Ivan Martino,
Wallenberg Post-doctoral Fellow
Dept. of Mathematics
Northeastern University

+1 617 373 4456
i.martino@northeastern.edu
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Currently, I am Wallenberg Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Mathematics of Northeastern University.

I am an organizer of the Geometry, Algebra, Singularities, Combinatorics (GASC) seminar and the Pick My Brain Seminar. I am the faculty advisor of the Math Club.

I am co-PI of the Research Training Groups: Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory funded by NSF.
I belong to the Diversity Committee of the Department of Mathematics and I help and support the Diversity Committee of the College of Science.

Short Bio. In Sept 2016, I was appointed as Zelevinsky Research Instructor at the Department of Mathematics of Northeastern University.
Before coming to US, I was a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Post-doc at the University of Fribourg. Here it is the link to my previous research group: A:C&T.
I did my doctoral studies at Stockholm University. I was a student of Anders Björner and Torsten Ekedahl. Click here if you want to see my math family tree.


Future Events


MIT

Kaie Kubjas, Elina Robeva, Emanuele Ventura and I are organizing

a one day Workshop


on April 20, 2018
at MIT
in Cambridge, USA.


Northeastern

Emanuele Ventura and I are organizing


a Special Session on
Topics in Toric Geometry

on April 21 - 22, 2018
at AMS Sectional Meeting,
at the Northeastern University
in Boston, USA.


Northeastern

Nancy Abdallah, Sabine El-Khoury and I are organizing


a conference on
Algebra and Geometry

in June 2018
at the American University of Beirut
in Beirut, Lebanon.



Scientific Production


Publications


    Upcoming
  1. Z-matroids with Alex Fink;
  2. Generalized Weyl Groups with Rahul Singh;

  3. Pre-prints
  4. Cohen-Macaulay Property of pinched Veronese Rings with Ornella Greco;
  5. Systematic Discovery of Runge-Kutta Methods through Algebraic Varieties with Giuseppe Nicosia;

  6. Submitted articles
  7. Subspace arrangements and motives of classifying stacks of reflection groups with Emanuele Delucchi;

  8. Published articles
  9. Face module for realizable Z-matroids, accepted in Contributions to Discrete Mathematics;
  10. Introduction to the Ekedahl Invariants, MATH. SCAND. 120 (2017), 211–224a, DOI: https://doi.org/10.7146/math.scand.a-25693;
  11. The Ekedahl Invariant for finite groups J. Pure Appl. Algebra 220 (2016), no. 4, 1294–1309, DOI:10.1016/j.jpaa.2015.08.019;
  12. Syzygies of the Veronese Modules with Ornella Greco Comm. Algebra 44 (2016), no. 9, 3890–3906, DOI:10.1080/00927872.2015.1027389;
  13. Vertices Collapsing and Cuts Ideals; Serdica Math. J. 41 (2015), 229-242;
  14. On the variety of linear recurrences and numerical semigroups with Luca Martino Semigroup Forum 88 (2014), no. 3, 569–574. 20M14, DOI:10.1007/s00233-013-9551-2;
  15. An algebraic proof for the identities for the degree of syzygies in numerical semigroup with Neeraj Kumar, LE MATEMATICHE, Vol. LXVII (2012) - Fasc. I, pp. 81-89, DOI: 10.4418/2012.67.1.8;
  16. Global Optimization for Algebraic Geometry - Computing Runge-Kutta Methods with Giuseppe Nicosia, Learning and Intelligent Optimization, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2012, 449-454, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-34413-8_43;
  17. Regular sequences of power sums and complete symmetric polynomials with Neeraj Kumar, LE MATEMATICHE, Vol. LXVII (2012) - Fasc. I, pp. 103-117, doi:10.4418/2012.67.1.10;

  18. Thesis
  19. Ekedahl Invariants, Veronese Modules and Linear Recurrence Varieties, PhD-Thesis;
  20. The Ekedahl Invariant for finite groups, Licentiate (Half-PhD) Thesis;
  21. Signal functions on Semigroup, Diploma Thesis.


My students Didactics

  1. Jai ASLAM (Bachelor, NU): Group actions on Knots;
  2. Jean HARERIMANA (Master, NUR): Some mathematical models for population growth and Crowd motion;
  3. Victor LISINSKI (Extraseminar student, SU): Currently PhD student at University of Oxford;
  4. Alexis MANISHIMWE (Master, NUR): Hausdorff's measure and the Isoperimetric problem;
  5. Janvier NDAHIMANA RUKUNDO (Master, NUR): Genetic Algorithm and their applications;
  6. Niklas HEDBERG (Bachelor, SU): Numerical solutions of an ODE-system.

Future conferences/ Travels Conferences


1. Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series, October 13-15, 2017, Northeastern Univeristy, Boston, Massachusetts;
2. Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting, April 21-22, 2018, Northeastern Univeristy, Boston, Massachusetts;

Given talks


Here there is a list of research talks I have given: 


Here there is a list of divulgative talks I have given: 




Attended Conferences:

Here the list of conferences or talks that I have attended: 

2017

2016


2015


2014


2013


2012
2011
2010
2008
2007



Outreach


Interaction with the scientific community

  • During the academic year 2012-2013, I have co-organized the problem solving Mathematical Competition KAPPA 2013. This is a Mathematical competition for high school teacher of Mathematics or any other scientific subject.
  • From September 2012, I participate to the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) project for mathematics. SIDA, the National University of Rwanda (NUR) and Stockholm University offer to supervise selected students at NUR for a Master thesis in Mathematics.
    Under this project, I have supervised three students from Rwanda: Jean Harerimana (2016), \item Manishimwe Alexis (2013) and Janvier Ndahimana Rukundo (2013).
  • Since 2015, I am a scientific tutor for students at the Catania Institute of Advanced Study (SSC).
  • Since September 2016, I belong to the diversity committee of the Department of Mathematics of Northeastern University.
  • Since September 2016, I actively participate to the diversity committee of the College of Science of Northeastern University.
  • In November 2016, I was appointed as a scientific expert for the best Diploma Thesis in the Catania Institute of Advanced Study (SSC).

Information about research and development

My students:

  1. Jai ASLAM (Bachelor, NU): Group actions on Knots;
  2. Jean HARERIMANA (Master, NUR): Some mathematical models for population growth and Crowd motion;
  3. Victor LISINSKI (Extraseminar student, SU): Currently PhD student at University of Oxford;
  4. Alexis MANISHIMWE (Master, NUR): Hausdorff's measure and the Isoperimetric problem;
  5. Janvier NDAHIMANA RUKUNDO (Master, NUR): Genetic Algorithm and their applications;
  6. Niklas HEDBERG (Bachelor, SU): Numerical solutions of an ODE-system.

List of divulagative talks


List of courses I have taught:

At Northeastern University:
  1. Math Club;
  2. Mathematics Capstone course Math 4020 Undergraduate research;
  3. Introduction to mathematical reasoning (Bachelor level).
At University of Fribourg:
  1. Algebra and Geometry II (Bachelor level);
  2. Algebra and Geometry I (Bachelor level);
  3. Background in matroid theory and commutative algebra (PhD/Master Minicourse);
  4. Introduction to toric varieties (PhD/Master Minicourse);
  5. Resolution of Singularities (PhD/Master Minicourse);
  6. The cohomology of complete smooth toric varieties using shellability (PhD Minicourse);
  7. Combinatorial methods in topology (Master Course);
  8. Méthodes mathématiques de l'informatique (Bachelor/Master course).
At Stockholm University:
  1. Extraseminars (Bachelor level);
  2. Seminarisgruppen for Matematik I (Bachelor level);
  3. Räkneövning for Matematik I (Bachelor level);
  4. Handledning for Matematik I (Bachelor level);
  5. Handledning for Matematik D (Bachelor level);
  6. Optimization (Master Course).
At University of Catania:
  1. Geometry (Bachelor level).


My students:

  1. Jai ASLAM (Bachelor, NU): Group actions on Knots;
  2. Jean HARERIMANA (Master, NUR): Some mathematical models for population growth and Crowd motion;
  3. Victor LISINSKI (Extraseminar student, SU): Currently PhD student at University of Oxford;
  4. Alexis MANISHIMWE (Master, NUR): Hausdorff's measure and the Isoperimetric problem;
  5. Janvier NDAHIMANA RUKUNDO (Master, NUR): Genetic Algorithm and their applications;
  6. Niklas HEDBERG (Bachelor, SU): Numerical solutions of an ODE-system.


Relevant Teaching Experience


Extraseminars
One interesting part of my teaching experience is the Extraseminars course, an experimental Math Circle style course started in October 2010 (supported by Boris Shapiro) and continued until 2014. I organized student-oriented supplementary lectures for the most interested students of the first academic year of the science program of Stockholm University.
The experience was successful. I selected attractive mathematical topics following the taste of the students. For instance, I introduced projective geometry and let the students play with curves and surfaces. A good part of my job was mentoring these excellent students in their first steps in Topology, Algebra and basic Algebraic Geometry. This experience has let me start mentoring and supervising students since the beginning of my academic career and I have always enjoyed that.


Math Department consultant
From autumn of 2016, I am Math Department consultant of Mathematics Capstone course - Math 4020 Undergraduate research. In this course the students choose a topic, develop a proposal, write up and present a project of from 10 to 20 pages, involving some original thought. A large part of the course is practice in presenting the topic, and related mathematics. Students have used Math 4020 to get a feel for what research is like, and to help make a decision about whether to continue on to graduate school. Some have pursued further research, such as a summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).


