Thorsten Theobald is a professor of Mathematics at the Goethe University, Frankfurt. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Trier in 1997, and obtained the Habilitation degree in Mathematics from the Technical University of Munich in 2003.
Thorsten held a postdoctoral position at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley, was a Feodor Lynen fellow of the Humboldt Foundation at Yale University, and an Assistant Professor at TU Berlin. He is an editor of the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA), and is the Executive Chair for the Conference MEGA 2019 (Effective Methods in Algebraic Geometry) in Madrid. His research interests include discrete and computational mathematics, geometry, and optimization—often with a particular focus on polynomials.