Journal special issue: Computational algebraic topology and neural networks in computer vision

We would like to draw your attention to a special issue on
“Computational algebraic topology and neural networks in computer
vision” in the journal “MDPI Mathematics”(JCR Q1) that we (Matthias
Zeppelzuer and Rocio González-Díaz) are co-editing. This special issue
collects papers with the aim of developing novel topology-based
approaches for computer vision and/or applying topology-based
approaches to
improve the current state-of-the-art in machine learning and computer vision.
Of special interest are papers that address the challenge of
integrating topology as the main tool in neural networks to computer
vision applications.

The deadline is June 20, 2020. The journal is open access. We will
invite the five best papers submitted and reviewed without charge.

Link to the Special Issue:
https://www.mdpi.com/journal/mathematics/special_issues/Computational_algebraic_topology_neural_networks_computer_vision

Looking forward to your submission. If you have any questions, do not
hesitate to contact us.

The guest co-editors,

Rocio Gonzalez-Diaz (rogodi@us.es)
Matthias Zeppelzauer (Matthias.Zeppelzauer@fhstp.ac.at)

Oxford Applied Topology School

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the Oxford Applied Topology School (OxATS), which will take place at the University of Oxford in the UK, from the 30th March to 3rd April 2020.

The School is designed for early career researchers in Computational and Applied Topology to meet and learn about topics in the field under the guidance of senior researchers. The Applied Topology School will feature 3 mini-lecture series:


  1. Geometric and Topological Inference: Frédéric Chazal, Inria Saclay
  2. Topological Complexity: Petar Pavešić, University of Ljubljana
  3. Sheaf Theory, Homological Algebra, & Data Analysis: Michael Robinson, American University

Participants are encouraged to present their research during a poster session. Limited free accommodation is available for early-career researchers.

Deadlines:
  • Application for accomodation: Friday 10 January 2020
  • General registration: Friday 28 February 2020
  •  Poster titles and abstracts: Friday 28 February 2020

For more details concerning accommodation, financial support, registrations fees and deadlines see the OxATS website.

We hope you will be interested in joining the school and we look forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries at apptopschool@maths.ox.ac.uk.

This event is supported by the Oxford Centre for Topological Data Analysis

Oxford Applied Topology School Organising Committee 

  • Naya Yerolemou
  • Oliver Vipond
  • Ambrose Yim
  • Jacob Leygonie
  • Barbara Mahler

PhD position in TDA / machine learning at University of Bergen

There is a vacancy for a PhD position in machine learning at the Department of Informatics. The fellowship will be for a period of 3 years, with the possibility for a 4th year, consisting of 25 % compulsory work (e.g. teaching responsibilities at the department) distributed across the employment period. The 4th year is contingent on the qualifications of the candidate and the teaching needs of the department, and will be decided upon appointment.

Machine learning is a special focus area of our department and we are in the process of strengthening the machine learning group. This position is part of this ongoing expansion. The University of Bergen  recently founded the Center for Data Science (CEDAS) as an important extension of research and education activities within data science.

The successful candidate will work towards receiving a PhD degree in machine learning within the end of the employment period. The PhD student will be associated with CEDAS. The thesis topic will be in one of the areas of expertise of the faculty members of the machine learning group. Currently, this includes  topological data analysis, probabilistic graphical models and Bayesian inference.

The application deadline is on January 12th 2020. For more information on the position and how to apply, please visit Jobbnorge (https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/179110/phd-position-in-machine-learning).

TDA Postdocs at Oxford

Heather Harrington writes:

We have two postdoc positions in Oxford at the centre for topological data analysis:
1 Topological data analysis and modelling of cancer and immune dynamics for patient stratification (Heather Harrington, Helen Byrne, Philip Maini, Eamonn Gaffney, Xin Liu, Mark Middleton)
2 Topological analysis of maritime data (Vidit Nanda and Primoz Skraba (QMUL), with Heather Harrington, Ulrike Tillmann, Michael Farber)

Advertisements here:
https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/34298
Please circulate.Closing deadline is 18 December. These are 1-2 year positions.

Málaga and Topology Meeting

The Geometry and Topology team of the University of Málaga is pleased to present the sixth edition of the “Málaga & Topology Meeting” which will talke place from February 5 to 7, 2020. We welcome anyone interested in attending, in an informal and relaxed atmosphere, the talks of a selected group of topologists. In this edition we have the following speakers:

  • Alejandro Adem (to be confirmed)
  • Yago Antolín
  • Roger Casals (to be confirmed)
  • Robert Ghrist
  • Najib Idrissi
  • Vidit Nanda
  • Ana Peón-Nieto

More information and (free) registration available in https://sites.google.com/view/jibiri-and-malaga-topology/home

At the same time, see also the previous link, we will also host the  “Jibiri Seminar”, an itinerant yearly event on topics of algebraic geometry. This edition will consists in a course on Varieties of Characters given by:

  • Marina Logares
  • Ángel González-Prieto
  • Vicente Muñoz

For both events, there will be some funding available for young researchers.

Update: 6th Workshop and Winter School on Geometric and Topological Data Analysis

Dear Colleagues,
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been able to reduce the registration fee for the 6th Geometric and Topological Data Analysis Winter School and Workshop, and we have extended the registration deadlines. The new registration fee is 1,000 MXN (about 50 USD), and students may apply for a 40% discount and local housing on the registration form. If you have already registered and applied for financial support, there is no need to do so again. 

