## SIAM Journal on applied algebra and geometry

## Seminar in coding theory and cryptography

I organize a research seminar
in coding theory and cryptography, together with J.
Rosenthal. The seminar takes place at the Universities of
Neuchatel and Zurich.

## Journal of algebra and its applications

I recently joined the editorial board of the

Journal
of Algebra and its Applications. I will be handling
submissions on public key cryptography, coding theory,
commutative algebra, and algebraic geometry.

## MEGA 2017 in Nice

The next

MEGA conference
will be held in Nice (France) on June 12-16, 2017. I am a member
of the executive committee.

## CIMPA

I am member of the management team of CIMPA (International Centre
for Pure and Applied Mathematics), a non-profit international
organization whose aim is promoting international cooperation
in higher education and research in mathematics for the
benefit of developing countries. Please contact me if you are
interested in organizing a research school in a developing
country or in giving a course in such a school.

## Applications of algebraic geometry at IPAM

On February 22-26 I was at IPAM for the workshop on

Algebraic
Geometry for Coding Theory and Cryptography. I lead a

research
group on trace zero subgroups, together with

Christophe
Ritzenthaler.

## Conferences in honor of Juan Migliore and Winfried Bruns

On May 16-19 I was at the University of Notre Dame for the

Midwest Commutative
Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Conference on the occasion
of Juan Migliore's sixtieth birthday. On May 20-June 3 I was at
the Palazzone in Cortona for the conference on

Homological
and Computational Methods in Commutative Algebra on the
occasion of Winfried Bruns' seventieth birthday.