WASP TDA Postdoc at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden – deadline 14 December

Martina Scolamiero writes:
We currently have an open position for a two year postdoc to join our Topological Data Analysis group at the mathematics department of KTH in Stockholm.

https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:561932/type:job/where:4/apply:1

The group has been growing lately and we are currently  two faculty members: Wojciech Chacholski and Martina Scolamiero, five postdocs and four PhD students.

We are interested in a variety of topics including: definition and computation of persistence based invariants, homological methods for the study of discrete dynamical systems, homological algebra for poset representations, applications to neuroscience and machine learning. 

The position is financed by WASP, which also offers great opportunities for networking and collaboration with researchers working in mathematical foundations of A.I. 

Return of the PSHT Seminar

Dear all,
We invite you to rejoin the Persistence, Sheaves and Homotopy Theory online seminar, held the second Tuesday of each month, from 3pm to 4:30pm CET. We send reminders and Zoom coordinates to the seminar’s mailing list closer to the seminar days. 

The aim of the seminar is to gather together the mathematical communities who have a common interest in the theoretical aspects of persistence, such as its connections to sheaf theory, homotopy theory, symplectic geometry, and representation theory.

Here is the program for the next two sessions; please visit the seminar’s website for abstracts:

November 8th, 3-4:30 pm CET:

– Ezra Miller (Duke university)
– Benjamin Blanchette (Université de Sherbrooke)

December 13th, 3-4:30 pm CET:

– Claudia Landi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
– Benedikt Fluhr (Technical University of Munich)

Website: https://psht-seminar.github.io/index.html
Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/g/psht-seminar

Please don’t hesitate to spread the word with your colleagues and we hope to see you on November 8th!

Best regards,
Nicolas Berkouk, François Petit, and Luis Scoccola

Tenure Track Professorship at SUNY Albany

Justin Curry writes:

I want to bring to everyone’s attention a new tenure-track position at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). We have several TDA faculty, such as Mike Lesnick and myself, and are actively trying to recruit an additional faculty member who can work with both the TDA and Machine Learning (ML) groups at UAlbany. Details for the job advertisement are below, but I want to emphasize that recruiting women faculty is a priority for us and is part of a recent Project SAGES grant. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me: jmcurry@albany.edu

I also want to provide some personal advocacy for why you might consider joining me and Mike at UAlbany:

First and foremost, UAlbany is an extremely diverse R1 institution with a track record for promoting racial equity. Demographic data varies depending on the source, but approximately 17% of our students are black, 16% are Hispanic or Latino, 8% are Asian, and 4% are multi-racial. Many of our students come from the five boroughs of New York City and are first-generation college students. UAlbany has been regularly recognized for promoting social mobility as an affordable state school and our standing in many rankings have increased considerably over the past few years.

Secondly, UAlbany faculty have a strong union representation through United Union Professionals (UUP). As a result of this, we have great health insurance and annually-obligated 2% raises, which compounds with time, as well discretionary merit-based raises. From what I’ve heard, many schools do not have mandatory raises for their faculty.

Additionally, we are probably one of the few universities in the country with a pension plan for those who choose it. Optional 401k plans are also available and SUNY pays in more than you contribute.

Finally, Albany is a great place to live with plenty of interesting people and affordable housing to boot. Although the individual cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy each have around 100k people, the Capital District as a whole has over a million people in it. This provides you with lots of possible lifestyles, ranging from the cute brownstones, restaurants and bars of LGBTQ-friendly Center Square (soon to be depicted in HBO’s Gilded Age alongside Troy) to the more quiet Princeton-esque hamlet of Delmar. In addition to a thriving arts scene, the area has lots of professionals: there are lots of jobs with the State of New York—since Albany is the capital—but also many people who work at GE, Regeneron, and GlobalFoundaries. Thanks in part to the CHIPS Act, this is only likely to increase. We have our own international airport, as well as convenient rail access to NYC (only 2 hours by Amtrak) and Boston (~3 hours). If these cities don’t interest you, there are also ample opportunities to hike in the nearby Berkshires, Catskills and Adirondacks, or go boating on one of our many lakes, such as Lake George. Of course, Upstate NY gets plenty of rain and snow, which is why it has so many apples and the most ski resorts of any state.

As you can see from the listing on MathJobs, the deadline for applications is far away: January 15th, 2023.
https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20438

Unfortunately, candidates must apply through our own platform, which can be accessed here:
https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=151355

Please reach out if you’re interested in applying!

Tenure Track Professorship in TDA in Belfast

The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK) is advertising for a Lecturer in Data Analysis. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from those working in Topological Data Analysis and related areas.  

The position is a lectureship (which is roughly equivalent to a starting-level tenured position). Details can be found at

https://hrwebapp.qub.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=753172HgPI&WVID=6273090Lgx&LANG=USA

where one may also apply online. Interested persons should read the Candidate Information carefully.

https://hr.apps.qub.ac.uk/jobs/job_desc/22_110215.pdf?ts=20220905110907

We encourage anyone who feels they meet the Essential Criteria to apply.

