GTU Faculty to Collaborate with France on Joint Project

21 January 2019

GTU Institute of Information Technologies Faculty Dr. Zafeirakis Zafeirakopoulos' project is to be funded under TÜBİTAK 2509 "Programme  of Integrated  Actions (PIA)-Boğaziçi Action" 

The project titled "Gröbner bases, resultants and multi-faceted geometry (GRAPE)", which is a joint project between Gebze Technical University and Paris National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), will be funded under TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 2509 "Programme  of Integrated  Actions (PIA)-Boğaziçi Action". Besides GTU Academic Dr. Zafeirakis Zafeirakopoulos, who is the coordinator of the GRAPE Project under PIA-Boğaziçi Program, Dr. Ayesha Asloob Qureshi from Sabancı University, 2 doctoral and 2 master's students will also be supported.

Providing information on the project's purpose, Dr. Zafeirakopoulos commented: "Faster algorithms are being developed to solve some polynomial systems. Many issues originating from engineering, fundamental sciences, life sciences and social sciences can be modeled as polynomial systems. That is why the solution of a polynomial system is generally expected to be a challenging mission involving computation. The more the problem's variables and the higher the degree of polynomials in the system, the harder it is to solve them. Gröbner bases are one of the most fundamental means in the solution of computational algebra and polynomial systems. Their applications include many disciplines such as complexity theory, optimization, coding, encryption, games, robotics, control, statistics, and biology. Gröbner bases will be mainly used for the application of the project. In the project, we will work with Elias Tsigaridas (INRIA Paris), who is the project coordinator on the French side of the project and a leading expert in the field of Gröbner bases and the solution of polynomial systems."

As GTU Family, we congratulate our academic and wish him continued success.

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