Hirotachi Abo received a PhD in mathematics from Saarland University in 2002. He is currently working at the University of Idaho as associate professor of Mathematics. Before joining the University of Idaho, he spent three years as a visiting assistant professor at Colorado State University. His research interests lie in objects in algebraic geometry, commutative algebra and multi-linear algebra. His current research focus is on the study of problems in multi-linear algebra from the algebro-geometric viewpoint.