TDA Tenure Track, Oregon State University

Oregon State University invites applications for three full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Mathematics beginning September 16, 2022. The salary is commensurate with research and teaching experience.  Full consideration by November 1, 2021. The areas are: Mathematical Analysis (broadly defined), Applied Topology/Topological Data Analysis, and Probability with Applications in Data Science. 
Apply as follows: 
Assistant Professor:  Mathematical Analysis  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/107399 
Assistant Professor:  Probability with Applications in Data Science  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/107414
Assistant Professor:  Applied Topology – Topological Data Analysis   https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/106492
A copy of application must also be submitted on https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs.

ATMCS 10 – 20-24 June 2022, Oxford, UK

Dear All,
We announce with great pleasure that the 10th conference in the ATMCS series will be held in

Oxford, 20-24 June 2022

Conference webpage:  https://atmcs.web.ox.ac.uk/home

Invited Speakers:
Hélène Barcelo (Arizona State)
Saugata Basu (Purdue)
Ulrich Bauer (Technical University of Munich)
Andrew Blumberg (Columbia)
Peter Bubenik (Florida)
Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (ISTA)
Alexander Grigor’yan (Bielefeld)
Facundo Memoli (Ohio State)
Elizabeth Munch (Michigan State)
Nina Otter (UCLA)
Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv)
Eric Sedgewick (De Paul)
Vin de Silva (Pomona College)
Katharine Turner (Australian National University)

In addition there will be contributed talks. A call for submission of abstracts for these talks and posters will follow.
Registration will open at the end of this year. Abstract submission deadline will be in early 2022.

Scientific Committee:Claudia Landi (Chair) (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Jacek Brodzki (University of Southampton)
Frédéric Chazal (INRIA)Brittany Fasy (Montana State University)Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania)
Kathryn Hess (EPFL Lausanne)Yasu Hiraoka (Kyoto University)
Matthew Kahle (Ohio State University)
Primoz Skraba (Queen Mary, University of  London)
Schmuel Weinberger (University of Chicago)

We are pleased to report that Conference Proceedings of ATMCS10 will be published in conjunction with the Journal of Applied and Computational Topology (APCT). All those contributing to the conference will be invited to submit research and survey papers.

The conference is supported by the Centre for Topological Data Analysis.
Limited financial help will be available.

We look forward to welcoming you next year in Oxford!

Heather Harrington, Ulrike Tillmann and Vidit Nanda

Beyond TDA – Persistent Topology and its Applications in Data Sciences

Online workshop “Beyond TDA–Persistent topology and its applications in data sciences“, August 28-30, 2021  

Scope:  

Topological data analysis (TDA) and TDA-based machine learning models have achieved great successes in various areas, such as materials, chemistry, biology, sensor networks, shape analysis, scientific visualization, dynamics systems, and image/text/video/audio/graph data analysis. Beyond TDA, various other geometric, topological and combinatorial models have been developed for representation, featurization, and analysis, including:

  • Multidimensional persistence, Zig-zag persistence, persistent local homology, 
  • Reeb graph, discrete Morse theory, Conley index, 
  • Path complex, Neighborhood complex, Dowker complex, hypergraph, and their persistent homology, 
  • Geometric anomaly detection, discrete geometry, discrete exterior calculus, etc, 
  • Spectral graph, spectral simplicial complex, spectral hypergraph, etc, 
  • Graph/Hodge/Tarski Laplacian, p-Laplacian, topological Dirac, 
  • Cellular Sheaves, 
  • Persistent functions, persistent spectral, persistent Ricci curvature, etc. 

The application of these models in data analysis can be generalized into four stages, i.e., data, topology, feature and learning. Essentially, data are transformed into certain topological representations. Intrinsic geometric/topological/combinatorial features are obtained from these representations and then further input into learning models. This workshop is supported by School of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

Confirmed Speakers:
Henry Adams, Colorado State University
Mattia G. Bergomi, Veos Digital, Milano
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University of London
Wojtek Chacholski, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stefania Ebli, EPFL
Herbert Edelsbrunner, IST Austria
‪Massimo Ferri, University of Bologna
Patrizio Frosini, University of Bologna
Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
Jurgen Jost, Max Planck Institute
Claudia Landi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Ran Levi, University of Aberdeen
Konstantin Mischaikow, Rutgers
Vasileios Maroulas, University of Tennessee
Facundo Mémoli, Ohio State University
Marian Mrozek, Jagiellonian University
Sayan Mukherjee, Duke University
Vidit Nanda, Oxford
Andreas Ott, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Francesco Vaccarino, Politecnico di Torino
Guowei Wei, Michigan State University
Kelin Xia, Nanyang Technological University
‪Hiraoka Yasuaki, Kyoto University 

Organizers:
‪Massimo Ferri (UNIBO, Italy)
Vidit Nanda (Oxford, UK)
Jie Wu (HEBTU, China)
Guowei Wei (MSU, USA)
Kelin Xia (NTU, Singapore) 

More detailed information can be found here https://personal.ntu.edu.sg/XIAKELIN/TDAconf.html.

Postdoc in Topological and Geometric Machine Learning for Marine Sustainability at University of Bergen

I’m happy to announce a 3-year postdoctorial position in topological and geometric machine learning for marine sustainability at the University of Bergen. The application deadline is on October 31. 

See https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/209769/seas-postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-topological-and-geometric-machine-learning-for-marine-sustainability for the full advertisement and application instructions.

Please contact Nello Blaser (nello.blaser@uib.no) for any inquiries. 

