Leonie Kayser (she/her)

Math PhD student at MPI MiS Leipzig.


MPI MiS Leipzig

Office G3 05

Hi, I’m Leonie, a PhD student in math at MPI MiS, Leipzig. I’m a member of the Nonlinear Algebra Group, my advisor is Simon Telen. I am interested in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry with a view towards computation and applications.

I studied both mathematics and computer science at Leibniz University Hannover from 2016 to 2022. I wrote my master’s theses on The Waring problem for polynomials under Matthias Schütt and on Gröbner Bases and Their Complexity under Heribert Vollmer.

Upcoming events

Past events


Aug 1, 2023 Together with Yannik Mahlau and Lukas Berg we won an Outstanding Paper Award in the ML Reproducibility Challenge 2022! For an overview check out the Kaggle notebook!
Jul 6, 2023 My first preprint just went online! Check it out on arXiv:2307.02560.
May 24, 2023 I became a maintainer of the MathRepo! What is MathRepo?
Apr 11, 2023 I am the first face of the Math Planck People series! Check out the article here.
Jan 28, 2023 Hello world. This website just launched! :sparkles:

selected publications


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    Hilbert Functions of Chopped Ideals
    Fulvio GesmundoLeonie Kayser, and Simon Telen
    Jul 2023
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    [Re] On Explainability of Graph Neural Networks via Subgraph Explorations
    Yannik MahlauLeonie Kayser, and Lukas Berg
    ReScience C, Jul 2023