Manuscripts Wanted for Special Issue of AIMS Mathematics: “Recent Advances in Algebraic Topology and Applications”

Prof. Guowei Wei of Michigan State University will be guest editor for this special issue. Wei can be reached at: weig@msu.edu.

The original posting at AIMS press provides a non-exhaustive list of manuscript topics with the main criterion being that the research results “provide insight into algebraic topology and applications:”

  • Homotopy theory and applications  
  • Cohomology theories and applications  
  • Topological properties of manifolds and applications  
  • Sheaf theory and applications  
  • Knot theory and applications  
  • Algebraic, topological, and computational K-theory  
  • Topological data analysis (TDA)  
  • Topological deep learning  
  • Topology-enabled AI and AI-enabled topology  
  • Topological methods in biology, medicine, and neuroscience  
  • Application-inspired algebraic topology  
  • Interdisciplinary applications of algebraic topology

Deadlines:

“All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication. The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 July 2025.”

Summer School on “Stability in Topological Data Analysis”

Barbara Giunti writes:

“Dear All,

Claudia, Lisbeth, and I are organizing a Summer School on “Stability in Topological Data Analysis” at the Mittag-Leffler Institute in Stockholm, from the 30th of June to the 4th of July 2025. 

(https://www.mittag-leffler.se/activities/ewm-ems-summer-school-stability-in-topological-data-analysis/)

The school focuses on general techniques to achieve stability of invariants in TDA that can be applied to different objects, from persistence modules to Reeb graphs. The target participants are young researchers in the field (from advanced Master’s students to early postdocs). We are very excited to have three extraordinary planned speakers: Elizabeth Munch (Michigan University), Martina Scolamiero (KTH), and Katharine Turner (Australian National University). 

This summer school is sponsored by the Mittag-Leffler Institute, EMS, and EWM, and one of the requirements is to have a high women participation rate. We have room for around 25 participants, for which accommodation and some meals (breakfasts, lunches, and a conference dinner) are covered, and a few extra local participants (with lunches and a conference dinner also covered). We currently have no guarantees for travel funds, but we are applying for some.

We are now accepting applications via this form

The form can be edited after the submission until the deadline, we will receive a notification for each edit. The deadline for applying is August 15th AoE. We would be grateful if you could share this opportunity with interested researchers. We hope this will be a great chance for learning a lot about stability tools in TDA, and also for networking. Therefore, we especially welcome (young) researchers who usually have fewer opportunities to engage with the community.  

We are also coordinating with the organizers of the next Young Topologists Meeting (scheduled for Summer 2025 in Stockholm) to avoid overlapping and try to have the two events back-to-back.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

Have a nice day,

Barbara”

MICCAI Workshop on Topology- and Graph-Informed Imaging Informatics (TGI3)

All are welcome to submit and attend our workshop on Topology- and Graph-Informed Imaging Informatics (TGI3). It will be held during the upcoming MICCAI 2024 (Morocco, October). The deadline is coming soon but we are considering extending it for a couple of more weeks. Please reach out if you have any questions.

https://topology-miccai.github.io/First_TGI_2024.html

Best,

Chao Chen

Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

Stony Brook University

2 Interdisciplinary Postdoc Positions at KTH

Martina Scolamiero writes:

“Together with Saikat Chatterjee (KTH) and Sara Garcia Ptacek (Karolinska Institutet) I will be supervising a two year postdoc position at KTH on an interdisciplinary project aimed at developing topological and ML methods to study medical and biological data, with a focus on repurposing medications for dementia patients. 

This is the second of the two positions in the following announcement (https://www.kth.se/lediga-jobb/732270?l=en). The deadline for application is 27-th June. Please spread the word to possibly interested candidates and feel free to contact me (scola@kth.se) for further details. ” 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Opportunity: “An ‘Erlangen Programme’ for AI ”

“We invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in the School of Mathematical Sciences for the project “An ‘Erlangen Programme’ for AI ”, funded by the EPSRC. This is a large project across multiple universities including including Oxford, Imperial, Southampton, Durham, and Aberdeen. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Omer Bobrowski and Dr. Primoz Skraba, to bridge the gap between topology and deep learning by investigating how stochastic topological tools can be developed and used to systematically analyse, interpret, and improve the performance of deep neural networks. The position will involve collaborations with researchers at the other universities in the hub as well as opportunities for attending workshops and conferences.

The successful applicant will have, or soon obtain, a PhD degree in mathematics or related area, or equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience, with expertise in at least one of the areas: machine learning, applied topology, and/or probability theory.

The position is up to 3 years.

