Professorships and Postdocs in Applied Topology at the Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications

Jie Wu writes:
I am advertising postdoctoral/regular positions at Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (BIMSA), which is Shing-Tung Yau’s Applied Math Center in Beijing. (Note. There is a Yau’s Math Center in Tsinghua University. This one is a new center of S. T. Yau aiming to mathematics and its applications, located in the suburban of Beijing City with walking distance to the Great Wall.) 

In addition to postdoctoral positions, BIMSA also hires Research Fellow (professorship), Associate Research Fellow (associate professorship) and Assistant Research Fellow (assistant professorship) in all areas of mathematics, frontiers of physics, computer science, finance and interdiscipline. 

The goal of BIMSA is for being the top five in the International Institutes of Applied Mathematics, with finally reaching the scale of about 300 people. Currently, the insitute has hired about 100 people.

I am pleased to say that topology is one of the areas at BIMSA’s hiring list. I should mention that both pure topology and applied topology are welcome. So far, we are establishing the area of topology. Personally, I hope that the topology team at BIMSA will work on pure math projects as well as applied projects, depending on the interests of individual team members. If anybody has any suggestions/comments/views how to build up the area of topology in a good way, please let me know.

The information of BIMSA’s recruitment is available at


Workshop: TDA Week

Date: February 14-18, 2022

Format: Online by Zoom


### The registration is necessary to join the workshop. Please go to the above webpage for the registration. The deadline is January 31, 2022. 

Confirmed Invited speakers: 
Omer Bobrowski (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)
Magnus Bakke Botnan (VU University Amsterdam)
Benjamin Blanchette (University of Sherbrooke)
Mathieu Carrière (DataShape, Inria Sophia Antipolis)
Chao Chen (Stony Brook University)
Emerson G. Escolar (Kobe University)
Shu Kanazawa (Kyoto University)
Michael Lesnick (University at Albany)
Erik Lundberg (Florida Atlantic University)
András Mészáros (University of Toronto Scarborough)
Ippei Obayashi (Okayama University)
Bastian Rieck (Institute of AI for Health, Helmholtz Zentrum München)
Bei Wang (University of Utah)
Cheng Xin (Purdue University)
D. Yogeshwaran (Indian Statistical Institute)

Scope: In this online workshop, we discuss recent development of topological data analysis ranging from theory to applications, and clarify future directions in this field. To facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, the workshop is being organized to have speakers working on diverse aspects of TDA in each session. This includes the algebraic aspects of TDA, random topology, links with machine learning, applications, and more. 

Organizers: Hideto Asashiba (Kyoto University)
Emerson G. Escolar (Kobe University)
Kenji Fukumizu (The Institute of Statistical Mathematics)
Yasu Hiraoka (Kyoto University)
Shu Kanazawa (Kyoto University)
Ippei Obayashi (Okayama University)
Tomoyuki Shirai (Kyushu University)

Tenure-Track in Geometry and Topology of Big Data, CMSE Michigan State University

Liz Munch writes:

On behalf of the search committee, we are very excited to announce that the Dept of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) has an open tenure track faculty position in the the broad area of mathematical foundations of data science. All areas of mathematical data science will be considered. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a background in the geometry and topology of big data and its application to real-world domains. 
CMSE is a new, interdisciplinary department sitting at the interface of data science, high performance computing, and domain sciences. Faculty in the department come from a broad range of backgrounds, including mathematics, statistics, engineering, plant biology, physics, and more. We have a vibrant PhD program, and have recently started a very popular undergraduate degree in data science.  
More information can be found in the attached position description, and applications can be uploaded at the link below. Review of applications will begin Jan 4, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  If you would like further information, in particular on our fabulous non-traditional department, please feel free to reach out to me, or to the chair of the search committee, Shin-han Shiu ( 
Link to application:

Tenure Track in Computer Science including TDA at University of Haifa at Oranim

The Department of Mathematics-Physics-Computer Science of the 
University of Haifa at Oranim College invites applications for a tenure-
track faculty position in all areas of Computer Science, to begin October 
1st 2022. 

The department seeks individuals with excellent research experience 
and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. A Ph.D. in 
Computer Science and postdoctoral experience are required, as well as 
the ability to teach in Hebrew. A successful applicant will be expected to 
conduct an independent and internationally recognized research 
program and to contribute to the development of the undergraduate 
Math-CS program (the teaching load is usually eight academic hours per 
Applications should include a detailed C.V. including a list of 
publications, a research statement and a teaching statement including 
teaching experience and students surveys if exist. 
Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendations, as 
well as the application, to be sent to the department head by December 
31, 2021 via e-mail at: 
Dr. Eyal Ackerman 

Tenure Track position in Data Science, University of Western Ontario

Chris Kapulkin writes on ALGTOP-L:

The position is open to mathematicians in any area, but includes having part of your teaching in our newly established data science program.
I’d like to stress that you don’t need to do research in data science nor do you need teaching experience related to data science. You do however, in the language of the ad, need to have some “expertise relevant to teaching data science.” I believe the committee will be open to all kinds of ways in which such expertise can be demonstrated.
The deadline to apply for this position is January 2, 2022.

TDA Postdocs at Oxford

Closing date 6 December
154472 Postdoctoral Research Associate in Topological Data Analysis of
Lung Cancer

154619 Postdoctoral Research Associate in Topological Data Analysis
Closing date 13 January

JACT Special Issue: Data Science on Graphs

The Journal of Applied and Computational Topology is soliciting papers for a special issue on the topic “Data Science on Graphs”, to be edited by Santiago Segarra and Gunnar Carlsson.  The solicitation is to be found at

Journal of Applied and Computational Topology/

Submission information is available there. 
The goal is to stimulate interaction between those working in topological data analysis with a wide variety of fields including signal processing on graphs, graph neural networks, multilayer networks, and many other areas.  

VSU-CMBS Conference on Topological Data Analysis and Persistence Theory

Shaun Ault writes: I’m very pleased to announce the VSU-CBMS Conference on Topological Data Analysis and Persistence Theory, which will take place August 8–12, 2022 at Valdosta State University (GA, USA).  
This conference features Dr. Peter Bubenik (U. of Florida), who will give a series of daily lecturers on TDA and Persistence Theory.
Conference website.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Jose A. Velez ( or myself (

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Topology at the University of Tennessee

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) is hiring  an assistant professor in Topology; while the search is broadly in the area, the department is particularly interested in hiring a researcher in applied topology. Please apply by November 1 at Note the instructions about the cover letter; this letter will help the committee gauge the candidate’s level of interest in the position.

The department is also having an area-open search for three postdocs (, and would be particularly interested in hiring a postdoc who could interact with the incoming assistant professor in Topology. In fact, choice of one of the postdocs could be a point of negotiation with the incoming assistant professor if time permits.