Mahrud Sayrafi @ School of Mathematics, UMN

Snoqualmie river, Washington, by Sophia Elia


My interests lie in the neighborhood of algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and 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.


Student Commutative Algebra Seminar

Fall 2019 topics:

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.