Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2019


Jan Verschelde

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Jan Verschelde obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 1996 at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven). After postdoctoral fellowships at the KU Leuven, Michigan State University, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, he became a professor in the department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in 2000.

The focus of his research is on algorithms and software to solve systems of polynomial equations, a problem in computational algebraic geometry. He is the main developer of PHCpack, a free and open source software package. The source code is at For more info, visit


Title Day Room Track Start End
Controlling the Execution of Parallel Algorithms in Ada Saturday AW1.125 Ada 13:00 13:20
Solving Polynomial Systems in Python
phcpy: a scripting interface for PHCpack
Sunday UD2.120 (Chavanne) Python 16:30 16:55