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Highlights of the Year

Our joint research project GOAL@SiliconValley with Californian University UC Berkeley has been selected by Inria (2015-2018). GOAL led by Bernd Sturmfels (UC Berkeley) and Jean-Charles Faugère (POLSYS, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt) on “Geometry and Optimization with ALgebraic methods“: The goal of this project is to develop algorithms and mathematical tools to solve geometric and optimization problems through algebraic techniques. As a long-term goal, the joint team plans to develop new software to solve these problems more efficiently. These objectives encompass the challenge of identifying instances of these problems that can be solved in polynomial time with respect to the number of solutions and modeling these problems with polynomial equations.

The webpage of the research project is http://www-polsys.lip6.fr/GOAL/index.html

The kickoff workshop was held at UC Berkeley in May 2015, see https://math.berkeley.edu/~bernd/GOALworkshop.html .