•           The Ohio State University
                    Assistant Professor



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

  • Postal address:
      Mathematics Department
      The Ohio State University
      Room 620 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 am one of the organizers of the Algebraic Geometry Seminar at OSU. Feel free to contact me if you are in town and would like to speak.

I am 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. This semester, the meeting will be held at Yale University on November 30th, 2017. Please join us!


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 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.

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 (with abstracts) and my CV, updated in September 2015.


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