Postdoc, TDA for NLP, Düsseldorf

I am advertising a postdoc position at the intersection of topological data analysis, natural language processing and machine learning.

duration: 3 years
starting date: 1 October 2021
location: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

Reflecting its interdisciplinary nature, the position is associated both with my group (Topology and Geometry) and with the research group of Prof. Milica Gasic (Dialogue Systems and Machine Learning). Prior experience in one or more of the named areas would be beneficial, but we are willing to consider outstanding candidates from other areas of mathematics.

The position will be paid at the TV-L E13 scale (see https://www.academics.com/guide/salary-researchers-germany for more information). It comes with moderate teaching duties (2 times 90 minutes per week during teaching periods), which could be arranged to be of direct relevance for the intended research. Working knowledge of German would be beneficial but is not essential.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to marcus.zibrowius@hhu.de by 30 August.

CfP: Applications of Topological Data Analysis to Big Data

***** Call for Papers: Workshop on Applications of Topological Data Analysis to Big Data at IEEE BigData 2021 *****

Topological Data Analysis (TDA) is a growing area of research that focuses on studying the “shape” of data. Tools (such as persistent homology) from TDA have been successful in many application areas, including signal processing, computer vision, dynamical systems, and geospatial systems. This workshop will be a venue for researchers and practitioners of TDA to present innovative, state-of-the-art topological methods and novel applications of topological tools to big data.In this workshop, we invite submissions on recent applications of topological data analysis, with a focus on larger datasets. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • TDA applications to graphs, hypergraphs and networks
  • TDA applications in natural language processing
  • TDA applications to image and video analysis
  • TDA applications in dynamical systems and signal processing
  • Topological approaches to spatial and social systems
  • Topological approaches to machine learning

Important Dates

  • September 30, 2021: Due date for full workshop paper submission (11:59pm AoE)
  • November 1, 2021: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
  • November 20, 2021: Camera-ready version of accepted papers due
  • December 15–18, 2021: Workshop (one day in this date range)

This workshop will be held remotely. Additional information can be found at https://www.egr.msu.edu/~tymochko/TDA_IEEEBigData2021.html.Thank you,
Tegan Emerson (Pacific Northwest National Lab)
Mason A. Porter (University of California, Los Angeles)
Sarah Tymochko (Michigan State University & Pacific Northwest National Lab)
Wlodek Zadrozny (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

CfP: Smart Tools and Applications in Graphics

Call for papers
Smart Tools and Applications in Graphics
26-29 October 2021

STAG aims to offer a forum for discussing novel ideas and results in Computer Graphics and Visual Computing. Papers addressing both theoretical and application-oriented aspects of research are welcome. STAG also encourages dialogue and cross-fertilization between different fields, including Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and Topological Data Analysis.

Computational Geometry, Computational Topology, Topological Data Analysis for Visual Computing are included in the list of topics of STAG 2021.

The detailed call for papers is available at the link https://conference.stag2021.it/call_papers/

VII Mexican Workshop in Geometric and Topological Data Analysis

We’re pleased to announce the VII Mexican Workshop in Geometric and Topological Data Analysis, which will take place online September 22nd-29th, 2021. Registration is free but required, and we are accepting proposals for contributed talks and posters until July 12th. The mini-courses for this year’s workshop are:

Computational Homology, Dynamics, and Data
Tomasz Kaczynski, Université de Sherbrooke

Percolation and Topology 
Ben SchweinhartUniversity of Albany

Recursive Random Partitions: Probability, Geometry, and Machine Learning
Ngoc TranUniversity of Texas – Austin

More information and the registration form can be found at the website

https://atd2021.eventos.cimat.mx

Looking forward to seeing you there!

TDA Postdoc in Aalborg, Denmark

What we offer:
We offer a postdoc position within the Department of Mathematical Sciences as part of the project “Deciphering Nanoporosity of Amorphous Materials using Topological Data Analysis”. The selected candidate will be conducting research supervised by Lisbeth Fajstrup and Christophe A.N. Biscio and in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience to find new topological descriptors of porosity.
The selected candidate will visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA for 4 months to collaborate with Staff Scientist Dmitriy Morozov.

What we request:
The selected candidate will hold a PhD in Mathematics or a related field and will have promising research results within Topological Data Analysis, Computational Topology or related subjects.
The project to which the postdoc will contribute involves developing the theory of non-monotone and multidimensional persistence to describe variations of the free volume and in particular tunnels in amorphous materials and implementation of such insight as a tool. This will require a strong background in Topological Data Analysis either theoretical or computational.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Christophe Biscio, phone: +45 9940 8925, e-mail: christophe@math.aau.dk or Head of Department Søren Højsgaard, phone: +45 9940 8801, e-mail: sorenh@math.aau.dk

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.
https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=1153647

Tenure Track position at Tor Vergata University, Italy

Dear topologists, the Department of Mathematics of the University of Tor Vergata advertises a tenure track associate professor position in Geometry/Topology. The application expiry date is June 24.

http://web.uniroma2.it/module/name/Content/newlang/italiano/action/showpage/navpath/CON/content_id/94638/section_id/6206

Specifically this is a 3 year position (researcher of type B) that becomes permanent if the candidate obtains the national habilitation. Candidates with Ph.D. degrees from outside Italy must have it officially recognized by the italian public administration, or at least start the process applying for it.

http://www.funzionepubblica.gov.it/articolo/dipartimento/22-02-2016/modulo-la-richiesta-dellequivalenza-del-titolo-di-studio-stranieri

Algebraic topologists, including Topological Data Analysis experts, are encouraged to apply. The application must be sent by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt and follow a series of strict rules indicated in the application form, or
by electronic certified mail (PEC) *only* if you are italian or resident in Italy.