Dr Dimitra Kosta
- Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow (Mathematics)
My research lies in applied algebraic geometry, computational commutative algebra and algebraic statistics.
In particular I am interested in:
*Markov and Graver bases techniques in algebraic statistics
*phylogenetic algebraic geometry
*maximum likelihood estimation via numerical algebraic geometry
*Statistical learning theory and algebraic geometry
My research originally lay in the area of birational geometry, where I studied the factoriality condition for special threefolds, as well as the existence of Kähler-Einstein metrics for some two dimensional singular del Pezzo surfaces through log-canonical thresholds; algebro-geometric invariants used in birational geometry.
- Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics
- Environmental Statistics
- Geometry and Topology
- Statistical Methodology
Glasgow Mathematical Journal Trust Research Support Grants, UK Applied Algebra and Geometry network, 2016-2019
Edinburgh Mathematical Society Research Support Grants, UK Applied Algebra and Geometry network, 2016-2019
Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowship (50% FTE, 3 years), Funded jointly by EPSRC and the University of Edinburgh, 2014-2017