The new registration deadline is Thursday, December 5th, 2019, and we will send out decisions about housing, registration fee support, and contributed talks and posters by Monday, December 9th, 2019 at the latest.

Further information about the school:

The “6th. Workshop and Winter School on Geometric and Topological Data Analysis” will take place at CIMAT, Guanajuato, from January 20th-24th, 2020.

The program of the event includes the following mini-courses:

Geometric complexes in applied topology
Henry Adams, Colorado State University

Random Cubical Complexes
Erika Roldán, University of Munich

Algebraic Tools in Multiparameter Persistent Homology
Hal Schenck, Iowa State University

as well as invited talks on related themes by:

Tomasz Kacynski, University of Sherbrooke

Facundo Mémoli, Ohio State University

Takashi Owada, Purdue University

Michael Catanzaro, Iowa State University

Noe Barcenas, UNAM Morelia

Dejan Govc, University of Aberdeen

Nicole Sanderson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Parker Edwards, Florida State University

Stefania Ebli, École Polytechnique Federal Lausanne

Rafaella Mulas, Max Planck Institute Bonn

Oliver Gavfert, Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH)

Registration for the workshop is through the website http://atd2020.eventos.cimat.mx.

Important dates:
Registration deadline: December 5th, 2019
Deadline for housing and registration fee support (for students): December 5th, 2019

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Guanajuato!

Organizing committee:

Abraham Martín del CampoAntonio RieserCarlos Vargas Obieta

Tenure Track Professorship in Bremen

Dmitriy Feichtner-Kozlov announces a tenure track professorship in Bremen that welcomes Applied Topology applicants.

The department of Mathematics and Computer Science, of the University of Bremen, has an opening for

Tenure track professorship (f/m/d) (W1 with tenure track towards W2)

The position is part of Pure Mathematics and has denomination

Mathematical foundations of data analysis

 The position reference number is JP 401/19

More details are available here: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/university/the-university-as-an-employer/job-vacancies/details-job-vacancies/joblist/Job/show/tenure-track-professorship-fmd-6102/

TDA Postdocs at Oxford’s TDA Center

The Topological Data Analysis Centre at the University of Oxford invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Associates in Topological Data Analysis to work with Professors Heather Harrington, Helen Byrne, Ulrike Tillmann and Vidit Nanda. Up to two, 1 year fixed term, positions are available (with the possibility of a one-year extension).

Two post-docs (each for one year with the possibility to extend one further year) are advertised in Oxford in connection with the Centre for Topological Data Analysis.

The closing date is 18 December. 

For the advert see: https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/34298

For further particulars see:
https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

For the Centre of Topological Data Analysis see:
https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/groups/topological-data-analysis

KTH Royal Institute of Technology / MathDataLab Postdoc

This group is close to Wojciech Chacholski and the Stockholm Topological Data Analysis research groups.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The Department of Mathematics at KTH is offering two-year post-doctoral positions within the Brummer & Partners MathDataLab. The Brummer & Partners MathDataLab is a research lab in mathematics and applied mathematics, hosted at the Department of Mathematics, that aims at creating a hub for mathematical research in the analysis of complex data. The Brummer & Partners MathDataLab supports top talent among junior researchers by offering competitive postdoc positions, and aims to stimulate collaboration between existing faculty and surrounding institutions. A further aim is to inspire and facilitate the education of a new generation of mathematicians focused on foundations and implementations of novel methods for data analysis. The post-doctoral positions at the MathDataLab aims at conducting research in mathematics (e.g. topology, analysis, combinatorics, etc) or applied mathematics (mathematical statistics, numerical analysis, optimisation, etc) with emphasis on development of theory and/or methods for data analysis. The positions are linked to projects that are described in detail at the webpage: https://www.kth.se/math/datalab

What we offer

International workplace.
A leading technical university that creates knowledge and expertise for a sustainable future.
Here you get colleagues with high ambitions in an open, curious and dynamic environment.
An inspiring research environment in mathematics and applied mathematics.

Qualifications

A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the position) within the last 3 years in mathematics, applied mathematics, or a closely related area is a requirement. We seek a candidate with a strong background in parts of mathematics relevant to the research activity of one or more of the proposed projects. The successful applicant should be strongly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills. No skills in Swedish are required.

Requirements

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline.

Preferred qualifications

Great emphasis will be placed on scientific ability as well as personal competence and suitability. Preferred qualifications include, in addition, ability to collaborate, independence, and pedagogical skills.

Trade union representative

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.
https://intra.kth.se/en/administration/rekrytering/annonsering/fackrepresentanter-1.500898

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. The application must include: <br<CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
Brief motivation of the project/projects that you are interested in, OR own research plan.
Two letters of recommendation, with subject: “MDL Letter of recommendation” sent to jobs@math.kth.se
Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Link to log in and apply

https://kth.varbi.com/en/what:login/jobID:298671/type:job/where:4/apply:1/?_ga=2.45146212.1367306853.1573455645-1415105998.1552374180

U Western Ontario: Postdoc in TDA

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario has a postdoctoral position available in Topological Data Analysis, under the supervision of J.F. Jardine.

This position has a two-year term with a flexible start date of July 1, 2020. The salary will be $51,000 CDN per year, plus a tax-free research fund of $1,500 per year. The position will involve teaching two half-courses per year, in addition to research. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in July 2017 or later. The filling of the position is subject to budgetary considerations.

All applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), research statement, teaching statement, and at least three letters of reference. One letter of reference should comment on the teaching abilities of the applicant.

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/jobs/15179