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


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 (

CfP SoCG 2022

The 38th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2022) is planned to be held in Berlin, Germany, June 7-10, 2022, as part of the Computational Geometry (CG) Week. We invite submissions of high quality that describe original research on computational problems in a geometric setting. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Design, analysis, and implementation of geometric algorithms and
  data structures;
* Lower bounds on the computational complexity of geometric problems;
* Implementation and experimental evaluation of geometric algorithms
  and heuristics, including mathematical, numerical, and algebraic
* Discrete and combinatorial geometry;
* Computational topology, topological data analysis, and topological
* Applications of computational geometry in any field.

Important Dates

* November 25, 2021: Abstracts due (23:59 AoE (anywhere on Earth))
* December 2, 2021: Papers due (23:59 AoE (anywhere on Earth))
* February 10, 2022: Notification of acceptance/rejection
* March 16, 2022: Final versions of accepted papers due
* June 7-10, 2022 (Tuesday-Friday): Symposium

Conference Web Page

Program committee

Submit via the EasyChair Link

Submission Guidelines


Submissions must be formatted in accordance with the LIPIcs
proceedings guidelines. Authors must use the LaTeX class file
socg-lipics-v2021.cls, which is a wrapper around the standard LIPIcs
class. The LIPIcs style and instructions are available here; the
socg-lipics-v2021.cls class file is available here, and instructions
on how to use it are available here. Submissions must not exceed 500
lines, excluding front matter (title, authors, and affiliations),
references, and a clearly marked appendix (further described below),
but including all other lines (in abstract, algorithms, tables,
captions, etc.). The class files provide line counting which should be
accurate in most cases. Authors should refrain from putting excessive
amounts of text in parts in which lines are not counted
automatically. If authors need constructs that contain uncounted lines
of text, they should compensate for this by reducing the final line
count accordingly. It is the sole responsibility of the authors to not
exceed 500 lines even if some lines are not counted automatically.

Contents of the submission.

Papers should be submitted in the form of an extended abstract, which
begins with the title of the paper, each author’s name and
affiliation, as well as a short abstract. This should be followed by
the main body of the paper that begins with a precise statement of the
problem considered, a succinct summary of the results obtained
(emphasizing the significance, novelty, and potential impact of the
research), and a clear comparison with related work. The remainder of
the extended abstract should provide sufficient details to allow the
program committee to evaluate the validity, quality, and relevance of
the contribution. Clarity of presentation is very important; the
entire extended abstract should be written carefully, taking into
consideration that it will be read and evaluated by both experts and
non-experts, often under tight time constraints.

Appendix and additional data.

All details needed to verify the results must be provided. Supporting
materials, including proofs of theoretical claims and experimental
details, that do not fit in the 500-line limit should be given in an
appendix. If more appropriate, the full version may be given as the
appendix. In both cases, however, the authors should include in the
main part specific pointers to the relevant locations in the
appendix. The appendix will be read by the program committee members
and subreviewers at their discretion and will not be published as part
of the proceedings. Thus, the paper without the appendix should be
able to stand on its own. Experimental and implementation results
(independent of paper type) must be reproducible and
verifiable. Authors of all types of papers are encouraged to put
accompanying software and relevant data, if there are any, in a
repository accessible to the reviewers. Authors are asked to indicate
which of the supporting materials will remain publicly available if
their papers are accepted.

Previous or simultaneous submissions.

Results previously published or accepted for publication in the
proceedings of another conference cannot be submitted. Simultaneous
submissions of the results to another conference with published
proceedings are not allowed. Exempted are workshops and conferences
without formal proceedings, but possibly with handouts containing
short abstracts. In particular, submissions of papers that have
appeared or will be submitted to EuroCG are allowed, since EuroCG does
not publish formal proceedings, while submissions of papers that have
appeared in CCCG are not allowed. Results that have already been
accepted (with or without revision) for publication in a journal at
the time of their submission to the symposium are not allowed. A paper
submitted to a journal but not yet accepted for publication can be
submitted to the symposium. In such cases, the authors must mention
this on the front page of the submission and clearly identify the
status of the journal submission at the date of the full paper
submission deadline.

