Current von Neumann Fellow

Cynthia Vinzant

Funding provided by the National Science Foundation

Affiliation

Mathematics

Field of Study

Real Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Optimization

Home Institution

North Carolina State University

Cynthia Vinzant’s research centers on real algebraic objects appearing in combinatorics, matrix theory, and convex optimization. This includes polynomials with special properties, such as nonnegativity or hyperbolicity, certificates thereof, such as sums-of-squares and determinantal representations, and applications in semidefinite programming and matroid theory.

Dates at IAS

von Neumann Fellow
School of Mathematics
current

Degrees

University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D.
2011

Appointments

North Carolina State University
Assistant Professor