Probabilistic and Topological methods for Biological Data (June 11, 2020)

Dr. Veronica Ciocanel and Dr. Wasiur KhudaBuksh are organising a virtual mini-symposium on “Probabilistic and Topological Methods for Biological Data” as part of the SIAM conference on Mathematics of Data Science 2020. More information below. 

Time: June 11, 2020 1-3pm EST (topology session) and 3-5pm EST (probability session)

Registration: Registration is free (and would take less than 30 seconds), but limited to 300 people. Link here:

wasiur.github.io/MDS2020/mds2020.html

Speakers in the topology session:
1. Francis Motta, Florida Atlantic University
2. Marilyn Vazquez, the Ohio State University
3. Veronica Ciocanel, the Ohio State University
4. Manuchehr Aminian, Colorado State University

Speakers in the probability session:
1. Wasiur KhudaBukhsh, the Ohio State University 
2. Arindam Fadikar, Argonne National Lab
3. Pragya Sur, Harvard University
4. Yuekai Sun, University of Michigan

The talks will cover many different application areas ranging from microscopic cell biology to macroscopic epidemiology using tools from topology and probability theory.

Please register as soon as possible. 

SIAM Mini-Symposium on Topological Image Analysis

Aras Asaad writes:

I’m organizing a virtual mini-symposium titled ‘Topological Image Analysis’, which is part of  SIAM2020 conference of Mathematics of Data Science.

To sign up for our online mini-symposium: Click at this site to get ZOOM details and a short description about this event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSef7aJKpIKktF-mto1m1RAvd-ULJxIK2-uXsfqNCT3mu48M-Q/viewform

See attached, the flyer of the symposium for Date, Time, program schedule and speaker info’s.
Titles and Abstract of Talks can be found here:Session One: https://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=68044 Session Two: https://meetings.siam.org/sess/dsp_programsess.cfm?SESSIONCODE=68045

TDA Postdoc at the Dioscuri Center, Warsaw

https://www.impan.pl/wydarzenia/konkursy/2020/postdoctoral-position-dioscuri.pdf

The Dioscuri Center is a new research center for Topological Data Analysis, to start in July 2020 and led by Dr Pawel Dlotko.

The Dioscuri Center is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a fixed-term 24-month position to work on developing mathematically rigorous geometry and topology based shape descriptors to solve important applied problems.

Application deadline: June 30, 2020

TDA Postdoc at Oxford

https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/36016

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Topological Data Analysis to work with Professors Heather Harrington and Ulrike Tillmann here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The position is fixed-term for 30 months (2.5 years), and the successful candidate will become a member of the Centre for Topological Data Analysis at Oxford.

The postholder will be responsible for conducting research in applied topology, including topological data analysis, as well as techniques within computational topology aimed at bridging levels of organisation within molecular biology. You will be expected to contribute ideas for new research projects, write up the results of your research for publication, and provide guidance to junior members of the research group including project students, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in computational mathematics, topology or applied algebra. You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge to work within the research interests of the Centre for Topological Data Analysis, alongside the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities. Previous experience of computational mathematics and/or computer programming is desirable.

https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=146092

Applicants will be selected for interview based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in the job description document below. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 17 June 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 29 June 2020.

2 TDA Postdocs at EPFL

The Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience (EPFL) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in topological data analysis and machine learning affiliated with the project “Topological suite for deep learning: enhanced model reliability, stability and performance”, financed by Innosuisse (Swiss Innovation Agency) and carried out in collaboration with the Reconfigurable and Embedded Digital Systems lab (HEIG-VD) and L2F, an EPFL start-up founded in 2017 to develop innovative machine learning pipelines integrating notions from fundamental mathematics, in particular algebraic topology.

The aim of this project is to discover and develop new topological tools to unbox artificial intelligence and to enhance the robustness, performance, and reliability of deep learning models.

The postdocs selected will be members of the Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience and collaborate with L2F and REDS.

Candidates should hold a PhD from no earlier than 2016 in mathematics, physics, or computer science, have some familiarity with topological data analysis, and be proficient Python coders. 
Please send your cover letter, CV, and publication list to Kathryn Hess at kathryn.hess@epfl.ch, to whom you should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent as well.

