Three new Bonn Junior Fellows at HCM

Recently, three new Bonn Junior Fellows started their research at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics: Alexey Bufetov and Georg Oberdieck coming from MIT, and Anne Driemel from Eindhoven. We would like to briefly introduce all three scientists here and wish them a successful start. 

You can find here more information on our Bonn Junior Fellow program and here the current call for applications.

Alexey Bufetov studied mathematics at Moscow State University until 2011. Afterwards he completed his Ph.D. at Higher School of Economics (Moscow) in 2015, with the thesis "Random partitions and asymptotic representation theory". This work contains a central limit theorem for random Young diagrams related to representations of symmetric groups. From 2015 he worked as a C.L.E. Moore Instructor at MIT. His research is devoted to the analysis of probabilistic models coming from representation theory, statistical mechanics, random matrices, and combinatorics. The main goals are to deduce the asymptotic behavior of these models and to better understand their structure.

After her diploma in Computer Science at the FU Berlin in 2009, Anne Driemel received her Ph.D. from Utrecht University in 2013. She then worked for six months as a postdoctoral fellow at TU Dortmund before moving to TU Eindhoven in April 2014, first as postdoctoral researcher and from 2015 as assistant professor. Anne Driemel works in the area of computational geometry - a part of theoretical computer science with strong ties to discrete and combinatorial geometry. Her work is motivated by open problems in machine learning involving trajectory data. Her primary goal is to design algorithms and data structures that are both practical and have provable performance. To this end, she combines classical worst-case analysis with approximation and randomization techniques and with realistic input models.

Georg Oberdieck completed his studies in mathematics at the ETH Zürich in 2011. In 2015, he received his Ph.D. under the supervision of Rahul Pandharipande, one of the leading experts in modern algebraic geometry, with the thesis "The enumerative geometry of the Hilbert schemes of points of a K3 surface". Afterwards, he worked at MIT as a C.L.E. Moore Instructor. Georg Oberdieck does research in the field of enumerative geometry of algebraic varieties and their connection to modular forms. The area is one of the most dynamic branches of algebraic geometry, with various relations to symplectic and discrete geometry, but also to number theory and homological algebra.