Mahrud Sayrafi @ School of Mathematics, UMN

Snoqualmie river, Washington. PC: Sophia Elia

  • PhD Student
  • 557 Vincent Hall
    206 Church St SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • mahrud [at] math [dot] umn [dot] edu
  • Pronouns: He/Him


My research interests lie in the neighborhood of algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and [computational] intersection theory.

I’m also interested in studying gerrymandering as a source of interesting problems in mathematics. In previous lives I’ve studied quantum information, cryptography, and radio astronomy.


Directed Reading Program

The Directed Reading Program is a graduate student-run program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to work closely with mathematics graduate students in an independent reading project.


A main aspect of my research involves developing and implementing algorithms to study explicit examples in algebraic geometry and commutative algebra.

Here are some packages I’ve contributed to:

I’m always happy to chat about Macaulay2 and learn how others use it in research.