Final reminder of BAQT workshop

Dear Colleagues, 

This is the final reminder for the online workshop Bridging Applied and Quantitative Topology, that will take place virtually during the week of May 9-13, Monday to Friday, 2022:

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/

Topics of interest include Vietoris-Rips complexes, nerve lemmas, manifold reconstruction, Kuratowski embeddings, metric thickenings, the tight span, the filling radius, Gromov-Hausdorff distances, optimal transport, homotopies of bounded size, geometric group theory, topological combinatorics, geometric topology, etc., and this is far from an exhaustive list. This workshop is co-hosted by the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) and the TGDA Group at The Ohio State University.

A list of speakers, titles, and abstracts is available at 

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/.

Most days of the workshop will consist of three 35 minute long talks (in 50-minute slots), 8am-11am Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Each talk will be followed by a discussion period intended to foster a productive conversation between the speaker and the audience. Registration is not needed in order to attend the workshop.

A zoom link for the workshop is available upon emailing aatrn.director”at”gmail.com

In addition to invited talks, there will be a virtual poster session on Wednesday, May 11, at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4), at a Wonder.Me link which you may get upon emailing A zoom link for the workshop is available upon emailing aatrn.director”at”gmail.com.

You can find the poster presentation titles and abstracts at

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/home/postersession.

We hope to see you there!

The organizers,

Henry Adams, Johnathan Bush, Sunhyuk Lim, and Facundo Mémoli

Full time position at Eli Lilly

A message from Yu-Min Chung:
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Dear TDA Community, 
Our team is looking for an Advisor position.  This position is equivalent to Research Scientist on the market.  The main responsibilities are to develop and/or implement AI/ML algorithms.  Our team has a diverse background including TDA and appreciate candidates with mathematical backgrounds.  If you know any recent grad or postdoc who might be interested in, please help pass the information.  Thank you!   Please use the link below to find more information and to apply.
https://lilly.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/LLY/job/US-Indianapolis-IN/Research-Scientist—AADS_R-23269

Please feel free to contact me at yumchung@alumni.iu.edu if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Yu-Min Chung, Ph.D., AI/ML Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company

VSU-CBMS Conference on Topological Data Analysis and Persistence Theory

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: https://blog.valdosta.edu/vsu-cbms-conference/ 

Please direct any questions to Dr. Jose A. Velez (javelezmarulanda@valdosta.edu) or myself (svault@valdosta.edu). 

Deadline for registration: April 29th

Thank you! 

=Shaun Ault

 Department of Mathematics

Valdosta State University

Online Workshop, Bridging Applied and Quantitative Topology, May 9-13

Dear Colleagues, 

We are happy to announce the online workshop Bridging Applied and Quantitative Topology, to take place virtually during the week of May 9-13, Monday to Friday, 2022:

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/

Topics of interest include Vietoris-Rips complexes, nerve lemmas, manifold reconstruction, Kuratowski embeddings, metric thickenings, the tight span, the filling radius, Gromov-Hausdorff distances, optimal transport, homotopies of bounded size, geometric group theory, topological combinatorics, geometric topology, etc., and this is far from an exhaustive list. This workshop is co-hosted by the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) and the TGDA Group at The Ohio State University.

Most days of the workshop will consist of three 35 minute long talks (in 50-minute slots), 8am-11am Eastern Daylight Time = 2pm-5pm Central European Summer Time. Each talk will be followed by a discussion period intended to foster a productive conversation between the speaker and the audience.

In addition to invited talks, there will be a virtual poster session on Wednesday, May 11, at 9am Eastern Daylight Time = 3pm Central European Summer Time. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to participate. The registration form to contribute to the poster session will be open until Wednesday, April 20, at the following link: https://forms.gle/ZbpTKJCBRntSJavW7.

A list of confirmed speakers is available at 

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/

We hope to see you there!

The organizers,

Henry Adams, Johnathan Bush, Sunhyuk Lim, and Facundo Mémoli

Algebraic Combinatorics and Category Theory in Topological Data Analysis

Dear all,

We are organizing a single day online workshop, titled Algebraic Combinatorics and Category Theory in Topological Data Analysis. This will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022. This workshop is a substitute for a special session in the cancelled AMS Spring Southeastern Sectional Meeting. The webpage is https://sites.google.com/view/tda-alg-combi-cat/home

We plan to start at 8:50am Eastern Time (= 2:50pm Central European Time). Zoom coordinates and a detailed timetable will be released on the webpage several days beforehand. We hope to meet many friends and colleagues on March 12!

Best wishes,

Woojin Kim, Alex McCleary, Facundo Mémoli, and Amit Patel.

AATRN poster session, Jan 25

Dear all,

We (Henry, Antonio, Hanka, Teresa) are organizing the second AATRN (Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network) poster session via Zoom, with the intention of giving a platform to younger members of our community to showcase their work, as well as a place for everyone to present their most recent research results. Topics of interest will span the full range of applied and computational topology.

The webpage for the poster sessions is at

https://sites.google.com/view/aatrn-poster-session

The poster session will take place on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 11am Eastern Time = 5pm Central European Time. To submit a poster title and abstract, please fill out the registration form at 

https://forms.gle/5EocHz2zSwGtLPFF6

by January 15th, 2022.

Zoom coordinates and the website with the program will be sent out to the AATRN email list several days beforehand.

Best wishes,

Henry Adams, Hana Dal Poz Kouřimská, Teresa Heiss, Antonio Rieser

Summer Intern at Eli Lilly and Company

Dear TDA community,

Our team (AI/ML) is looking for an intern at the Ph.D. student level for Summer 2022.  Having a TDA background would be a plus.  Please apply through the link.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.   Please feel free to contact me at yumchung@alumni.iu.edu if you have any question.  Thank you very much.

Best,

Yu-Min Chung, Ph.D.

AI/ML Research Scientist

Eli Lilly and Company

Workshop: TDA Week

Date: February 14-18, 2022

Format: Online by Zoom

Webpage: https://sites.google.com/kyoto-u.ac.jp/tda-week/home


### 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 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 https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18449. 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 (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18453), 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.

Join us in making Applied Topology tutorials!

Dear Colleagues,

Last spring, AATRN (Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network) and WinCompTop (Women in Computational Topology) hosted the inaugural tutorial-a-thon, where participants created ten-minute YouTube videos on subjects related to applied topology (broadly interpreted). Check out the Spring 2021 tutorial videos here. The event was such a great success that we will be hosting a second tutorial-a-thon this fall!

We will meet Thursday, October 28 at 11:30am Eastern time for a kick-off event, where participants will split into groups to meet in subsequent weeks to practice and record videos. In addition to creating useful content for the community, this event is also a great way to meet new mathematicians! We particularly encourage early career individuals to participate. Please see the webpage https://sites.google.com/view/aatrn-tutorial-a-thon and fill out the interest form to receive more information. 

Best, the organizers: Henry Adams, Hana Dal Poz Kouřimská, Teresa Heiss, Sarah Percival, Lori Ziegelmeier

With thanks to AATRN and WinCompTop.

Playlist from last tutorial-a-thon: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4kY-dS_mSmJabQiM2ySRSUusbvmdIxBt

Associated article in the AMS Notices: https://www.ams.org/journals/notices/202109/rnoti-p1511.pdf