Category Archives: appliedtopology

PhD summit on intelligent Systems, 2 - 4 October 2019 at EPFL

The School of Engineering of EPFL in Switzerland is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the annual Engineering PhD Summit, a workshop for final year PhD students. This year the summit will focus on "Intelligent Systems", i.e., software and/or hardware systems that can interact with their dynamic environments, process data, perform proper actions, and improve over time,  see

  • Workshop dates: October 2-4, 2019
  • Deadline for application: May 31st, 2019

Top final year PhD students from around the world are invited to apply. Up to 20 candidates will be selected on a very competitive basis and invited to EPFL Switzerland, where they will get the opportunity to present their research and get informal feedback from top faculty members. Each accepted student will be given the opportunity to visit EPFL laboratories related to the summit theme and have intensive exchange with the lab head and the students. The PhD Summit prize for the best presentation and research content will be awarded at the end of the workshop. Funds for travel and accommodation will be provided for the selected candidates.Visit the Engineering PhD Summit website:

More details about the application process:

Topology in data science - SUMTOPO 2019 - Johannesburg

We are reaching out to you on behalf the of the organizers of the 34th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications. The NSF has just approved funding for some US participants to travel to the conference (July 1 - 4, 2019), especially students and early career faculty. This year, there is a session on topology in data science organized by Magnus Botnan (Vrije Univ.), Sara Kalisnik (Wesleyan), and Christian Lehn (TU Chemnitz).
If you know of any body that might be interested in attending our conference (particularly US based students, early career faculty, and members of under-represented groups), will you please pass along this information:
34th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications
Johannesburg, South Africa, July 1 - 4, 2019

US based participants apply for funding here (decisions made by April 17)

Early registration by June 5, 2019Abstract submission by May 31, 2019
Thank you very much for your help. Information about sessions and speakers is copied below.


We inform you that registration is now open for the 34th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications to be held 1-4 July 2019 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

We kindly invite you to participate in the conference by giving a 20-25 minutes talk. Abstract submission is open until May 31, 2019.

The conference will feature the following special sessions:

1.   Topological Algebra and Analysis

Lydia Aussenhofer

Ahmed Bouziad

Salvador Hernandez

2.   Asymmetric Structures and Order

Tom Richmond

Josef Slapal

3.   Dynamics and Continuum Theory

Paul Bankston

Sergio Macias

4.   Set-Theoretic Topology

Osvaldo Guzman

Michael Hrusak

Jonathan Verner

5.   Topology in Data Science

Magnus Botnan

Sara Kalisnik

Christian Lehn

Plenary speakers:

Topological Algebra and Analysis

Taras Banakh ( Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Ukraine)

Mahmoud Filali (University of Oulu, Finland)

Francesco Russo (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Asymmetric Structures and Order

Szymon Dolecki (Burgundy University, France)

Seithuti Philemon Moshokoa (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa)

Michel Schellekens (University College Cork, Ireland)

Dynamics and Continuum Theory

Daron Anderson (NUI Galway, Ireland)

Judy Kennedy (Lamar University, USA)

Petra Staynova (University of Leicester)

Set-Theoretic Topology

Rodrigo Hernandez (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico)

Jan van Mill (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Dilip Raghavan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Topology in Data Science

Vladimir Itskov (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Yusu Wang (Ohio State University, USA)

Winner of the Mary Ellen Rudin Award

Osvaldo Guzman (University of Toronto, Canada)

PhD Positions in Applied Algebraic Topology in Aberdeen

PhD positions in Applications of Algebraic Topology to Neuroscience.

Applications are invited for a fully funded studentship in applied algebraic topology. The studentship is funded by a collaboration grant between the Blue Brain Project at EPFL and the University of Aberdeen. The project involves research in algebraic topology, interactions with and applications to neuroscience.

Consideration will be given to applicants who already have or are expecting to have a First Class degree in mathematics or equivalent by the end of this academic year. Preference may be given to candidates with an MSc in mathematics. Some familiarity with applied and computational topology is an advantage but is not formally required.

Applications should be submitted to the University of Aberdeen

Candidates are encouraged to send a CV, a transcript of prior study and a letter of intent by email to Ran Levi at, prior to formal application.

Applied Mathematical Modeling with Topological Techniques, ICERM, Aug 5-9, 2019, Final Announcement

Dear all,

We are happy to share the second (and final) announcement for the ICERM topical workshop on “Applied Mathematical Modeling with Topological Techniques”, August 5-9, 2019. Applications are due on Monday, March 18.

