Dr Dimitra Kosta

  • Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow (Mathematics)

Research interests

Research Interests

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.



Research Groups


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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

Additional information


My education and research were hosted at the University of Ioannina, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Vienna, where I gained experience at undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral level. Between 2014-2017, I was a Daphne Jackson Trust Research Fellow at the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh, funded jointly by EPSRC and the University of Edinburgh.