ATMCS 8 Call for Papers

It is a great pleasure to announce the 8th event in a conference series on Algebraic Topology: Methods, Computation, and Science, which will be held at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) just 30 minutes from Vienna, on June 25–29, 2018. The conference is organized by IST Austria and the local organizers are Prof. Herbert Edelsbrunner and Prof. Uli Wagner from the Algorithms, Geometry and Topology and Discrete and Computational Geometry and Topology research groups, respectively.

The ATMCS conference series is the main event in the flourishing area that connects algebraic topology with computer science and the natural sciences. It happens every two years and attracts the top established researchers as well as the best young talent in the field. In particular, there is a direct connection to the data science stream, and applications discussed at the meeting will touch research in biology and neuroscience, among others fields.

A key goal of the conference series is the further development of topological techniques for use in applications and the creation of new areas of applications in the subject. This conference series maintains a strong tradition of bringing together leading established researcher and young scientists in this emerging discipline, providing an opportunity for the exchange of experience and the development of new research ideas.

ATMCS8 invites submissions for contributed short talks (30 minutes) or research posters. For more information see

The website will be updated with current information, so please be sure to check back as the conference date approaches. Don't hesitate to write to if you have any questions.

We look forward to welcoming you at IST!

The ATMCS8 scientific committee

TRIPODS Workshop: Theory and Foundations of TGDA

TGDA@OSU TRIPODS Center Workshop: Theory and Foundations of TGDA

will take place at the Ohio State University in Columbus OH, May 21-25, 2018.

For details on how to register, apply for travel support, and a list of speakers, please visit the workshop website:

The workshop will feature a range of invited talks on topological, computational, and statistical aspects of Data Analysis. We encourage anyone working in this field to attend the workshop, and to register by March 12, 2018.

One of our goals is to reach out to junior researchers who intend to work in this field, and we can offer financial support to a limited number of domestic PhD students and junior researchers who apply by March 12. 

A week long summer school will precede the workshop, please encourage young researchers to apply:

Postdoc position in Aberdeen

Ran Levi writes:

The Institute of Mathematics in Aberdeen will soon be advertising a postdoctoral position funded by an EPSRC grant obtained by myself. The project which is entitled “Topological Analysis of Neural Systems” already employs two postdoctoral fellows and is expected to grow further. It is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project by its very nature, and aims to apply the powerful tools of algebraic topology to questions in neuroscience. A summary of the project can be found on the EPSRC website.  A large part of the project will be carried out in collaboration with the Blue Brain Project at EPFL, led by neuroscientist Henry Markram, and the Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience led by Kathryn Hess. 

The post in Aberdeen is funded for 18 months, and will include a generous travel and equipment budget. Work on this project will involve both theoretical and applied topology. Start date is 1st September 2018, but a different start date may be negotiated. 

The position is intended for a person holding a PhD in algebraic topology, applied and computational topology or computer science with a strong interest in studying and applying theoretical and computational tools of algebraic topology to neuroscience, and other relevant subjects. Experience in computations and/or applied algebraic topology would be an advantage. Basic training in neuroscience will be available if necessary.

The post should be advertised in 2-3 weeks. Another announcement will be posted to AlgTop. In the meanwhile informal inquiries are very welcome. Please email

Postdoc at Air Force Research Laboratory

Postdoc position at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

I am looking to hire a postdoc for a project that is focused on studying categories of (various classes of) dynamical systems. The project has dual, interconnected purposes: (i) developing categorical models of coupled, physically realizable nonlinear systems and their properties; as well as (ii) exploring the internal structure of these categories with an eye toward type theoretic connections.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, preferably with a background in applied category theory, type theory or related fields. The position is in Dayton, Ohio, USA, for one year with two additional years possible; the starting date is flexible.

For more information or to apply, please contact me at

Dragon Applied Topology Conference, Swansea 11-14 September 2018.

Dear all,
We are writing to announce the Dragon Applied Topology Conference that will take place in Swansea, UK 11-14 September 2018.
The conference webpage (still under construction) can be found here:
The aim of the conference is to bring together applied and theoretical academic researchers, and industry practitioners, working with topological data analysis. Registration will open in early March. If you have any questions, please let me know,
Hope to see you in Swansea,
all the best,

GETCO 2018 Conference

Here is a conference announcement:

GETCO 2018
September 10-14, 2018
Oaxaca, Mexico
The GETCO conference series focus on applications of algebraic topology in computer science with special emphasis in concurrency, distributed computing, networking and other situations related to systems of sequential computers that communicate with each other. It is aimed at mathematicians and computer scientists working in or interested in these subjects, including researchers and graduate students.

A special issue of the Journal of Applied and Computational Topology will be dedicated to selected papers from the conference.

Armando Castañeda, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Dmitry Feichtner-Kozlov, University of Bremen.
Eric Goubault, École Polytechnique, Paris.
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA.
Ran Levi, University of Aberdeen.
Martin Raussen, Aalborg University.

Tutorial on Multiparameter Persistence, Computation, and Applications

Matthew Wright and I are organizing a 3-day tutorial, titled "Multiparameter Persistence, Computation, and Applications" at the IMA in Minneapolis, August 13-15.

Details, including a tentative list of speakers, can be found here.

Those interested in participating should apply at the website linked above by March 15.  We expect to be able to provide travel support for at least 20 participants.  Members of groups underrepresented in mathematics are especially encouraged to apply.  Notifications of acceptance and funding will go out by April 1.

3 funded PhD positions in Computational Topology for Materials Science

The 3 PhD positions at the University of Liverpool (UK) are for UK/EU students, though international candidates can contribute to higher tuition fees. Programming skills in C++ or Python are needed. E-mail informal enquiries to vitaliy.kurlin(at)

Project 1 : Data Science and Machine Learning Applied to the Discovery of Solid Lithium Ion Conductors. Supervisors: Dr Matthew Dyer and Dr Vitaliy Kurlin. Deadline : 28 February 2018, funded for 3.5 years from October 2018.

Project 2 : Analysis of energy landscapes of molecular crystal structures employing combinatorial and topological methodologies.
Supervisors: Dr Yannis Goulermas, Dr Vitaliy Kurlin, Prof Graeme Day. Deadline : 1 May 2018, funded for 3 years from October 2018.

Project 3 : Data Driven Discovery of Functional Molecular Co-crystals.  Supervisors: Dr Matthew Dyer and Dr Vitaliy Kurlin. Deadline : 31 July 2018, funded for 3.5 years from October 2018.

PhD position in TDA at Swansea University.

As part of the major new Oxford-Swansea-Liverpool Center for Topological Data Analysis (funded by EPSRC grant EP/R018472/1), we are looking for a PhD student to join the Swansea team in investigating applications of topology to data science and physics.

Our team consist of:
Dr Pawel Dlotko - interested in applied and computational topology and data analysis.

Dr Jeffrey Giansiracusa -interested in topology and tropical algebraic geometry.

Prof. Biagio Lucini -interested in computational physics and quantum theory.

A postdoc with research interests in topological data analysis.

Multiple PhD students

The precise focus of the project will be adapted to the interests and background of the successful candidate. Potential emphasis could be in one or more of the following: new computational methods in topological data analysis, algebraic/geometric and category theoretic aspects of topology, topological analysis of phase transitions and topological objects in quantum field theory and other systems.

For more details please consult:

Do you have any questions? Please let us know:

Jeffrey Giansiracusa (

Pawel Dlotko (