For further information, please see the workshop webpage
or the advertisement poster

The Organizers
Henry Adams, Maria D’Orsogna, Rachel Neville, Jose Perea, Chad Topaz

Professorship in statistics at EPFL

The math department at EPFL has just announced the following search for a tenure-track assistant professor of statistics, which may be of interest to the more statistically minded subscribers to this page.

The Institute of Mathematics of the School of Basic Sciences at EPFL invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Statistics. In exceptional cases, appointment at the senior level may be considered.

We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in the development and application of novel statistical methodology,including candidates focussing on a substantive application area. Indicative methodological interests include large scale and causal inference, computationally intensive inference, and nonparametric inference. Indicative areas of application include, but are not limited to, biomedical science, genetics/genomics, environmental and earth science, physics and astronomy.

Application deadline is October 1.

Young Topologists Meeting 2019: Final Announcement

Dear all,

This is a final reminder for the Young Topologists Meeting 2019 which will take place between July 22 and July 26 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The program will feature two lecture series, one in pure and one in applied topology, given by Julie Bergner (University of Virginia) and Vidit Nanda (University of Oxford) as well as contributed talks. We strongly encourage participants to give a talk or present a poster. It does not have to contain original research results; expository presentations are also welcome.

We will be able to provide accommodation for some participants. We have also applied for NSF funding to cover the expenses of some participants from US institutions. Participants can indicate their interest for these funding possibilities in the registration form.

The deadline for accommodation applications has been extended to March 31, 2019 (which is also the deadline for the rest of the registration form). Further information, including abstracts for the lecture series and a link to the registration form, can be found on the conference website at:

We hope to see you in Lausanne!

The organizers

Stefania Ebli, Aras Ergus, Adelie Garin, Celia Hacker, Lyne Moser, Haoqing Wu

Professorship in computational biology at EPFL

The EPFL has decided to make a considerable investment in computational biology over the next few years.  As part of that effort, we are currently recruiting a tenure-track assistant professor or associate professor in computational biology.

The person recruited for this person does not have to be a biologist per se, but could be a mathematician, physicist, or computer scientist with strong interest in and considerable experience with applications to biology. 

For further information, please see the official announcement.   Note that the application deadline is January 15.

Please feel free to write to Kathryn Hess ( if you have any questions.

Conference on Geometric Data Analysis, May 20-23, 2019, on the University of Chicago main campus in Hyde Park

Conference on Geometric Data Analysis, May 20-23, 2019, on the University of Chicago main campus in Hyde Park.

This conference will bring together experts from around the world in the combination of geometrical or topological methods with probabilistic and statistical ones for the study of data.  Different ideas have been found valuable in the handling of different kinds of data, and we hope to promote discussions of what works and what fails, and when and why.

Invited Speakers

Yuliy Baryshnikov, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois

Mikhail Belkin, Computer Science, Engineering and Statistics, Ohio State University

Paul L. Bendich, Mathematics, Duke University

Omer Bobrowski, Electrical Engineering, Technion, Institute of Technology, Israel

Jeff Brock, Yale University

Gunnar Carlsson, Mathematics, Stanford University

Daniela Egas Santander, Topology and Neuroscience, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Tamal Krishna DeyComputer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

Tingran Gao, Statistics, University of Chicago

Herbert Edelsbrunner, Computer Science and Mathematics, Institute of Science and Technology, Austria

Clément Levrard, Probabilités, Statistique et Modélisation, Université Paris Diderot, France

Mauro Maggioni, Mathematics, John Hopkins University

Facundo Mémoli, Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

Bertrand Michel, Informatique et Mathématiques, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Ezra Miller, Mathematics, Duke University

Sayan Mukherjee, Statistical Science, Duke University

Takashi Owada, Statistiques, Purdue University

Gennady Samorodnitsky, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University

Benjamin Schweinhart, Mathematics, Ohio State University

Amit Singer, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Machine Learning, Princeton University

Jonathan Taylor, Statistics, Stanford University

Katharine Turner, Mathematical Sciences, National University, Australia

Details about the conference are available on our website:

Please note: 

  • Travel funds are available to PhD Students, Postdoctoral Students and Early CareerAcademics.  Please submit your application by January 9, 2019.

You will be asked to submit your CV, a brief research statement (up to 250 words), and a brief statement explaining why and how attending this conference will contribute to your research (up to 250 words). In addition, please ask someone who is familiar with your work (your academic advisor or your mentor) to send a brief letter supporting your application to, by January 9, 2019. The letter should be addressed to the GDA 2019 Selection Committee.

  • Poster sessions will be organized. If you'd like your poster to be considered, please submit your application by January 9, 2019.

If you have any questions, please email Sylvie at

We hope to see you in May!

Scientific Committee: Robert Adler (Technion), Frederic Chazal (INRIA), Shmuel Weinberger (Chicago)