rodriguez and D. Smolkin), Journal of Symbolic Computation (2018).
Solving Parameterized Polynomial Systems with Decomposable Projections (with J. Rodriguez), presented at MEGA 2017 Code
Algebraic Identifiability of Gaussian Mixtures (with K. Ranestad and B. Sturmfels), International Mathematics Research Notices , 21 (2018) 65566580.
Moment Varieties of Gaussian Mixtures (with JC. Faugère and B. Sturmfels), Journal of Algebraic Statistics , 7 (2016) 1428.
Maximum Likelihood Estimates for Gaussian Mixtures are Transcendental (with M. Drton and B. Sturmfels),
Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences , (eds. I. Kotsireas, S. Rump and C. Yap), MACIS 2015, Berlin, (2016) 579590.
PhD Thesis Algebraic Statistics of Gaussian Mixtures (2017). Advisor: Bernd Sturmfels , Christian Haase
Thesis Bases de Gröbner: una variedad de aplicaciones (Gröbner Bases: a variety of applications) (2013). Advisor: Dr. Leon Kushner Schnur
Thesis Una Introducción a la Estadística Algebraica (An Introduction to Algebraic Statistics) (2012). Advisor: Dra. Araceli Reyes Guerrero
Teaching
Winter Semester 2018/2019:
Probabilistic Methods and Algorithms in Data Analysis [MA4803]
Advanced Student Seminar: Algebraic Statistics
Summer Semester 2018:
Statistics for Business Administration (with Introduction to R) [MA9712]
Activities
Feb 14  15, 2019: Optimality in Algebraic Statistics, TU Dortmund
Jan 11, 2019: BerlinLeipzig Day Mathematical Statistics, HU Berlin
Dec 11  14, 2018: Advances in Applied Algebraic Geometry, Bristol
Dec 10, 2018: Talk at Algebra and Geometry Seminar, University of Bristol
Nov 26  27, 2018: Complexity Reduction in Algebraic Statistics, OVGU Magdeburg
Nov 14, 2018: Talk at Mathematics and Statistics Seminar, University of Cyprus
Sept 24  28, 2018: Summer School in Algebraic Statistics, Norway
Sept 5  21, 2018: Nonlinear Algebra, ICERM
Aug 13  17, 2018: Numerical Computing in Algebraic Geometry, MPI Leipzig
July 9  13, 2018: SIAM Annual Meeting, Portland
June 14  16, 2018: BerlinOxford Meeting, WIAS
May 25  27, 2018: Introduction to Algebraic Statistics Course, Berlin
April 30, 2018: Talk at Stochastic Analysis Seminar, Oxford
April 19, 2018: Talk at Rough Paths, SPDEs and related topics Seminar, TU Berlin
Feb 27  March 2, 2018: German Probability and Statistics Days, Freiburg
Feb 19  23, 2018: Linking Topology to Algebraic Geometry and Statistics, MPI Leipzig
Feb 7, 2018: Talk at Seminar on Statistics and Risk Management, TU Munich
Jan 10  13, 2018: Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego
Dec 11  12, 2017: OSCAR, MPIMIS Leipzig
Nov 30  Dec 2, 2017: Algebraic Methods in Statistics, Osnabrück
Nov 12  13, 2017: Talk at BerlinLeipzig Seminar, FU Berlin
Nov 10, 2017: 2nd Algebraic Statistics Day, MPI Leipzig
Nov 6  7, 2017: Algebra Meets Numerics Workshop, TU Berlin
Nov 3, 2017: Talk at What is...? Seminar, TU Berlin
Oct 9  10, 2017: BMSBGSMath Junior Meeting, Barcelona
Sept 19, 2017: Talk at Applied Algebra and Geometry Seminar, MIT
Aug 11, 2017: Algebraic Statistics Day, MPI Leipzig
July 31  Aug 4, 2017: SIAM Applied Algebraic Geometry, Atlanta
July 27  29, 2017: Applied Macaulay2 Tutorials, Georgia Tech
July 10  19, 2017: Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Barcelona
