Anne J. Shiu
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics
at Texas A&M University.
 Email address: annejls at math dot tamu dot edu
 Office: Blocker 601 E
 My CV.
I received a Ph.D. in 2010 in Mathematics with designated emphasis in genomic and computational biology from the University of California Berkeley. My advisors were Bernd Sturmfels and Lior Pachter.
During 20102011, I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mathematics
at Duke University. During 20112014, I was an NSF Postdoc and L.E. Dickson Instructor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Chicago.
I was an undergraduate at the University of Chicago; view the Chicago Mathematics Alumnae Project.
Research Experience for Undergraduates 2016:

The Department of Mathematics at Texas A&M will host an eightweek Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) from May 31 to July 22, 2016. I will mentor
the program on Algebraic Methods in Computational Biology. Details and how to apply are here.

Results and photos from the 2015 REU are here.
Teaching:

In Fall 2016, I will teach Discrete Mathematics (Math 302, section 501; Tues/Thurs 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM).

In Spring 2016, I am teaching Introduction to Mathematical Biology (Math 469, section 500).

During Fall 2015, I taught Abstract Algebra I (Math 415, section 502).

During Fall 2015, I cotaught with Jay Walton a graduate seminar course on Mathematical Biology (Math 669).

During Spring 2015, I taught Calculus I for Biological Sciences (Math 147, sections 501502503).

During Fall 2014, I taught Calculus I for Biological Sciences (Math 147, sections 510511512).
Research interests:
Algebraic, geometric, and combinatorial approaches to mathematical biology; biochemical dynamical systems; algebraic statistics; genomics.
Papers:

Which small reaction networks are multistationary?, with Badal Joshi. Submitted.

Obstructions to convexity in neural codes, with Caitlin Lienkaemper and Zev Woodstock. Submitted.

What makes a neural code convex?, with Carina Curto, Elizabeth Gross,
Jack Jeffries, Katherine Morrison, Mohamed Omar, Zvi Rosen, and Nora Youngs. Submitted.

Analyzing multistationarity in chemical reaction networks using the determinant optimization method, with Bryan Félix and Zev Woodstock. Applied Mathematics and Computation. Volumes 287–288, pp. 6073 (2016).
 Sign conditions for injectivity of generalized polynomial maps with applications to chemical reaction networks and real algebraic geometry, with Stefan Muller, Elisenda Feliu, Georg Regensburger, Carsten Conradi, and Alicia Dickenstein. Foundations of Computational Mathematics, 16:1, pp. 6997 (2016).
 A survey of methods for deciding whether a reaction network is multistationary, with Badal Joshi. Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena, special issue on "Chemical dynamics", 10:5, pp. 4767 (2015).
 A global convergence result for processive multisite phosphorylation systems, with Carsten Conradi. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 77:1, pp. 126155 (2015).
 A geometric approach to the global attractor conjecture, with Manoj Gopalkrishnan and Ezra Miller. SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Syst., 13:2, pp. 758797 (2014).
 A projection argument for differential inclusions, with applications to persistence of massaction kinetics, with Manoj Gopalkrishnan and Ezra Miller. SIGMA 9 (2013), 025, 25 pages.
 Atoms of multistationarity in chemical reaction networks, with Badal Joshi. Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, 51:1, pp. 153178 (2013).
 Simplifying the Jacobian Criterion for precluding multistationarity in chemical reaction networks, with Badal Joshi. SIAM J. Appl. Math., 72:3, pp. 857876 (2012).
 Chemical reaction systems with
toric steady states, with Mercedes Perez Millan,
Alicia Dickenstein, and Carsten Conradi. Bulletin
of Mathematical Biology, 74:5, pp. 10271065 (2011).
 Algebraic methods for biochemical reaction network theory, Ph.D. thesis, 2010.
 Siphons in chemical reaction networks, with Bernd Sturmfels. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 72:6, pp. 14481463 (2010).
 The dynamics of weakly reversible population processes near facets, with David F. Anderson. SIAM J. Appl. Math. 70:6, pp. 18401858 (2010).
 The smallest multistationary chemical reaction network. Proceedings of the Third International Conference, Algebraic Biology 2008, Castle of Hagenberg, Austria, July 31August 2, 2008. Lect. Notes Comput. Sc. 5147, pp. 172184 (2008).
 Toric dynamical systems, with Gheorghe Craciun, Alicia Dickenstein, and Bernd Sturmfels. Journal of Symbolic Computation 44, pp. 15511565 (2009).
 Comparing pattern detection methods in microarray time series of the segmentation clock, with M. Dequeant, S. Ahnert, H. Edelsbrunner, T. Fink, E. Glynn, G. Hattem, A. Kudlicki, Y.
Mileyko, J. Morton, A. Mushegian, L. Pachter, M. Rowicka, B. Sturmfels, and O. Pourquie. PLoS ONE 3:8, e2856 (2008).
 The cyclohedron test for finding periodic genes in time course expression studies, with Jason Morton, Lior Pachter, Bernd Sturmfels.
Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology: Vol. 6 : Iss. 1, Article 21 (2007).
 Convex rank tests and semigraphoids, with Jason Morton, Lior Pachter, Bernd Sturmfels, Oliver Wienand. SIAM J. Discrete Math. 23:3, pp. 11171134 (2009).
 Three counterexamples on semigraphoids, with Raymond Hemmecke, Jason Morton, Bernd Sturmfels, Oliver Wienand. Combinatorics, Probability and Computing. 17:02, pp 239257 (2008).
 Geometry of rank tests, with Jason Morton, Lior Pachter, Bernd Sturmfels, Oliver Wienand. The third European Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models, Prague, Czech Republic,
Sept. 1215, 2006.
Link to my papers on the ArXiv.
Upcoming Workshops and Conferences:
Past Workshops and Conferences:
Listed here.
Events I am organizing:

