About me

I am a Hedrick Assistant Adjunct Professor (postdoc) in the mathematics department at UCLA, working with Guido Montúfar. My research interests are in algebraic statistics, applied algebraic geometry, and mathematical machine learning. Here is my CV.

In May-September 2025, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard, where I will work with Anna Seigal.

I completed my PhD in mathematics in December 2023 at UC Berkeley, where I was advised by Bernd Sturmfels and Serkan Hoşten. My PhD thesis "From Voronoi Cells to Algebraic Statistics" can be found here. I received my bachelor's degree with high honors in mathematics from Wesleyan University in 2019, where I was advised by Karen Collins. My undergraduate thesis "Combinatorial Nullstellensatz: Various Proofs, Extensions and Applications" can be found here.

Outside of math, I like to rock climb, dance, read books, travel, and make vegan food. I write creative non-fiction and poetry (in Russian).

You can reach me by email at yulia@math.ucla.edu. Here is my Google scholar page.


Check out my interview with Bernd Sturmfels on the occasion of the International Congress of Mathematicians 2022: