Lectureship in Mathematical foundations of AI

We are advertising a lectureship in Mathematical Foundations of AI and Machine Learning with the deadline of 3 June 2024. The position should be attractive to mathematicians with an interest in the theoretical foundations of the subject, and so in particular it should be of interest to those working in topological data analysis, applied topology, and similar subjects. We are partners in the EPSRC-sponsored programme “Mathematical Foundations of Intelligence: An “Erlangen Programme” for AI” which started earlier this year and will run for five years. As part of this endeavour, we will be appointing two postdocs in this area, the first of which will start in October 2024. The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to engage with this programme. 

We warmly invite and encourage applications from women and other groups under represented in this area. I’d be very happy to answer questions about the position. 

The relevant link is here: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2684624PJ

For more information, please contact Jacek Brodzki.

Best wishes, 
Jacek Brodzki

Multiple research positions available in TDA & HPC (post-doc, engineer)

Dr Julien Tierny writes:

Dear colleagues,

In the context of the ERC project “TORI” (dedicated to topological data analysis and visualization, http://erc-tori.github.io/), the Computer Science department (LIP6) of Sorbonne University (Paris, France) offers several research positions.

These positions will be supervised in collaboration with Pierre Fortin (https://pro.univ-lille.fr/en/pierre-fortin) from the University of Lille. They will be located, by default, at Sorbonne University (LIP6 lab, Paris), but, depending on the candidate’s interest, a relocation at the University of Lille (CRIStAL lab, Lille) might be considered.

These positions include:

  • 1 post-doc position in high performance computing (HPC) for topological data analysis, to be filled as soon as possible, but no later than October 2025 (duration: 12 months, with a possible follow-up).
  • 1 research engineer position on the development and maintenance of TTK (http://topology-tool-kit.github.io/), preferably with prior HPC experience, to be filled as soon as possible, but no later than October 2025 (duration: 12 months, with a possible follow-up).

More details are available on the webpage of the TORI project:
https://erc-tori.github.io/jobs/

Thanks for forwarding these offers to colleagues who may be interested.

Please contact us directly by email for more information.

Best regards,

Dr Julien Tierny
CNRS Researcher
Sorbonne Universite
https://julien-tierny.github.io/

Postdoc Position in TDA + Plant Bio at MSU

Elizabeth (Liz) Munch writes:

Hey folks!

Myself and Dan Chitwood (MSU Horticulture Department) are hiring a postdoc to work at the intersection of TDA and plant morphology at Michigan State University. Specific info is here: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/518468/research-associatefixed-term
The review starts June 1st, application posting expires August 15th, and the position potentially starts September 1st. Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested, or feel free to message me if you’d like more info!

Best,
Liz

Oxford TDA conference: SPIRES 2024

Heather Harrington, Vidit Nanda, and Ulrike Tillmann write:

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

It is a pleasure to announce:

Spires 2024
7-9 August, 2024
Mathematical Institute, Oxford, UK

This fourth annual conference of the Centre for Topological Data Analysis will bring together researchers in the field of topological data analysis and cognate areas. Applications to the natural sciences such as biology and neuroscience will be discussed. As the field matures some of its methods have also found applications back in foundational mathematics that we are keen to explore. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/groups/topological-data-analysis/spires-2024__;!!DZ3fjg!74uo9iHnWefaL20MbVbjJG0RAIdyFmLfyvadQIjq6BdgRzhblyX3PSV4pIJsrQZNt_vpNzzOpV0mjYQuY4eeL5MxLzLfGWSJR8F6Ia_u9g$

Speakers will include:

Gunnar Carlsson
Rob Ghrist
Claudia Landi
Ezra Miller
Anthea Monod
Sayan Mukherjee
Nina Otter
Bastian Rieck
Egor Shelukhin
Primoz Skraba

The programme will include a poster session and participants are invited to submit an abstract.

Funding is available for accommodation and travel.
Application deadline for funding: 6 May 2024.
Registration deadline: 8 July 2024.

We are looking forward to seeing you in August in Oxford:
Heather Harrington, Vidit Nanda, and Ulrike Tillmann

2nd CfP: WinCompTop 3

Erin Chambers and Claudia Landi write:

This is the second call for submissions for the Women in Computational Topology Third Workshop (WinCompTop3) Proceedings, entitled “Research in Computational Topology 3,” which will be published as a volume in the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)-Springer series. The AWM-Springer series is a relatively new initiative by AWM (http://www.springer.com/series/13764) and the volumes are refereed proceedings at the AMS Contemporary Mathematics standards level.
This particular volume in the series is a follow-up to the third WinCompTop workshop, held at the Bernoulli Center (EPFL) in July 2023. 

