Born 17 January 1955
Nationality Argentinean Alma mater Universidad de Buenos Aires Scientific career Fields Algebraic Geometry and Nonlinear Algebra Institutions University of Buenos Aires Doctoral advisor Miguel E. M. Herrera
Alicia Dickenstein (born 17 January 1955, in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine mathematician known for her work on algebraic geometry, particularly toric geometry, tropical geometry, and their applications to biological systems. She is a full professor at the  University of Buenos Aires, a 2019  Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, a prior vice-president of the  International Mathematical Union (2015-2018), and a 2015 recipient of The World Academy of Sciences prize. 
Dickenstein is editor-in-chief of the journal
Revista de la Unión Matemática Argentina. She is also a corresponding editor for the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry.  
In 2009-2010, Dickenstein was an Eisenbud professor at
MSRI, and in 2012-2013, she was a Simons professor at MSRI.  In 2016, Dickenstein was a Knut and Alice Wallenbergs Professor at  KTH. 
Her research focuses on using
Algebraic geometry and combinatorics to predict behaviours of Biological systems without knowing precise parameters. She in conjunction with  Mercedes Perez Milian has created a system called The MESSI System (named after the footballer, Lionel Messi) which stands for Modifications of the type-Enzyme-Substrate or Swap with Intermediates. This allows researchers to prove general results valid in certain networks.  
Dickenstein obtained her Ph.D. from the
Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1982 under Miguel E. M. Herrera.  
In 2015, Dickenstein received the
TWAS Prize from The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries.
In 2018, Dickenstein was elected as a
Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for "contributions to computational algebra and its applications, especially in systems biology, and for global leadership in supporting underrepresented groups in mathematics."
Dickenstein has produced several books for children, including
, which presents Mate max: la matemática en todas partes mathematical problems designed for young children. 
Millán, Mercedes Pérez; Dickenstein, Alicia (2018). "The Structure of MESSI Biological Systems". SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. 17 (2): 1650-1682. arXiv: . 1612.08763 doi: 10.1137/17M1113722.
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Alicia Dickenstein at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
Newsletter European Mathematical Society June 2012 Issue 84