July 3  7, 2017: Real Algebraic Geometry Workshop, MPI Leipzig
June 12  16, 2017: Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry (MEGA 2017), Nice
June 10, 2017: Polynomials and Polytopes, TU Berlin
May 27, 2017: Interactions between Algebra and the Sciences, MPI Leipzig
May 22  24, 2017: Chow Lecture, MPI and University of Leipzig
May 11  12, 2017: Computing in Tropical Geometry Workshop, Zuse Institute Berlin
April 16  22, 2017: Algebraic Statistics Workshop, Oberwolfach
Feb 3, 2017: Polymake Workshop, TU Berlin
Jan 21, 2017: ReinholdBaer Colloquium, TU Berlin
Jan 10  11, 2017: Workshop on Nonlinear Algebra, Max Planck Institute Leipzig
Jan 8, 2017: Numerical Algebraic Geometry adjoint meeting, Georgia Tech
Jan 4  7, 2017: Joint Mathematics Meetings, Atlanta
Dec 13  15, 2016: Einstein Workshop on Lattice Polytopes, FU Berlin
Dec 13, 2016: Talk at Modern Methods in Applied Stochastics and Nonparametric Statistics Seminar, WIAS Berlin
Dec 12  13, 2016: Tensors: Algebra Meets Numerics, Max Planck Institute Leipzig
Nov 3  4, 2016: National Algebra Meeting, Oslo
Oct 12  14, 2016: Conference on Conditional Independence Structures and Extremes, TU Munich
Aug 29, 2016: Talk at Seminario de Matemáticas ITAM, México
Aug 17, 2016: Talk at Coloquio Instituto de Matemáticas UNAM, Cuernavaca
July 28  30, 2016: Crossroads: Workshop on Stochastic Analysis and Related Fields, HU Berlin
July 18  22, 2016: 7th European Congress of Mathematics, TU Berlin
July 11  15, 2016: SIAM Annual Meeting, Boston
July 4  8, 2016: Goethe Universität Summer School on Geometry of Valuations, Frankfurt
June 27  July 2, 2016: Aalto Summer School on Algebra, Statistics and Combinatorics, Helsinki
June 12  18, 2016: AMS Mathematics Research Communities: Algebraic Statistics, Utah
May 23  26, 2016: Macaulay2 Workshop, University of Warwick
May 20  21, 2016: Geometry and Optimization with ALgebraic methods (GOAL) Workshop, Paris
May 9  13, 2016: Hausdorff School: Economics and Tropical Geometry, Bonn
March 18, 2016: Talk at Combinatorics Seminar, UC Berkeley
March 2, 2016: Talk at AlgebraGeometryCombinatorics Seminar, San Francisco State University
Feb 27, 2016: MAA Golden Section Meeting, UC Davis
Feb 1, 2016: Talk at Applied Algebra Seminar, UC Berkeley
Jan 6  9, 2016: Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle
Dec 10, 2015: NonLinear Algebra Seminar, TU Berlin
Nov 18, 2015: Talk at Forschungszentrum Biosystemtechnik CDS theory seminar, Universität Magdeburg
Nov 17, 2015: Talk at Institut für Algebra und Geometrie, Universität Magdeburg
Nov 16, 2015: Talk at Graduiertenkolleg: Methods for Discrete Structures, FU Berlin
Nov 11  13, 2015: Mathematical Aspects of Computer and Information Sciences, ZIB Berlin
Oct 8  9, 2015: Meeting on Algebraic Vision, TU Berlin
June 29  July 10, 2015: BMS Summer School: Convex Geometry, Berlin
June 15  19, 2015: Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry (MEGA 2015), Trento
June 8  11, 2015: Algebraic Statistics 2015, Genova
May 29  30, 2015: Workshop on Nonlinear Algebra, Berlin
May 27  28, 2015: Tropical Döner Workshop, FU Berlin
April 10  11, 2015: Applied Math Days, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York