•           The Ohio State University
                    Assistant Professor

  • Email:    cueto (dot) 5 (at sign) osu (dot) edu

  • Postal address:
      Mathematics Department
      The Ohio State University
      Room 636 Math Tower
      231 West 18th Avenue
      Columbus, OH, 43210-1174, USA

      Phone: +1 (614) 688-5773
      Fax: +1 (614) 292-1479

Since Fall 2015, I am an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the Mathematics Department at The Ohio State University.

My research focuses on Tropical Geometry and its interactions with Combinatorics and Algebraic Geometry. I'm currently interested in the topological interplay between tropical varieties and analytic spaces in the sense of Berkovich. During my PhD, I studied tropical methods for implicitization problems and did some work on applications of mathematics to phylogenetics.

I help organize two seminars at OSU: the Algebraic Geometry Seminar and the Geometry, Combinatorics and Integrable Systems Seminar. Feel free to contact me if you are in town and would like to speak.

With David Penneys, Krystal Taylor and Daniel Thompson we are organizing the OSU Graduate Advising Workshop 2019, to be held in June 1-2 2019 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, US. This weekend-long career development style event is meant to be a venue for discussing best practices on advising. Its target audience is junior faculty who are starting to advise graduate students. We will have some experienced mentors leading the discussion and helping us brainstorm ideas on this important aspect of our career. This meeting is the third iterate of a workshop in 2017 on graduate advising run by Moon Duchin and Sarah Koch at the University of Michigan and a workshop in 2015 on graduate advising run by Moon Duchin and Larry Guth. Registration for the 2019 edition is now open.

My research is supported by a National Science Foundation Standard Grant DMS-1700194.

I am a proud Latina!

About me

I was awarded a PhD in Mathematics by the UC Berkeley Math Department in December 2010. The title of my dissertation was Tropical Implicitization. My advisor was Bernd Sturmfels.

In September 2006 I graduated from the University of Buenos Aires as a Licenciada en Matemática (roughly equiv. Master in Science). My advisor was Dr. Alicia Dickenstein and the title of my thesis was Multiplicities and Discriminantal Varieties.

In Fall 2016, I was a long-term member of the Fields Institute's Special Program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry. This semester-long program focused on the topics in algebraic geometry with deep combinatorial connections.

In 2011-2015 I was an NSF Postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University. My mentor was Andrei Okounkov.

During Jan 2012 - July 2013, I was an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. My scientific sponsor was Annette Werner.

In Spring 2011, I was a postdoc member at the Mittag-Leffler Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) for the Scientific Program: "Algebraic Geometry with a view towards applications".

I was on the job market during 2014-2015. For some general useful advise, you can check out this webpage and this blog.

With Yoav Len and Martin Ulirsch, we organized a Special Session on Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Tropical Geometry at the AMS Spring 2018 Central Sectional Meeting which took place in March 16-18 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, US. The full list of talks and some slides can be found here.

During 2014-2018, I was one of the organizers of the Bi-annual Algebraic and Tropical Meetings of Brown and YaLE. The BATMOBYLE is a vehicle for bringing together the algebraic and tropical geometry groups of Brown and Yale and nearby institutions for a biannual day of talks alternating between the two universities. If you are in the area, check it out!

With Christian Haase, Alex Küronya and Greg Smith we organized PEAK 2017: Perspectives and Emerging Topics in Algebra and Konvexity, to be held at Haus Bergkranz in February 3-9, 2017. Participation was by invitation only.

With Facundo Mémoli and Daniel Thompson, we organized the 2016-2017 Departamental Colloquium series at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, US.

With Nathan Ilten, we organized the Colloquium during the Fall 2016 Mayor Thematic Program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry at The Fields Insitute, Toronto, ON, Canada.

During November-December 2016 I gave a 6-hour minicourse entitled Berkovich spaces from the tropical perspective at the Tapas Series of the Major Thematic Program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry, which took place at Fields Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada in Fall 2016.

During 4-8 July 2016 I gave a 4-hour minicourse entitled Valuations of function fields and projective geometry at the Summer School: Geometry of Valuations, which took place at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany.

With Anders Jensen and Josephine Yu, I organized three Minisymposia on Tropical Geometry at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry (AG15). The meeting took place at the National Institute For Mathematical Sciences, in Daejeon, Korea, on August 3-7, 2015.

I was one of the mentors of the graduate student BOOTCAMP for the 2015 Algebraic Geometry Summer Research Institute, which took place at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, on July 6-10, 2015. My group worked on tropical geometry and its applications to algebraic geometry. More information can be found here.

With Matt Baker, Lucia Caporaso, Eric Katz and Sam Payne we organized a workshop on Specialization of Linear Series for Algebraic and Tropical Curves which took place at Banff Research Station in March 30 - April 04, 2014. A complete description, including recordings of the wounderful talks, can be found here. Participation was by invitation only.

I was one of the local organizers of MEGA 2013: Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry, which took place in June 3-7 2013, at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany.

With Christian Haase and Greg Smith we organized PEAKs 2013: Perspectives and Emerging Topics in Algebra and Combinatorics, held at Haus Bergkranz in March 17-24, 2013. Participation was by invitation only.

With six other colleagues, I organized the CIEM Workshop on Tropical Geometry, a major international workshop on tropical geometry that took place in December 12-16 2011 in Castro Urdiales, Spain. Together with E. Brugallé, A. Dickenstein, E.M. Feichtner and I. Itenberg we edited the prooceedings of this workshop, which were published in 2013 as volume 589 of the AMS Contemporary Mathematics (CONM) book series. This issue was entitled Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Tropical Geometry. Information about this volume can be found here.

During Fall 2010, Helge Ruddat and I organized a Seminar on Mirror Symmetry and Tropical Geometry.

Here are my list of publications and my CV, updated in January 2019.

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