With Paulo LimaFilho and Jay Walton, I am organizing an IAMCS workshop on Contemporary Mathematical Challenges in the Life Sciences (May 1618, 2016). See also this article.
 With David F. Anderson, Matthew Johnston, Casian Pantea, and Lea Popovic, I am organizing a
workshop on "Mathematical Analysis of Biological Interaction Networks" at Banff International Research Station (Jun. 5 to Jun. 9, 2017).
Past events organized:
 With Sourav Chatterji, I organized a BerkeleyDavis Mathematical Genomics Meeting
(Friday, September 15, 2006 at the
UC Davis Genome Center).
 With Gheorghe Craciun and Manoj Gopalkrishnan, I organized a
Special Session on the Mathematics of Biochemical Reaction Networks, which took place at the 2009 AMS Spring Southeastern Section Meeting in
Raleigh, NC, April 45, 2009 (Saturday  Sunday).
 With Raman Sanyal, I organized the Berkeley Discrete Math Seminar during Spring 2009.
 With Valerie Hower, I organized a minisymposium at the SIAM Math for Industry conference (October 911, 2009 in San Francisco). The minisymposium took place 2:15 p.m.4:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 10.
 With Trevor Potter, Betsy Stovall, and Cynthia Vinzant, I organized a monthly seminar at UC Berkeley entitled Career Talks. This series introduced math graduate students to career paths within academia and industry.

With Sonja Mapes, I organized the Duke Algebraic Geometry seminar (Spring 2011).

With Manoj Gopalkrishnan and Casian Pantea, I organized a
minisymposium on biochemical reaction networks at
the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, NC State, Raleigh NC (Thurs.Sun., Oct. 69, 2011).
 With Francois Boulier, Thomas Sturm, and Andreas Weber,
I organized a Symbolic Methods for Chemical Reaction Networks seminar at
Castle Dagstuhl in Germany (November 1216, 2012). The Dagstuhl report of this seminar is available here.
 With Alicia Dickenstein and Jeremy Gunawardena, I organized a workshop on Mathematical problems arising from biochemical reaction networks at AIM in Palo Alto CA (March 2529, 2013). Computer algebra tutorial file available here.
 With Gilles Gnacadja, I organized a minisymposium on Algebraic Aspects of Biochemical Reaction Networks at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry 2013 at Colorado State University (August 14, 2013).
 I was one of the organizers of the 2015 Texas Algebraic Geometry Symposium, Texas A&M University (April 1012, 2015).

With Alicia Dickenstein, I organized a minisymposium on Algebraic structures arising in systems biology at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG15), Daejeon, South Korea, (August 37, 2015).
 I was one of the organizers of the MiniTAGS workshop at Texas A&M (Saturdays, September 26, 2015 and October 24, 2015)
Upcoming Talks:

"Which biochemical reaction networks are multistationary?", Algebraic Approaches in Systems Biology minisymposium,
SIAM Annual Meeting (AN16), Boston (July 1115, 2016)

"Algebraic signatures of convex and nonconvex neural codes", thematic session on "Computational Algebra and Applications of Algebra" at XXI Coloquio Latinoamericano de Álgebra, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (July 2529, 2016)

TBA, Networks Seminar series, University of Houston (September 2, 2016)
Past Talks:
Listed here.
Previous activities:
Older Projects:
Prior and current support:
 NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship 20102013 (DMS1004380)
 NSF grant: "Biochemical reaction systems: multistationarity, persistence, and identifiability" 20132017 (DMS1312473, transferred to DMS1513364)