# Mahrud Sayrafi @ School of Mathematics, UMN

- PhD Student
- 557 Vincent Hall

206 Church St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455 - mahrud [at] math [dot] umn [dot] edu
- Pronouns: He/Him

### Research

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

- $D$-Modules
- Virtual Resolutions

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.

## Activities

### 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.

### Macaulay2

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.