ATMCS+AATRN Winter Edition

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 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


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

Tenure Track in TDA at Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor.  All are welcome to apply, although preference will be given to those applicants who may contribute to our applied programs, including data science.  Those working in topological data analysis are encouraged to apply!

Two postdocs at Oxford

Heather Harrington writes:

We are advertising two postdoc positions at Oxford’s mathematical institute to start October 2021. 
One is one year postdoc in algebraic systems biology, and I can cover some relocation costs. Closes 6 January.
The other postdoc is a two year position in topological data analysis for analysing single cell/genomic data. Closes 13 January.

TDA Postdoc at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is looking to hire one or two postdocs in computational topology. We have a growing group of TDA researchers with a number of exciting projects in the area. See the job description, requirements, and apply online here:

Topological Robotics and ML – Open Rank at Northeastern
The position is associated with a proposal for a research cluster on “Topological robotics and machine learning” that I’m spearheading. Although the language of the solicitation favors machine learning, I strongly encourage you to apply if your research touches on any of the following topics: configuration spaces, graph braid groups, topological complexity, topological data analysis, stochastic topology, linkages, etc. 

Postdoc Position at the University of Florida

Peter Bubenik is hiring a postdoc in topological data analysis. The teaching load is one 1-semester course per year. The position is funded by the NSF and the Simons Foundation for a math bio project. There will also be the opportunity to pursue theoretical work if desired. Please apply through

Professor in Applied Geometry and Topology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of Mathematical Sciences, a division of School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is aiming to build up a research group in Applied Geometry and Topology and is looking for an outstanding senior researcher who is able to lead the research group. This group is envisioned to employ methods from Geometry, Topology, Dynamical Systems, and Stochastics to problems in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Mechanical Control, Shape Analysis, and Robotics. NTU provides a rich environment for interdisciplinary collaborations in these areas, including the Robotics Research Centre and the Computational Intelligence research lab at the School of Computer Science and Engineering.

We are looking for candidates with Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or closely related fields. Researchers with interests in the following field are especially encouraged to apply:

• Mathematical foundations of learning theory and artificial intelligence

• Topological and geometric data analysis

• Applications of geometry, topology, and learning theory in biomedical sciences, robotics, mathematical finance, and shape analysis

• Numerical methods for mechanical systems, variational integrators

• High dimensional methods for nonlinear systems

Professorships at NCSU

The Department of Mathematics at North Carolina State University seeks applications from highly qualified individuals for multiple junior tenure-track faculty positions, to begin Fall 2021. Appointments to more senior positions may also be considered. All areas of mathematics are welcome, with special attention given to combinatorics, topology, and applied algebra.

Giotto-TDA Challenge 2020

Giotto-TDA announces the Giotto-tda use-cases challenge 2020. The purpose of this challenge is to create the best use-case of applied topology of the year! In order to participate to this challenge and have a chance to win, you have to submit a Jupyter Notebook to their repo with the following structure:

  1. Introduction, i.e. where the problem is explained
  2. Dataset, i.e. where the dataset is described
  3. Analysis, i.e. where the steps of the analysis are highlighted and the central role played by Giotto-tda is explained
  4. Short benchmark with comparable non-topological methods


The final PR submission date and hour will have to take place before the 30th of October 2020 at 23:59 CET.

Winner announcement and prizes

On the 9th of November the evaluation phase will end and the first three winners will be announced. A Condorcet method will be used to preapre the final classification. The prizes will be the following:

  1. for the winner, 4000CHF
  2. for the second, 1000CHF
  3. for the third, 500CHF

The best three use-cases will be announced on the L2F SA social media and advertised through the web. The winner will also be contacted directly via email.

TDA Open Rank Professorship, Auburn University

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Auburn University is seeking to fill a nine-month tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position to begin August 16, 2021. We seek applicants with research specialization in Topological Data Analysis. The successful candidate will be able to work closely with the research groups in Algebra, Statistics, and Topology. The department has a PhD program and various MS programs, including a new MS program in Data Science. It has over 50 mathematicians/statisticians and more than 120 graduate students engaged in research in a wide variety of areas in mathematics and statistics. Auburn University’s strong research programs in a variety of areas present many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and for participation in its various multidisciplinary programs. Auburn University is an R1 University and one of the nation’s premier land, sea, and space grant institutions. It maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence. For more information on faculty life at Auburn University, please visit: Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples. Please visit the following link for more information:

Applications must include a cover letter, transcript(s), curriculum vitae, a statement of research, a statement of teaching (and teaching evaluations if available), and a statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion. Candidates should also submit the names and contact information for three professional references. One reference must address teaching experience and abilities. For additional information contact: Dr. Luke Oeding, Chair, Search Committee, e-mail: