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Ivan Martino,
Zelevinsky Research Instructor and
Wallenberg Post-doctoral Fellow

Dept. of Mathematics
Northeastern University

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Curriculum Vitae (last update Aug 2018)
Teaching Portfolio (last update Aug 2018)
Publications List (last update Aug 2018)
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I am part of the RTG: Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory group funded by NSF. I am an organizer of the Geometry, Algebra, Singularities, Combinatorics (GASC) seminar and the Pick My Brain Seminar.
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. Currently, I am Zelevinsky Research Instructor at the Department of Mathematics of Northeastern University. Before, I was a Wallenberg Post-doctoral Fellow and before coming to US, I worked at University of Fribourg as Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Post-doc. Anders Björner and Torsten Ekedahl supervised me for my doctoral studies at Stockholm University. Click here if you want to see my math family tree.
Future Events
Alex Fink, Luca Moci and I will organize a Minisymposium
"New developments in matroid theory" at the
SIAM - Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry,
9-13 July, 2019, Bern (CH).

Fun facts. What do the Fields medalist, Alessio Figalli, and I have both in common? Italians, right but also we both have been awarded with the Anile Prize (me on 2009 and Alessio on 2010).

Financial supports. Several grants and foundations have funded my research, supported my travels, and contributed to the organization of events. Here a short list: National Science Foundation (as DMS-1645877), Wallenberg Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Andrei Zelevinsky Research Instructor Fund, Stiftelsen GS Magnusons fond (by Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien, KVA), Mats Essens minnesfond and Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelsen resefond 2012-2013 (by Svenska matematikersamfundet), Catania Institute of Advanced Study (SSC), Alumni Scuola Superiore di Catania.

I do agree with the diversity axioms of Federico Ardila:
Axiom 1. Mathematical talent is distributed equally among different groups, irrespective of geographic, demographic, and economic boundaries.
Axiom 2. Everyone can have joyful, meaningful, and em- powering mathematical experiences.
Axiom 3. Mathematics is a powerful, malleable tool that can be shaped and used differently by various communi- ties to serve their needs.
Axiom 4. Every student deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.

Scientific Production

  1. Groups generated in complex codimension two, with Rahul Singh;
  2. Realizable Z-matroids, with Alex Fink;
  3. Toric arrangements are shellable, with Alex Fink;

  4. Submitted for publication
  5. On the codimension of Noether-Lefshetz loci for toric threefolds with Valeriano Lanza;
  6. Cohen-Macaulay Property and linearity of pinched Veronese Rings with Ornella Greco;

  7. Published articles
  8. Finite Groups Generated in Low Real Codimension with Rahul Singh, acceepted in Linear Algebra and its Applications;
  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

Students for a Thesis
  • Jai ASLAM (Bachelor, NU): Group actions on Knots; Form Aug 2018 PhD student at NC State;
  • Jean HARERIMANA (Master, NUR): Some mathematical models for population growth and Crowd motion;
  • Victor LISINSKI (Extraseminar student, SU): Currently PhD student at University of Oxford;
  • Alexis MANISHIMWE (Master, NUR): Hausdorff's measure and the Isoperimetric problem;
  • Janvier NDAHIMANA RUKUNDO (Master, NUR): Genetic Algorithm and their applications;
  • Niklas HEDBERG (Bachelor, SU): Numerical solutions of an ODE-system.

REU - students
  • Walker Miller-Breetz, together with Rahul Singh;
  • Benjamin Bonenfant, together with Reuven Hodges;
  • Zheying Yu, together with Celine Bonandrini;
  • Kevin Su, together with Jonier Antunes;
  • Christina Nguyen, together with Whitney Drazen;
  • Noah Lichtblau, together with Mikhail Mironov;
  • Felipe Castellano-Macias, together with Alex Sorokin;
Soon, Alessio Borzì, Alon Duvall and Timothy Jackman will join the list too.


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 
Fax: + 1 617 373 5658 (write ATTN: Ivan Martino)
Email: ivanmartino.math@gmail.com
Twitter: my account is @IvanMartinoMath
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