The deadline is October 10, 2022. Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Thomas Huettemann (Associate Director of Education for Mathematics) at t.huettemann@qub.ac.uk .

Tenure Track position in Mathematics at Wesleyan University

Sara Kalisnik says: The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor. They are very interested in filling the spot with an applied topologist! Spending a few years there I can say that it is hard to imagine better colleagues or a friendlier working environment!

The MathJobs ad can be found here: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20329 with an application deadline of October 1 2022 for your application to receive full consideration. Details available on MathJobs.

3rd Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis, online/Heidelberg, 28-30 September 2022

From 28th to 30th of September the Third Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis will take place within the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES at Heidelberg University. The main part of the workshop will be a lecture and tutorial series by Bastian Rieck (Helmholtz Zentrum München) on synergies between persistent homology and machine learning. As a supplement, participants will have the opportunity to give short presentations on their own TDA-related work. The workshop will take place primarily online, complemented by on-site get-together opportunities in Heidelberg. More information can be found in the attached flyer and on the workshop’s webpage (tda.mathi.uni-heidelberg.de).

Registration is now OPEN. Please register via
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehfn-UtyqU_bd971vhakUDwbFz24Opgxs1dXIIAvjNZ8l9Jg/viewform

Feel free to share this information 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 Lukas Hahn, Maximilian Schmahl, Daniel Spitz and Anna Wienhard

PhD student position on Topological Study of Molecular Braids, VU Amsterdam

I have an open position for a PhD student (fully-funded, 4 years) to work on the project “Topological study of molecular braids”. 

More information can be found here:
https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-topological-study-of-molecular-braids/cqxnmf

Please forward to anyone who might be interested. 


Dr Senja Barthel
Assistant professor in mathematics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Applied Topology Day, September 30 2022, VU Amsterdam

On September 30 there will be a one-day meeting on applied topology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The goal of the meeting is to bring together researchers in the Netherlands who are interested in topology and its applications.

Speakers:

  • Renee Hoekzema (VU Amsterdam)
  • Tim Ophelders (TU Eindhoven, Utrecht)
  • Rien van de Weijgaert (Groningen)
  • Roland van der Veen (Groningen)
  • Jo Ellis-Monaghan (University of Amsterdam)

For more information and a link to the registration form please visit:

https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/more-about/applied-topology-day2022

Please sign up before September 11.

CfP – APCT Special Issue: Random Topology, September 30 2022

Call for Papers on Random Topology

Guest Editors: D. Yogeshwaran (Indian Statistical Institute, India) and
Omer Bobrowski  (Technion, Israel),  e-mail: omer@ee.technion.ac.il
APCT Editor: Robert Adler (Technion, Israel)

Studies on the geometry of spatial random structures (e.g., random graphs, sets and fields) have naturally led to the research of the topology of such structures, forming the relatively new field of Random Topology.  Questions in this area are often motivated by the desire to explore higher-dimensional versions of classical lower-dimensional results, as well as by applications in Topological Data Analysis. This special issue will group together a variety of topics at the intersections of Topology, Probability, Combinatorics, and Statistics, with the aim of highlighting recent developments in Random Topology and related fields.  We already have commitments for a number of papers by some of the leading researchers in this area and we would like to invite more  papers exploring both applied and theoretical aspects of Random Topology. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

  • Topology of random simplicial complexes
  • Topology of Gaussian random fields
  • Higher-order Laplacians and spectral properties
  • Random walks on simplicial complexes
  • High-dimensional percolation
  • Random knots
  • Topological inference

Papers will be posted electronically as they are refereed and accepted.

Deadline : December 31, 2022

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the submission guidelines of the journal.

All papers must be submitted to the journal’s submission system. During the submission stage, please select “Yes” for the question “Does this manuscript belong to a special feature?” in Additional Information tab, then select a special feature “S.I. : Random Topology”.

Computational Persistence 2022, Online Workshop

In recent years, advances in topological data analysis have been fuelled by progresses on both fronts of mathematics and algorithms. This workshop intends to focus on the computational aspects of topological persistence that is central to this development. Diverse applications of topological persistence hinge on the capability of the algorithms to handle scale and noise in data. We hope that this workshop in its second year, termed as “Computational Persistence 2022“, provides a forum to exchange ideas on developing efficient, robust, application-driven algorithms backed up by solid mathematics.

The workshop is scheduled for one of the weeks of the year when Paris/Berlin/Vienna/Milan/etc. are 5 hours ahead of New York City instead of the usual 6. The preliminary schedule can be found here

Please register for the workshop and feel free to send the registration link to others who you think will benefit from attending the workshop, the zoom links will be sent only to those who register.

Dates: October 31-November 4, 2022
Venue: Online

Organizers

  • Tamal K. Dey, Purdue University (tamaldey at purdue dot edu)
  • Tao Hou, DePaul University (thou1 at depaul dot edu)
  • Abhishek Rathod, Purdue University (arathod at purdue dot edu)