Postdoctoral position in Mathematics at Colorado State University

The Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University plans to hire approximately three postdocs to start in Fall, 2022. All research areas in the department are sought, and we (Henry Adams and Amit Patel) will be encouraging the department to consider hiring a talented candidate in applied topology, to be co-advised by both of us.

For more information, please see the advertisement on MathJobs:

https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18456

Though the listed deadline is July 2022, we encourage folks to have their applications submitted before the end of November 2021, if possible.

Best,

Henry Adams and Amit Patel

Department of Mathematics

Colorado State University

Applied Topology in Bedlewo 2022

From Paweł Dłotko:

Dear All,
We would like to remind you about the third edition of Applied Topology in the Bedlewo Conference that will happen on 3-8 July 2022. 
Please visit our webpage:
https://www.impan.pl/en/activities/banach-center/conferences/22-appliedtop
This is a conference showcasing cutting edge as well classical aspects of applied topology — both inside and outside mathematics.

We have a strong desire to make this conference an in-person event, as we believe that human-to-human interaction and informal exchange of ideas is the key to a successful conference — something that cannot be replaced by an online meeting. There are a few reasons why we think that we can make this conference safe and enjoyable to our participants.
Firstly, Bedlewo Conference Centre has a vast hotel base, so we can accommodate our participants in single rooms. Lots of activities can be done in fresh air, and at present we are practising all possible options to serve meals in full social distance. Moreover, a new large
a lecture room for 150 persons and with direct screen transmission to other lectures had been constructed recently. This will allow us to keep a distance between participants.

Secondly, the time of the conference, which is the beginning of  July, coincides with a global minimum of a number of Covid infections. We hope to take advantage of those breaks between eventual  pandemic waves to have a successful conference.

Given the restrictions, the number of places is limited, therefore if you want to join us in Bedlewo, we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible on our webpage. The Organizing Committee will inform you of an acceptance as soon as possible. Please note that some options in the registration form (online participation, booking of a hotel room do not apply to this conference and are there just because of a fixed registration form – please do not use them)

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions,
Looking forward to see yon in Bedlewo,
Best wishes,
Pawel Dlotko
On Behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Paweł Dłotko, Wacław Marzantowicz, Justyna Signerska-Rynkowska

Invitation to the 2nd Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis

From 4th to 6th of October the Second Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis will take place within the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES at Heidelberg University. The three-day workshop includes introductions into the powerful data analysis machinery of persistent homology, extensive tutorials on the versatile GUDHI library, and in particular features invited colloquial talks by well-known experts in the field, aiming for a broader audience. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their own TDA-related work. The workshop will take place online only.

Please find more information including the detailed schedule on the corresponding webpage and the attached information sheet.

We are pleased to announce that registration for the workshop is now open until October 1st. Registration proceeds via filling out this form. Shortly in advance to the workshop we will send around respective Zoom links.

Feel free to share this invitation with interested colleagues.

We are looking forward to your participation.

Do not hesitate to contact us in the case of questions.

Best regards
The organization committee consisting of Michael Bleher, Maximilian Schmahl, Daniel Spitz and Anna Wienhard

AATRN: Second Interview Series

Hi all,

The Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) is hosting our second annual interview series:

Kathryn Hess interviewed by Peter Bubenik – Aug 11, 2021, 11am Eastern

Lisbeth Fajstrup interviewed by Martin Raussen – Sep 29, 2021, 11am Eastern

Robert Adler interviewed by Omer Bobrowski – Oct 20, 2021, 11am Eastern

Shmuel Weinberger interviewed by Katharine Turner – Feb 9, 2022, 11am Eastern

Robert Ghrist interviewed by Radmila Sazdanovic – Mar 9, 2022, 11am Eastern

For the zoom coordinates, please become an AATRN member at

https://topology.ima.umn.edu

or else email the AATRN directors at aatrn.director@gmail.com.

You may find recordings of our prior interviews and other videos at

https://www.youtube.com/c/AppliedAlgebraicTopologyNetwork

Best, Sara Kalisnik, Elchanan Solomon, Henry Adams

AATRN: Gunnar Carlsson interviewed by Vin de Silva

Hi all,

The Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) is hosting the third interview in our series:

Gunnar Carlsson interviewed by Vin de Silva, Wednesday February 3, 11am Eastern

For the zoom coordinates, please become an AATRN member at

https://topology.ima.umn.edu

or else email the AATRN directors at aatrn.director@gmail.com.

You may find recordings of our prior videos at

https://www.youtube.com/c/AppliedAlgebraicTopologyNetwork

Best, Sara Kalisnik, Elchanan Solomon, Henry Adams

NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021

From Kelin Xia: My university starts the NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021. It offers nice salary and research grant. We are very interested in young researchers in TDA. Please help me forward the information to the students who may be interested. 

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the call for NTU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 is now OPEN for application. The closing date for submission is 15 April 2021.

Please feel free to forward this Call for Application to your team, partners and all potential applicants.

ABOUT

The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship (PPF), launched by NTU President Professor Suresh Subra in 2018, aims to provide the opportunity for outstanding early career researchers from Singapore and around the world, to conduct independent investigations in any discipline at NTU.This Fellowship provides research funding over two years. There is personal development opportunities coupled with mentorship in an established research group. These conditions will empower the Fellows to strive for research excellence and impact and enable them to meet their ambitions as global research leaders. More than 2500 applications have been received since the inaugural launch in 2018, with 35 successful awardees who have embarked on their new research journey with NTU.