We solicit submissions in the general area of applied and computational topology, broadly interpreted. Submissions could be reports on original work or possibly longer survey papers. While priority will be given to submissions co-authored by participants in the workshop, we expect to have significant room for additional papers and welcome contributions from any WinCompTop network member or ally.

Please let us know if you plan to submit an article as soon as possible; you can do so by contacting Erin Chambers (erin.chambers@gmail.com) and Claudia Landi (clandi@unimore.it) via email, including the tentative title and abstract, as well as authors of the work.

Submissions are due by July 12, 2024, and should be submitted via email (to erin.chambers@gmail.com and clandi@unimore.it) as a pdf file.  Accepted papers will need to be reformatted at a later stage using the Springer template.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing your contributions!

Best,
Erin Chambers and Claudia Landi, editors

Special Session on Computational Topology at the AMS-UMI Meeting in Palermo, July 2024

It is a pleasure to announce the special session “Computational Topology: Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications” (https://sites.google.com/view/ams-umi-computationaltopology/home-page), which will be held at the University of Palermo (Italy) from the 23rd to the 24th of July 2024 as a part of the “AMS-UMI International Joint Meeting” (https://umi.dm.unibo.it/jm-umi-ams/) taking place from the 23rd to the 26th of July 2024.

On that occasion, we want to valorize three distinct, but tightly intertwined directions within computational topology: the investigation of the mathematical foundations of the subject, the quest for creating higher-performance algorithms, and the paths for new applications that those tools have opened. On the other hand, we intend to bring together well-established researchers and early-career mathematicians, enhancing the exchange of ideas and promoting collaborations between different communities.

The confirmed speakers are:
Clemens Bannwart (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Ulrich Bauer (Technical University of Munich)
Bruno Benedetti (University of Miami)
Håvard Bakke Bjerkevik (University at Albany)
Thomas Chaplin (University of Oxford)
Patrizio Frosini (University of Bologna)
Barbara Giunti (University at Albany)
Maria Antonietta Pascali (ISTI-CNR)
Matteo Pegoraro (Aalborg University)
Jose Perea (Northeastern University)
Érika Roldán Roa (Max Planck Institute)
Stefania Sardellitti (Sapienza University of Rome)
Nicholas Scoville (Ursinus College)
Francesca Tombari (Max Planck Institute)
Francesco Vaccarino (Polytechnic University of Turin)
Žiga Virk (University of Ljubljana)
Bei Wang (University of Utah)
Lori Ziegelmeier (Macalester College)

Participants are required to register for the main conference at this link: https://umi.dm.unibo.it/jm-umi-ams/registration/.

We hope to see you in Palermo!

The organisers:
Henry Adams (University of Florida)
Claudia Landi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Nicolò Zava (Institute of Science and Technology Austria, ISTA)

Tenure Track, Computer Science, KTH (Stockholm, Sweden)

Martina Scolamiero writes:
The computer science department at KTH has opened an Assist. Prof  (tenure track position) in mathematical and computational foundations of data analysis. The position is funded by the WASP program (https://wasp-sweden.org/) which, among other things, offers a starting package and the opportunity of being part of a large network of researches within A.I in Sweden.  

https://kth.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:708418/

Contact me and the mentioned people in the announcement if you have questions.

Best wishes,
Martina

CompPer 2024, Graz, Austria, September 24-27 2024

Michael Kerber writes:
ComPer2024: Computational Persistence Workshop in Graz, Austria

The 4th workshop on Computational Persistence will take place from Sep 23 to Sep 27 in hybrid mode at Graz University of Technology, Austria. This workshop provides a forum to exchange ideas on computational aspects of topological persistence that fertilize advances in topological data analysis.

The schedule will be composed of invited and contributed talks on computational aspects of topological data analysis. Contributed talks can be suggested in the form of an abstract of at most two pages. A scientific committee will check the submissions and make a selection.

We encourage on-site participation, but equally welcome submissions of researchers that attend remotely. To facilitate remote participation from America in particular, the workshop sessions will take place in the afternoon.

