Calin Chindris

Calin Chindris
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Calin Chindris
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Dr. Calin Chindris’ research interests lie at the interface of representation theory of finite-dimensional algebras and geometric invariant theory. His research is focused on theoretical aspects of invariant theory for finite-dimensional algebras as well as applications to Brascamp-Lieb theory on harmonic analysis, robust subspace recovery in machine learning, and Edmonds' problem in algebraic complexity.

Since coming to the University of Missouri, Calin’s work has been supported by the Simons Foundation, NSA and NSF. During his graduate career, Calin was the recipient of the Sumner Myers Award for best Ph.D. Thesis in Mathematics and the Wirt and Mary Cornwell Prize in Mathematics at the University of Michigan.


2005 Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mathematics

Frequently Taught Courses: 
  • Calculus II and III
  • Abstract Algebra (undergraduate and graduate level)
  • Topics courses in quiver invariant theory and applications
Select Publications: 

1. (with Harm Derksen) Capacity of quiver representations and Brascamp-Lieb constants. Preprint available at:, 2019

2. (with Ryan Kinser) Decomposing moduli of representations of finite-dimensional algebras, Mathematische Annalen, 372(1), 555-580, 2018

3. (with Andrew Carroll, Ryan Kinser, and Jerzy Weyman) Moduli spaces of representations of special biserial algebras, International Mathematics Research Notices 2018

4. (with Ryan Kinser and Jerzy Weyman) Module varieties and representation type of finitedimensional algebras, International Mathematics Research Notices 2015, no.3, 631-650