PPF BENEFITS

The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides:

–          A two-year tenure with a salary of SGD 80,000 per year.

–          A research grant of up to SGD 100,000 per year.

–          A housing grant of SGD 18,000 per year with eligibility for subsidized apartment accommodation (subject to availability)

–          Relocation expenses of up to SGD 4,000 (if eligible)

–          Mentorship and support in an established research group.

–          Opportunity to work with faculty in mentoring graduate students.

–          Exposure to the most dynamic and diverse global growth regions.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

–          Within 5 years of obtaining Ph.D. or equivalent degree

–          Demonstrable intellectual excellence.

–          Maturity and capacity to begin an independent research career.

–          Desire and potential to develop as a future academic leader.

–          Submit a thoughtful and realistic research proposal

–          Be available to take up the position no later than 31 Dec 2021. 

HOW TO APPLY

The application is open from 15 January 2021 to 15 April 2021 (Singapore Time, UTC+8).

Only applications in electronic format are accepted.Please follow the link below to submit the online application.

https://venus.wis.ntu.edu.sg/POAL/OnlineApplicationModule/frmOnlineApplication.aspx

Checklist

The following supporting documents have to be attached to the online application form:

1.         Cover Letter

2.         Comprehensive CV (with full publication list)

3.         Official transcript or Degree Certificate in English (PhD’s degree)

4.         Research proposal (in no more than 2 pages, template for download

5.         Contact information of two referees (one must be PhD Supervisor)

6.         Top 3 publications (in PDF) and any other supporting documents (scanned copy)

Interested applicants are advised to have them ready before applying on-line. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information on the Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021, please visit http://www.ntu.edu.sg/tracs/ppf

Queries about the application can be directed to ntuppf@ntu.edu.sg​​​​​​​.

Thank you.

Regards,

Michael Khor

ATMCS+AATRN Talk Series: January 2021

Dear applied topologists

We are excited to announce a week-long series of online talks, from January 11th to 16th, in collaboration with ATMCS. These talks were contributed to and accepted by ATMCS in 2020, which was cancelled/postponed due to Covid-19. We emphasize that our week-long series will not be ATMCS itself.

Each talk will last 20 minutes, and there will be two talks a day, scheduled at 11am and 11:30 am EST. Schedule information can be found here:

Thanks to Claudia Landi, and the rest of the ATMCS team, for their work in moving these talks online.

If you want to attend these talks, then please become an AATRN member by clicking on the “members” tab at https://topology.ima.umn.edu/. Closer to the date, we will email AATRN members the information for how to join the talks on Zoom. If you have any difficulties joining or obtaining the Zoom details, then please send an email to aatrn.director@gmail.com.

Best,

The AATRN co-directors, Elchanan, Henry, and Sara

AATRN: Vanessa Robins interviewed by Elizabeth Bradley

The Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) is hosting the second interview in our series:

Vanessa Robins interviewed by Elizabeth Bradley, November 18, 2020, 5pm Eastern

For the zoom coordinates, please become an AATRN member at

https://topology.ima.umn.edu,

or else email the AATRN directors at aatrn.director@gmail.com.

You may find recordings of our prior videos at

https://www.youtube.com/c/AppliedAlgebraicTopologyNetwork

Best, Sara Kalisnik, Elchanan Solomon, Henry Adams

Talk by Gunnar Carlsson in “Data Science for Material Discovery” Seminar Series

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to attend a virtual seminar in the I-AIM seminar series “Data Science for Materials Discovery”. We are an NSF-funded research team working towards new frontiers in data-driven discovery for material science and engineering mechanics (https://i-aim.weebly.com). 
Our next speaker will be Professor Gunnar Carlsson from Stanford University, who will give a seminar entitled “Topological data analysis and applications” on Nov. 6th (Friday), 1:00 pm EDT (10am Pacific Time). Brief talk information is below, and more information about the seminar series can be found at https://i-aim.weebly.com/seminar.html.

The seminar will have a 40-45 min talk and 10-15 min discussion. The Zoom Meeting ID and password can be found below:

Zoom ID: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/96007553384
Password: i-aim

Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Wei Chen, IIT
Hendrik Heinz, U Colorado
WaiChing Sun, Columbia University
Yusu Wang, UC San Diego
Yanxun Xu, JHU


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Talk Information

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Title:  Topological data analysis and applications
Abstract:Topological data analysis is a rapidly developing field with mathematics and statistics. It constructs mathematical notions of shape, and ways of measuring shape. I will discuss the methods, with examples to a number areas of the sciences and engineering.

About the Speaker: 
Gunnar Carlsson received his doctoral degree from Stanford, and has taught at University of Chicago, University of California at San Diego, Princeton University, and since 1991 at Stanford University.  He has worked within the area of topology, the mathematical study of shape.  Since 2000, he has been working on adapting topological ideas to the study of large and complex data sets.  He led a multi-university DARPA initiative on this subject from 2005 to 2010.  He co-founded the company Ayasdi in 2008, which has been commercializing the research. 

Draft book: “Algebra and Topology for Data Analysis”

Hal Schenck from Auburn University would like to share his draft book Algebra and Topology for Data Analysis with the community:

http://webhome.auburn.edu/~hks0015/data.pdf

The book goes from linear algebra to spectral sequences, containing data applications interspersed throughout. The author is interested in any comments or feedback, so please shoot him an email after checking it out!