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 (

Summer School: TDA and Persistent Homology

Topological Data Analysis and Persistent Homology - First Announcement

A school devoted to Topological Data Analysis and Persistent Homology will take place from Monday, June 11 to Friday June 15, 2018, at the Hotel Bellavista in Levico Terme (Trento, Italy), in the framework of the scientific activity of CIRM-FBK (

The program consists of three mini-courses delivered by John Harer (Duke University), Steve Oudot (INRIA Saclay) and Christopher J. Tralie (Duke University).

For details we refer to the official webpage of the school, now published at the link

Some funds to cover living expenses for young participants are available.

The deadline for registration and application for financial support is April 30, 2018.

PhD position at Tulane in TDA for Digital Pathology

Carola Wenk writes
I have an opening for a PhD position in the use of topological descriptors and HPC methods for digital pathology, see below.

A PhD research assistantship in visualization and computational topology of biomedical data is available in the Department of Computer Science at Tulane University under the supervision of Brian Summa and Carola Wenk, part of the NSF-funded project "Quantifying Morphologic Phenotypes in Prostate Cancer - Developing Topological Descriptors for Machine Learning Algorithms". See here for more information on the project:
This is an interdisciplinary project including faculty and students from Tulane University and Montana State University in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Pathology.

The focus of this PhD research assistantship is on the visualization and high-performance computing aspects of topological descriptors computed on gigapixel image data. This research assistantship is for three years of the typically 5-year PhD program in Computer Science, starting in Fall 2018.

For more information and to apply please contact Brian Summa ( or Carola Wenk ( See here for more information and application instructions for Tulane's Computer Science PhD program:

Postdoc in TDA at Michigan State University

Elizabeth Munch writes:
I am hiring a postdoc in topological data analysis with an emphasis on Reeb Graphs, mapper, and the interleaving distance to start in the fall of 2018. The successful applicant will have a strong math and/or theoretical computer science background, as well as comfort with programming and implementation.

More information and how to apply can be found here :

Of course, feel free to email me with any questions at