Strict guidelines.

Submissions deviating from the above guidelines risk being rejected
without further consideration.

Paper types.

When writing or evaluating a SoCG paper, it is important to keep in
mind that there are different types of contributions, each with its
own strengths. To ensure that a submission is evaluated on its own
merits, authors will need to identify the main strengths of their
submission, as captured by four possible paper types. PC members and
external reviewers will be asked to take into account these paper
types together with their associated evaluation criteria when they
evaluate a paper. There are no quotas for the paper types and
submissions can be labeled with more than one paper type at the time
of submission.

* Mathematical Foundations. A typical paper will contain theorems and
  proofs describing new results in discrete or combinatorial
  geometry, or in topological combinatorics. The paper will primarily
  be evaluated on its technical depth, the importance of the results,
  the elegance of the solution, the connection of the problem studied
  to computational geometry and topology, and the potential future
  impact on algorithm development.

* Algorithmic Complexity. A typical paper will contain algorithms,
  data structures, theorems, proofs, or lower bound constructions
  describing new results on computational geometry problems. The
  paper will primarily be evaluated on the (mathematical or
  computational) relevance and importance of the problem studied, its
  technical depth, the elegance of the solution, and the potential
  future impact of the results or the proposed new methods and

* Experiments and Implementation. A typical paper will make a clear
  contribution to the implementation and evaluation of geometric
  algorithms, such as exact, approximate, or algebraic computation,
  algorithms engineering, or the experimental evaluation of competing
  algorithmic approaches. The paper will primarily be evaluated on
  the completeness and the expected impact of the proposed
  implementation, the soundness of the experiments, the quality and
  quantity of testing, and on the general amount of knowledge gained.

* Applications. A typical paper will describe the modeling and
  algorithmic choices made when developing or adapting computational
  geometry techniques for an application area. The paper will be
  primarily evaluated on the soundness of the modeling decisions, the
  ingenuity of the solution, the effectiveness of the proposed
  method, and the expected impact in the application area. One might
  also consider the lesson learned regarding the applicability or
  suitability of computational geometry tools to the specific area.

Guidelines for reviewers.

The guidelines are available here:

Accepted Papers

* Format.

  Final proceedings versions of accepted papers must respect the same
  formatting constraints as the submissions (LIPIcs proceedings
  format with socg-lipics-v2021; 500-line limit, excluding front
  matter and references), but must not comprise any appendix. If any
  supporting material (including complete proofs of theoretical
  claims and experimental details) does not fit in the specified
  limit, then the full version of the paper containing this
  information must be referenced in the conference version and made
  available at a public repository, such as arXiv, by the time the
  final version is submitted. Where applicable, we encourage the
  authors to make accompanying software and/or data publicly
  accessible, with proper references in the paper.

* Presentation, awards, and special issues.

  An author of each accepted paper will be expected to attend the
  symposium and present the paper (approximately 20 minutes). Given
  the developing COVID-19 pandemic, the format of both attendance and
  presentation will be clarified closer to the event. Awards will be
  given for the best paper and for the best student
  presentation. Authors of a selection of papers from the symposium
  will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to
  special issues of Discrete & Computational Geometry and Journal of
  Computational Geometry. As in the previous years, the authors of
  the best paper will be invited to submit an extended version of
  their paper to Journal of the ACM.

Code of Conduct

SoCG is dedicated to providing an environment that is free from
harassment, bullying, discrimination, and retaliation for all
participants. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at our
conference are required to agree with the CG Week code of conduct.

If an author has a conflict of such nature with a potential reviewer, and the author has sufficient grounds to believe that the review would be negatively biased, then the author is asked to declare this conflict
by contacting a SoCG advocate who will treat any supporting
information confidentially.

For a list of SoCG advocates with contact information, please refer to

Lectureship in TDA-related topics at Cardiff University

The School of Mathematics at Cardiff University is currently advertising two Lectureships in Mathematical Sciences (Data-driven Applied Mathematics, Mathematics of Data Science, Operational Research, Statistics). This includes researchers with a background in topological data analysis.

The deadline for applications is 9th November 2021.

Details can be found here: