# Hi, I’m Shelby Cox.

I am a postdoc in the Non-Linear Algebra Group at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Michigan with David Speyer in May 2024. I work in algebraic statistics and use tools from tropical geometry, algebraic geometry, commutative algebra, and combinatorics. I am particularly interested in problems in phylogenetics. I received my B.S. in mathematics and B.A. in linguistics from UMass Amherst, where I was advised by Jenia Tevelev.

Here is my CV.

- spcox@umich.edu
- F3 04

## Recent Papers

**Classifying Tree Topology Changes along Tropical Line Segments**.

*(to appear) Algebraic Statistics, 2023*.

**The tropical polytope is the set of all weighted tropical Fermat-Weber points**.

*(preprint) arXiv, 2023*.