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 http://ist.ac.at/atmcs8.

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 atmcs8@appliedtopology.org 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: https://mbi.osu.edu/event/?id=1197

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: https://mbi.osu.edu/event/?id=1217

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 r.levi@abdn.ac.uk

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 jared.culbertson@us.af.mil.

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:
https://sites.google.com/view/dragon-applied-topology
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,
pawel