Dan Bates
Associate Professor
Currently on Leave at USNA
CSU Mathematics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO   80523

The NAGlab, Spring 2014
Left to right: Me, Brent Davis, Steve Ihde, Tim Hodges, Matt Niemerg, Eric Hanson, Jesse Drendel, and (a slightly photoshopped) Prof. Chris Peterson

Email: dbates [AT] usna.edu
(also bates [AT] math.colostate.edu and gmail account first.last.math)


I am a numerical algebraic geometer in the math department at CSU, though I am currently on leave at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. I have various research interests, though my work revolves around the numerical solution of polynomial systems. In particular, much of my work so far is in some way related to the field of numerical algebraic geometry (numerical methods for computing quantities and structures related to polynomial systems). Here is a broader (but not complete) list of some areas that interest me:
  • SIAM has recently created a new journal, SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry, and I have agreed to serve as an Associate Editor. Here is the website.
  • The achievements of numerical algebraic geometry pioneer Andrew Sommese have been recognized in 2017 as he was named a SIAM Fellow!

My cv (pdf)
Preprints (my cv is generally more up to date)
Here are slides of a "Numerical algebraic geometry boot camp" I gave at Notre Dame in Spring '16.
Students (NAGlab page)
Official Bertini website
Links to collaborators
Some of my work is supported by the National Science Foundation, particularly via grants DMS-0914674, DMS-1025564, DMS-1115668, ACI-1440467, and DMS-1719658 (see note at bottom of page).
Recent support has also come from the Air Force, via grant FA8650-13-1-7317.


Spring 2017
Math 261: Calculus III (just the coordinator, not teaching a section)
Math 519: Complex Analysis (a graduate qualifying course)

Previous courses

Seminars and reading/research groups
NAGlab (Numerical algebraic geometry lab), meeting times vary; contact me if interested in attending
FRAGmeNT Seminar
Applied Math Seminar
Other departmental seminars

Upcoming/recent conferences of interest and other travel plans
Visit Courant Institute of Mathematics at NYU (NYC, November 2016)
JMM 2017 (Atlanta, January 2017), particularly this session
SLAM 2017 (Albuquerque, March 2017)
Visit Courant Institute of Mathematics at NYU (NYC, March 2017)
Polynomials, kinematics, and robots: A conference honoring Charles Wampler (Notre Dame, June 2017)
FoCM 2017 (Barcelona, Spain, July 2017), particularly this session
ACA 2017 (Jerusalem, Israel, July 2017), particularly this session
ISSAC 2017 (Kaiserslautern, Germany, July 2017), particularly the poster session
SIAM Annual Meeting 2017 (Pittsburgh, July 2017)
SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG17) (Atlanta, July 2017)
Coloquio Latinoamericano de Álgebra (Quito, Ecuador, August 2017)
AMS Fall Western Sectional 2017 (Denton, TX, September 2017), particularly this section.
SIAM Central States Section Meeting (CSU, September/October 2017).
Meeting on Algebraic Geometry for Applications 2018 (Atlanta, April 2018).
SIAM Annual meeting 2018 (Portland, July 2018)
International Congress on Mathematical Software (ICMS 2018), especially this this session on Computational Algebraic Geometry (South Bend, July 2018)
ICERM special semester on Nonlinear Algebra (Providence, Fall 2018)

Math organizations

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