Dr. Mounir Nisse



Mounir Nisse

Current Position

Associate Professor

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Mathematics and Applied Mathematics


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Right now I am an Associate Professor at Xiamen University Malaysia. Before that, I was an invited Researcher at IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France. Previously, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at MSRI - Berkeley, CA in fall 2009. Prior to that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station 2010-2013, and a Guest Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, Germany June-December 2013, and then an Assistant Professor of mathematics at School of Mathematics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), 2014- 2018. The primary focus of my research lies in the areas of complex algebraic geometry, computational algebraic geometry, tropical geometry, complex analysis, combinatorics, deformation of singularities, (co)amoebas of complex varieties, and mirror symmetry.



Complex and Tropical Algebraic Geometries, Enumerative Geometry (Gromov-Witten Invariants), Mirror Symmetry, and (Co)Amoebas.



  • Ph. D Degree (Mathematics), University of Paris 6, France (2010)

  • Master Degree (Major), University of Paris 6, France (2005)

  • Bachelor Degree (Pure Mathematics), University Paris Diderot, Paris 7, France.



  • Guest Researcher, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES), Bure-sur-Yvette, France (2018).

  • Assistant Professor, Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul, Rep. Korea (2014-2018).

  • Guest Researcher, Max Plan Institute for Mathematics, Bonn, Germany (2013).

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA (2010-2013).

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, MSRI, Berkeley, CA, USA (2010).


  • Chebyshev grant: awarded (2021). ICM2022, July 5th till July 15th.

  • Xiamen University Malaysia Research Fund (Grant no: XMUMRF/2020-C5/IMAT/0013), RM 60,000,  2021-2023.

  • Complex and Tropical Algebraic Geometry, KIAS Grant $55,000 (2014-2017).

  • Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm, Guest Researcher Mar. - Apr. 2018.



  • M. Nisse and F. Sottile (2021). Describing amoebas, to appear in Pacific Journal of Mathematics.

  • M. Nisse and Y-K Lim (2021). The zero-temperature limit of grand canonical ensembles via tropical geometry, J. Analysis and Math. Phys. 11, number:113.

  • Y-K Lim and M. Nisse (2021). Light-ring pairs from A-discriminant varieties, Phys. Rev. D 104, 104012.

  • M. Nisse and Y. R. Kim (2020). A natural topological manifold structure of phase tropical hypersurfaces, J. Korean Math. Soc. Published Online Nov. 30, 2020.

  • M. Nisseand T. Sadykov (2018). Amoeba-shaped polyhedral complex of an algebraic hypersurface, The Journal of Geometric Analysis (2019), Vol. 29, issue 2, pp 1356-1368.

  • M. Avendano, R. Kogan, M. Nisseand M. Rojas (2018). Metric Estimate and membership complexity for Archimedean amoebae and tropical hypersurfaces. Journal of Complexity, Vol. 46, June 2018, pp. 45-65.

  • M. Nisse(2016). Amoeba basis of zero-dimensional varieties. J. Pure Appl. Algebra 220, no 3, (2016), 1252-1257.

  • M. Nisseand F. Sottile (2016). Higher convexity for complement of tropical varieties. Mathematische Annalen, Vol. 365Issue 1, pp. 1 -12.

  • M. Nisseand F. Sottile (2015). Higher convexity of coamoeba complement. Bull. London Math. Soc., Vol 47, no 5, (2015), pp. 853-865.

  • M. Nisseand M. Passare (2017). Amoebas and coamoebas of linear spaces. Analysis meets Geometry: A tribute to Passare. Editors: M. Anderson, J. Boman, C. Kiselman, P. Kurasov and R. Sigurdsson, Trends in Mathematics, pp. 63-80, Springer/Birkhuser, 2017.

  • F. Madani and M. Nisse(2015). Analytic varieties with finite volume amoebas are algebraic., J. Reine Angew. Math., Vol. 706, (2015), pp. 67-81.

  • M. Nisseand F. Sottile (2013). Non-Archimedean coamoebas. Contemporary Mathematics Amer. Math. Soc., Vol. 605, (2013), pp. 73-91

  • F. Madani and M. Nisse(2013). Generalized logarithmic Gauss map and its relation to (co)amoebas. Math. Nachr., Vol. 286, No. 14-15, (2013), 1510-1513.

  • M. Nisseand F. Sottile (2013). The phase limit set of a variety. Algebra & Number Theory Vol. 7-2, (2013), 339-352.

  • F. Madani and M. Nisse(2013). On the volume of complex amoeba. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc., Vol 141, Number 4 (2013), 1113-1123.

  • M. Nisse(2011). Complex tropical localization, and coamoebas of complex algebraic hypersurfaces. Contemporary Mathematics Amer. Math. Soc., Vol. 556, (2011), 127-144.

  • M. Nisse(2009). On the geometry of coamoebas of complex algebraic hypersurfaces. Math. Forsch. Oberwolfach Report, Vol. 6, issue 1, (2009), 56-59.



  • Outstanding Research Achievement, Award, 2015, Korea Institute for Advanced Study.

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