Assistant Professor of Mathematics Courtney Gibbons attended the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Mathematics Research Communities June 12-18 in Snowbird, Utah. The program was focused on “Algebraic Statistics.”
Gibbons participated in a workshop on “Likelihood Geometry.” The group studied “the underlying structure of a statistical Maximum Likelihood Estimation problem defined by polynomial equations.”
She said that though her research usually focuses on commutative algebra, this program gave her a chance to apply her work to problems arising from statistics models.
The annual Mathematics Research Communities programs are geared toward early career mathematicians, giving them an opportunity to build social and collaborative networks to help inspire and sustain them as they continue in their work.