The job is listed at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/9746.html with a deadline of June 30th

For any further questions please contact p.skraba@qmul.ac.uk or o.bobrowski@qmul.ac.uk

Postdoctoral Research Assistant Opportunity: “Topological Phase Transitions in Stochastic Geometry”

“We invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in the School of Mathematical Sciences. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with Prof. Omer Bobrowski on the project “Topological Phase Transitions in Stochastic Geometry”, funded by the EPSRC. The main goal of this project is to study the probabilistic behaviour of random high-dimensional structures, focusing on phase transitions (sharp changes) related to their topology. The phenomena studied serve both as high-dimensional generalisations for well-known phenomena in random graphs and stochastic geometry, and as means to develop insight into statistical and computational challenges in topological analysis of data analysis (TDA).

The successful applicant will have, or be about to obtain, a PhD degree in mathematics, or equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. Applicants should have research experience in a field closely related to probability theory and/or applied topology.

The position is up to 2 years. 

The job is listed at: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/9743.html with a deadline of June 30th

“Topological Phase Transitions in Stochastic Geometry”,For any further questions please contact  o.bobrowski@qmul.ac.uk

Lectureship in Mathematical foundations of AI

We are advertising a lectureship in Mathematical Foundations of AI and Machine Learning with the deadline of 3 June 2024. The position should be attractive to mathematicians with an interest in the theoretical foundations of the subject, and so in particular it should be of interest to those working in topological data analysis, applied topology, and similar subjects. We are partners in the EPSRC-sponsored programme “Mathematical Foundations of Intelligence: An “Erlangen Programme” for AI” which started earlier this year and will run for five years. As part of this endeavour, we will be appointing two postdocs in this area, the first of which will start in October 2024. The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to engage with this programme. 

We warmly invite and encourage applications from women and other groups under represented in this area. I’d be very happy to answer questions about the position. 

The relevant link is here: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2684624PJ

For more information, please contact Jacek Brodzki.

Best wishes, 
Jacek Brodzki

Multiple research positions available in TDA & HPC (post-doc, engineer)

Dr Julien Tierny writes:

Dear colleagues,

In the context of the ERC project “TORI” (dedicated to topological data analysis and visualization, http://erc-tori.github.io/), the Computer Science department (LIP6) of Sorbonne University (Paris, France) offers several research positions.

These positions will be supervised in collaboration with Pierre Fortin (https://pro.univ-lille.fr/en/pierre-fortin) from the University of Lille. They will be located, by default, at Sorbonne University (LIP6 lab, Paris), but, depending on the candidate’s interest, a relocation at the University of Lille (CRIStAL lab, Lille) might be considered.

These positions include:

  • 1 post-doc position in high performance computing (HPC) for topological data analysis, to be filled as soon as possible, but no later than October 2025 (duration: 12 months, with a possible follow-up).
  • 1 research engineer position on the development and maintenance of TTK (http://topology-tool-kit.github.io/), preferably with prior HPC experience, to be filled as soon as possible, but no later than October 2025 (duration: 12 months, with a possible follow-up).

More details are available on the webpage of the TORI project:
https://erc-tori.github.io/jobs/

Thanks for forwarding these offers to colleagues who may be interested.

Please contact us directly by email for more information.

Best regards,

Dr Julien Tierny
CNRS Researcher
Sorbonne Universite
https://julien-tierny.github.io/

Postdoc Position in TDA + Plant Bio at MSU

Elizabeth (Liz) Munch writes:

Hey folks!

Myself and Dan Chitwood (MSU Horticulture Department) are hiring a postdoc to work at the intersection of TDA and plant morphology at Michigan State University. Specific info is here: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/518468/research-associatefixed-term
The review starts June 1st, application posting expires August 15th, and the position potentially starts September 1st. Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested, or feel free to message me if you’d like more info!

Best,
Liz

Oxford TDA conference: SPIRES 2024

Heather Harrington, Vidit Nanda, and Ulrike Tillmann write:

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

It is a pleasure to announce:

Spires 2024
7-9 August, 2024
Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK

This fourth annual conference of the Centre for Topological Data Analysis will bring together researchers in the field of topological data analysis and cognate areas. Applications to the natural sciences such as biology and neuroscience will be discussed. As the field matures some of its methods have also found applications back in foundational mathematics that we are keen to explore. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/groups/topological-data-analysis/spires-2024__;!!DZ3fjg!74uo9iHnWefaL20MbVbjJG0RAIdyFmLfyvadQIjq6BdgRzhblyX3PSV4pIJsrQZNt_vpNzzOpV0mjYQuY4eeL5MxLzLfGWSJR8F6Ia_u9g$

Speakers will include:

Gunnar Carlsson
Rob Ghrist
Claudia Landi
Ezra Miller
Anthea Monod
Sayan Mukherjee
Nina Otter
Bastian Rieck
Egor Shelukhin
Primoz Skraba

The programme will include a poster session and participants are invited to submit an abstract.

Funding is available for accommodation and travel.
Application deadline for funding: 6 May 2024.
Registration deadline: 8 July 2024.

We are looking forward to seeing you in August in Oxford:
Heather Harrington, Vidit Nanda, and Ulrike Tillmann