# Rekha R. Thomas

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### Walker Family Endowed Professor in Mathematics

#### * Department of Mathematics, University of Washington *

** Research Interests:** Optimization & Applied Algebraic Geometry

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** Background: **
I received a Ph.D. in Operations Research
from Cornell University in 1994 under the supervision of
Bernd Sturmfels .
After postdoctoral positions at the Cowles
Foundation for Economics at Yale University (with Herb
Scarf ) and the Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum for Informationstechnik
in Berlin, I joined the math department at Texas A&M
University as an assistant professor. I am currently a
Professor of Mathematics at the University of Washington where
I held the Robert R. and Elaine F. Phelps Professorship
from 2008-2012 and the Robert B. Warfield Jr. Faculty Fellowship from 2017-2020.

An interview with Leila Sloman for the American Math Society (2023) Bringing Photographs to Life | Mathematical Moment 166

I was in a guest on the podcast "My Favorite Theorem" in July 2021