Starting date: 1 October 2020  or as soon as possible thereafter
Duration: 24 months
Application deadline: 30 May 2020

TDA Professorship in Osnabrück

The School of Mathematics/Computer Science of Osnabrück University invites
applications for the following position:

Professor of Mathematical Methods of Data Analysis (W2)

One of the mathematical methods mentioned explicitly is “Algorithmic topology”.
The application deadline is May 31, 2020. For more information consider:

https://www.uni-osnabrueck.de/universitaet/stellenangebote/stellenangebote-detail/71-fb-6-w2-mathematische-methoden-der-datenanalyse/

Postdoc TDA at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Postdoc Position on Topological data analysis (TDA) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

A postdoc position is available at the School of Physics and Mathematics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

The annual salary will be about 55000-70000 SGD/year (dependent on previous qualifications and experience) with an additional performance bonus of up to 3 months (Income tax rate is ~4%).  The position will start at about Aug 2020. It will be 2 years and can be extended to 3 years. 

The research areas of the candidate should be on applied topology, computational topology, computational geometry, and machine learning. The ideal applicant should have good training on computation, algorithm design and modeling. Previous experience on biomolecular modeling and biomolecular data analysis is preferred but not necessary.

For those interested, please send CV, research statement, and contact information for three references to Prof. Kelin Xia at xiakelin@ntu.edu.sg.

TDA Postdoc, University of Western Ontario

Postdoctoral position at the University of Western Ontario.

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario has a 
postdoctoral position available in fields related to Topological Data 
Analysis, under the supervision of J.F. Jardine.

This position has a two-year term with a flexible start date of July 1, 
2020. The salary will be $51,000 CAD per year, plus a tax-free research 
fund of $1,500 CAD per year. The position will involve teaching two 
half-courses per year, in addition to research. Candidates should have 
completed a Ph.D. in July 2017 or later.

Application should be made through mathjobs.org. The position ID is 
UWO-PDFTDA [#15179].

All applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae 
(including a list of publications), research statement, teaching 
statement, and at least three letters of reference. One letter of 
reference should comment on the teaching abilities of the applicant.

Information about the Department can be found at https://www.uwo.ca/math/.

E-mail inquiries may be sent to math-pos@uwo.ca. Screening of 
applications will begin on May 18, 2020, and will continue until the 
position is filled.

The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and 
welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including 
visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, and 
LGBTQ persons.

Topology in Distinct Flavors; Warwick (UK) 18-19 June 2020

We would like to invite you to the TopFlavours conference, a two-day meeting that will bring together early career researchers in both pure and applied topology. Details are below:
*TopFlavours 2020 (Topology in Distinct Flavours)*

University of Warwick, 18-19 June 2020.

*Invited speakers*:
Irakli Patchkoria (Aberdeen)
Bernadette Stolz (Oxford)

More information can be found on the website
<https://sites.google.com/view/topflavours2020/home>.

Registration is now open. Accommodation will be offered for a limited number of funded places for the nights of 17th and 18th of June. The deadline for applying for accommodation is the 10th of April. General registration will close on the 1st of May.

All participants are encouraged to deliver a 25 minute contributed talk. This event is ideal for doctoral students who want to give their first talk. 

Best wishes, 

Igor Sikora 
Álvaro Torras Casas

Georgia Topology Conference

The topology group at the University of Georgia is organizing a conference on topological persistence and related topics in applied topology in Athens, Georgia, from June 1-5, 2020. This will be an installment in a long-running (since 1961, see here for webpages from previous years) annual topology conference series, which is maybe best known for the large general conferences that are held in years congruent to 1 mod 8; however in years such as this one the conference is smaller and focuses on a more specialized theme, typically with about 16 one-hour talks by a mix of junior and senior researchers and plenty of time built into the schedule for informal interaction.  

The webpage for the conference is now up, at https://research.franklin.uga.edu/topology/2020GTC.  The conference will be supported by NSF. In particular there is funding available for junior participants.