Dates:
Deadline for abstracts of contributed talks: June 21, 2024
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2024

Web-page: https://comper2024.tugraz.at

Submission server: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=comper2024

Scientific committee:
Ulrich Bauer (TU Munich)
Tamal Dey (Purdue)
Michael Kerber (Graz University of Technology)
Michael Lesnick (University of Albany)
Elizabeth Munch (Michigan State)

Confirmed invited speakers:
Magnus Botnan (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Heather Harrington (MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden)
Kathryn Hess-Bellwald (EPFL Lausanne)
Tao Hou (DePaul University)
Clement Maria (INRIA Sophia Antipolis)
Marian Mrozek (Jagiellonian University Krakow)
Steve Oudot (INRIA Saclay)
Anastasios Stefanou (University of Bremen)
Yusu Wang (University of California, San Diego)

Local organizers:
Angel Alonso, Andre Hammer, Kristof Huszar, Jan Jendrysiak, Michael Kerber, Michael Muhr, Florian Russold, Matthias Soels, Esther Zuccato

CfP: WinCompTop 3

Claudia Landi writes:

Dear Colleagues,

This is the call for submissions for the Women in Computational Topology  Third Workshop (WinCompTop3) Proceedings, entitled “Research in Computational Topology 3,” which will be published as a volume in the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)-Springer series. The AWM-Springer series is a relatively new initiative by AWM (http://www.springer.com/series/13764) and the volumes are refereed proceedings at the level of the AMS Contemporary Mathematics standards.
This particular volume in the series is a follow-up to the third WinCompTop workshop, which was held at the Bernoulli Center (EPFL) in July 2023. 

We solicit submissions in the general area of applied and computational topology, broadly interpreted. Submissions should be reports on original work or possibly longer survey papers. While priority will be given to submissions co-authored by participants in the workshop, we expect to have significant room for additional papers, and welcome contributions from any WinCompTop network member or ally, provided that at least one of the authors on the submission identifies as a woman or gender diverse.

Please let us know if you plan to submit an article as soon as possible; you can do so by contacting Erin Chambers (erin.chambers@gmail.com) and Claudia Landi (clandi@unimore.it) via email, including the tentative title and abstract, as well as authors on the work.

Submissions are due by July 12, 2024, and should be submitted via email (to both erin.chambers@gmail.com and clandi@unimore.it) as a pdf file.  Accepted papers will need to be reformatted at a later stage using the Springer template.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing your contributions!

Best,
Erin Chambers and Claudia Landi, editors

Second call for applications – AMS MRC 2024 on Climate Science at the Interface between Topological Data Analysis and Dynamical Systems Theory

Dear colleagues,

This is the second and last call for applications for this MRC. Please share the advertisement below with anyone you think might be interested.  

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2024.

Best wishes,

Nina

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AMS MRC 2024 on Climate Science at the Interface between Topological Data Analysis and Dynamical Systems Theory

Are you an early-career scientist/mathematician interested in using topological data analysis and dynamical systems to study climate change? Our AMS Summer Conference might be for you!

https://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/mrc-24

https://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2024MRC-ClimateScience

Our AMS MRC titled “Climate Science at the Interface Between Topological Data Analysis and Dynamical Systems Theory” will take place in July 2024 at the Beaver Hollow Centre, New York (USA). 

The goal is to involve participants in research projects on exciting and novel applications of topological data analysis and dynamical systems theory to climate science. The MRC includes practical projects, like improving algorithms and software, applications to the study of weather regimes, and theoretical considerations in persistent homology and dynamical systems. Interactions between topological data analysis and these fields are still very new, so this is an ideal opportunity for early-career academics to make new contributions. The MRC will also include career guidance sessions, as well as plenty of socialising and enjoyment of the beautiful nature. Tutorials and reading material on topological data analysis and relevant climate/weather analysis will be provided in advance of the MRC.

You can read more about the theme of the MRC in our article published in the February 2024 issue of the AMS Notices: 

https://community.ams.org/journals/notices/202402/rnoti-p267.pdf

Please consider applying! We encourage applications from early-career (advanced undergraduate up to postdoc level) mathematicians with a background in applied algebraic topology and scientists working on climate or meteorology, both from academia and industry.

The organisers,

Kristian, Nina, Davide and Theo