Math Club
In September 2017, I was appointed as Faculty Advisor and main organizer of the Math Club. The Northeastern Math Club is a place where students interested in mathematics can get together and further explore mathematics outside of a classroom setting. We have weekly meetings which consist of a mix of both open discussions and talks given by professors, graduate students, and also some undergraduates.}
I was appointed as Faculty Advisor to shape this Club as Mathematical Lab, a place where undergraduate students could meet different type of math and interact with the faculty of the math department.

Teaching at Northeastern University

Autumn 2017:
Faculty Advisor for the Math Club.

Spring 2017:
Advisor of Jai Aslam, thesis presentation in May 2017.

Autumn 2016:
Math Department consultant of Mathematics Capstone course Math 4020 Undergraduate research..

Lecturer of Introduction to mathematical reasoning (Bachelor level);
Classes are every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 13:10.

Teaching at University of Fribourg

My position does not involve teaching, but I am anyway covering some lecturer and teaching assistant duties.

Spring 2016:
Teaching assistant for the course: Algebra and Geometry II;
The exercise sessions are every Tuesday at 15:15 to 17:00.

Lecturer of the minicourse: "Lessons on background in matroid theory and commutative algebra", May.

Teaching assistant for the course: Algebra and Geometry II;
The exercise sessions are every Tuesday at 15:15 to 17:00.

Autumn 2015:
Advisor of Jean Harerimana, thesis presentation in July 2016.

Teaching assistant for the course: Algebra and Geometry I;
The exercise sessions are every Tuesday at 15:15 to 17:00.

Spring 2015:
Lecturer of the minicourse: "The cohomology of complete smooth toric varieties using shellability", May.

Lecturer of the minicourse: "Resolution of Singularities", April.

Lecturer of the minicourse: "Introduction to toric varieties", March.

Teaching assistant for the course: Combinatorial methods in topology;
The exercise sessions are every Thurday at 13:15 to 14:00.

Autumn 2014:
Teaching assistant for the course: Méthodes mathématiques de l'informatique;
The exercise sessions are every Thurday at 10:15 to 12:00.

Teaching at Stockholm University (during my Ph.D).


In Sweden the PhD grant is normally for 4 years. If you decide to teach during your doctoral studies, then you get one year extension. In this case your time will be splitted as follows: 80% for the research and 20% for teaching.  20% of your time corresponds to 300 hours of teaching every academic year.
I know what you are thinking: "300 hours of teaching is a lot!!". You are right!!

It follows my teaching duties at Stockholm University:
Advisor Works:
  • Bachelor Advisor of NIKLAS HEDBERG. The thesis study the solutions of an ODE-system
  • Master Advisor of JANVIER NDAHIMANA RUKUNDO. The thesis is about Genetic Algorithm and their applications.
  • Master Advisor of MANISHIMWE ALEXIS. He study the Hausdorff's mesure and the Soap Bubbles conjecture.

Academic Year 2012-2013:
  • Seminarisgruppen for Matematik I (Bachelor Course) [24 seminars, semester January-May 2013]
  • Extraseminars (Bachelor Course) [semester January-May 2013, every week].

Academic Year 2011-2012:
  • Seminarisgruppen for Matematik I (Bachelor Course) [12 seminars, semester August-December 2011]
  • Extraseminars (Bachelor Course) [One year of seminars: 2011-12 every week]
  • Extraseminars (Bachelor Course) [One year of seminars: 2012 every week]
  • Seminarisgruppen for Matematik I (Bachelor Course) [12 seminars, semester January-May 2012]
  • Räkneövning for Matematik I (Bachelor Course) [12 seminars, semester January-May 2012]
  • Handledning for Matematik I (Bachelor Course) [12 times, semester January-May 2012]

Academic Year 2010-2011:
  • Handledning for Matematik I (Bachelor Course)[24 times, semester January-May]
  • Handledning for Matematik D (Bachelor Course)[12 times, semester January-May]
  • Optimization (Master Course) [3 classes, semester January-May]
  • Extraseminars (Bachelor Course) [5 classes, semester January-May]

Academic Year 2009-2010: No teaching.

Contacts

Mailing Address
Dr. Ivan Martino,
567 Lake Hall,
Northeastern University,
360 Huntington Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115, USA


Address for visitors 
My office is the room number 441 at the 4-th floor of the Lake Hall building.

How to contact me 
Phone: +1 617 373 2450
Fax: + 1 617 373 5658 (write ATTN: Ivan Martino)
Email: i.martino@northeastern.edu
Twitter: my account is @IvanMartinoMath
My Google Scholar profile: here
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