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Prof. Dr. Gregor Kemper


Algorithmic Algebra



Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Kemper’s research centers on invariant theory, commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, group theory and representation theory. His particular interest lies in algorithmic aspects of invariant theory and their possible applications – in image processing for example.

After studying mathematics in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg, he completed his doctorate (1994) and lecturer qualification (1999) under Prof. Matzat in Heidelberg. Since 2002, Prof. Kemper has been a full professor at TUM. He has worked at several institutions outside Germany, including Berkeley, Sydney, Singapore, Ann Arbor and Paris.


  • Preis für gute Lehre des Freistaates Bayern (2007)

Key Publications (all publications)

Kemper G, Ngo Viet T, Nguyen Thi VA: "Toward a Theory of Monomial Preorders". Mathematics of Computation. 2018; 87: 2513–2537.


Kemper G: A Course in Commutative Algebra. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer-Verlag, 2010.


Derksen H, Kemper G: “Computing invariants of algebraic group actions in arbitrary characteristic”. Advances in Mathematics. 2008; 217(5): 2089-2129.


Boutin M, Kemper G: “On Reconstructing n-Point Configurations from the Distribution of Distances or Areas”. Advances in Applied Mathematics. 2004; 32(4): 709-735.


Kemper G: “On the Cohen-Macaulay Property of Modular Invariant Rings”. Journal of Algebra. 1999; 215(1): 330-351.