Category Archives: appliedtopology

Upstate New York Topology Seminar (Nov 10-11 2018)

This is the first announcement for the Upstate New York Topology Seminar that will take place on Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2018, at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The Upstate New York Topology Seminar (UNYTS) started under the name Topology Day, on September 15, 2017, at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (

This weekend conference will feature plenary lectures on a broad range of topics in algebraic, geometric, and applied topology, as well as geometric group theory, given by:

Henry Adams (Colorado State University),

Julie Bergner (University of Virginia),

Ben Knudsen (Harvard University),

Elizabeth Munch (Michigan State University),

Pedro Ontaneda (Binghamton University, SUNY),

Timothy Riley (Cornell University),

Nick Salter (Columbia University),

Inna Zakharevich (Cornell University).

Talks will begin at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday and end by 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and will be held in UAlbany’s Massry Center for Business, room BB-B012. The schedule and more details will be posted on the conference webpage at

If you plan to attend, please fill out the registration form at to help us in planning.

We have applied for NSF funding to cover travel expenses for some participants, particularly those in the early stages of their careers or from historically underrepresented groups. If you would like to be considered for funding, please indicate this on the registration form.

We have reserved a block of rooms at $104/night (before taxes) at the Marriott Courtyard across the street from UAlbany’s campus. Booking details are posted on the conference webpage at

We hope to see you in Albany in November!

Ellen Gasparovic

Brenda Johnson

Marco Varisco

Special Session on Applied Algebraic Topology, AMS Fall Eastern Sectional 2018

The AMS Fall Eastern Sectional will be September 29-30 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. There will be a special session on Applied Algebraic Topology, and we'd like to invite everyone to join us. We've got a great group of both junior and senior speakers, including:

  • Subhrajit Bhattacharya
  • Pablo Cámara
  • Ben Cassidy
  • Chao Chen
  • Carina Curto
  • Justin Curry
  • Michael Erdmann
  • Ellen Gasparovic
  • Robert Ghrist
  • Vladimir Itskov
  • Alex Kunin
  • Konstantin Mischaikow
  • Anthea Monod
  • Michael Robinson
  • Radmila Sazdanovic
  • Simon Segert
  • Don Sheehy
  • Robert Short
  • Kelly Spendlove
  • Min-Chun Wu
  • Iris Yoon
When they are ready, the schedule and abstracts will be available here:

Chad Giusti and Greg Henselman

Workshop on Topology and Neuroscience

We are pleased to announce the first workshop on topology and neuroscience, which will be held from Wednesday, November 28, to Friday, November 30, 2018 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This workshop aims at bringing together people working in the intersection of topology and neuroscience and welcomes anyone who has an interest in these subjects.

There will be two lecture series by:

  • Carina Curto, Pennsylvania State University
  • Olaf Sporns, Indiana University

There will be contributed talks given by:

  • Paul Expert, Imperial College London
  • Eyal Gal, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Chad Giusti, University of Delaware
  • Jürgen Jost, Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften in Leipzig
  • Tom Leinster, University of Edinburgh
  • Ran Levi, University of Aberdeen
  • Sofia Olhede, University College London
  • Jose Perea, Michigan State University
  • Erik Rybakken, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Bernadette Stolz, University of Oxford
  • Katharine Turner, Australian National University
  • Hubert Wagner, Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Additionally, there will be a poster session during the workshop.

Registration is open on the conference website,, and will close September 1, 2018 or when we reach capacity.

We have limited funding for students to cover local expenses. Applications for such funding is open on the conference website and will close on July 18, 2018.

All additional relevant information regarding the conference will continuously be updated on the conference website. In particular, travel information on how to get to EPFL as well as suggested accommodation options are already detailed there.

You can contact the organizers at

With best regards, the organizing committee

  • Stefania Ebli
  • Daniela Egas Santander
  • Nicolas Ninin
  • Gard Spreemann

TRIPODS Summer Bootcamp on Topology and Machine Learning, August 2018

We invite you to apply to attend the TRIPODS Summer Bootcamp on Topology and Machine Learning. The bootcamp will be hosted at ICERM during the week of August 6-10, 2018. Applications are currently being accepted, and will be accepted until July 5. For more information, please see the webpage at

Henry Adams, Colorado State University
Jeffrey Brock, Brown University
Melissa McGuirl, Brown University
Bjorn Sandstede, Brown University
Isaac Solomon, Brown University

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Large Scale Brain Network Computation

Postdoctoral positions are available for large-scale brain image and network analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The postdoctoral fellow will work with professor Moo K. Chung ( on developing new innovative statistical and machine learning methods for large scale brain images and networks.

Candidates should have received or expected to receive PhD degree or equivalent in mathematics, CS, EE, statistics, physics, biomedical engineering, psychology, neuroscience or related areas. Previous neuroimaging research experience is a plus but not necessary. Expertise in the following areas may be useful: matrix computation, time series analysis, manifold learning, topological data analysis, functional analysis, graph & network analysis.

Interested candidates should email CV (with the name of references) and two representative papers to Moo K. Chung (

Save the date for WinCompTop 2: 1-5 July 2019

Hello all,

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to invite you to *save the date* for the second Women in Computational Topology Workshop!  WinCompTop 2 will take place from 1-5 July, 2019 at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. Further details are still pending, but we are reaching out now to inform the community of this exciting event next year. We will be applying for funding to hopefully provide some support for participants' travel. 

The idea behind this workshop, similar to its predecessor, is to bring women at various stages of their career together to begin work on a project in computational topology as posed by a senior group leader.  The week at ANU will provide the foundation for this collaboration which will hopefully extend past the workshop as happened after WinCompTop1 (  This model has also worked very well for a number of other groups, including Women in Numbers (WiN), Women in Topology (WiT), and Women in Shape Analysis (WiSH), among many others.  

Applications will open sometime in the 2018-19 academic year. In the meantime, please save the date!


All the best,

Ellen Gasparovic, Vanessa Robins, and Kate Turner

Postdoc Opportunity in Florida

The recently announced NSF-Simons Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology will be hiring up to seven 3-year postdoctoral positions for recent PhD's to begin either August 2018 or Jan 2019. One is to work with Peter Bubenik at the University of Florida on Topological Data Analysis and another to work with Natasha Jonoska at the University of South Florida on topological models for dna-rna interactions. See for more details.

Applied algebraic topology jobs in Belfast

The Queen's University of Belfast (UK) is advertising multiple positions in applied mathematics and data science. We are particularly interested to receive applications from applied (algebraic) topology and related areas . They would be an excellent fit with our existing algebraic topologists and potentially with our statistics department, who are heavily involved in medical-data applications.

The positions are two lectureships (which means starting-level tenured position) in applied mathematics

and a lectureship/readership in data science. This position is joint with the Institute of Electronics, Communication and Information Technology, it is intended that more senior academics will also apply for this role

Applications should be made online at if anyone would like to get in touch, please contact our Head of Research Professor Ivan Todorov

The deadline is July 27, 2018.