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.

TDA Postdoc, Cornell

The Greater Data Science Cooperative Institute (GDSC), jointly established by Cornell University (CU) and the University of Rochester (UR) as part of the NSF funded HDR TRIPODS program, seeks exceptional candidates for postdoctoral research positions at Cornell (note: UR has a simultaneous and coordinated, but separate search). Appointments are renewable up to a total period of three years. The target start date is August 1, 2020, but positions may be filled immediately.

GDSC is based on two founding tenets: that enduring advances in data science require combining techniques and viewpoints across electrical engineering, mathematics, statistics, and theoretical computer science; and, that data-science research must be grounded in an application domain. Cross-disciplinary research directions include: (i) Topological Data Analysis; (ii) Data Representation; (iii) Network & Graph Learning; (iv) Decisions, Control & Dynamic Learning; and, (v) Diverse & Complex Modalities. GDSC specifically aims to consider applications in medicine and healthcare, a major strength of CU and UR, and one for which advances in data science can have a direct, positive impact on society. Applicants should have completed their PhD in a discipline listed above (or related) by the time of their appointment. Some background or interest in biomedicine and/or healthcare would be an advantage.

Cornell appointed postdocs will be mentored by at least two GDSC members, including one from the Cornell GDSC leadership team: David S. Matteson, Aaron Wagner, Qing Zhao, David Bindel and Gennady Samorodnitsky. The Rochester GDSC leadership team includes Mujdat Cetin, Daniel Gildea, Tong Tong Wu, Alex Iosevich and Daniel Stefankovic; and GDSC includes 17 additional founding senior personnel across CU and UR (see: gdsc.cornell.edu for more information).

Any questions about the Cornell positions can be sent to David S. Matteson (matteson@cornell.edu); and please contact Mujdat Cetin (mujdat.cetin@rochester.edu) for questions about the UR positions. All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, research and teaching statements, and arrange to have two reference letters submitted electronically. Up to two relevant research publications may also be submitted. Application materials must be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15856

Evaluation of applicants will begin February 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Differential Geometry in Computer Vision and Machine Learning

We are organizing the 5’th International workshop on Differential Geometry in Computer Vision and Machine Learning (DiffCVML) in conjunction with CVPR 2020 to be held in Washington, Seattle in June 2020. We invite contributions for full length papers from you and your colleagues on the broad topic of topological methods and differential geometric approaches for computer vision, machine learning, and medical imaging. 

We are planning a full day workshop comprising both oral and poster presentations. You can find more information at https://diffcvml.org/2020 along with the call for papers at http://diffcvml.org/2020/cfp_DiffCVML2020.pdf.

The workshop will be held on one of the days from June 16’th to 18’th June. The paper should be 8 pages in length excluding references and the submission date (tentatively) is March 8’th 2020. We will send out further emails when CVPR informs us the final date of the workshop.

The workshop will feature keynote lectures by the following distinguished speakers:

Dr. Tamal Dey, Ohio State University, USA 
Dr. Guido Montufar, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Elizabeth Munch, Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago, USA
Dr. Pavan Turaga, Arizona State University, USA

We aim to foster interactions between engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists but also domain experts in the field of computer vision, biology, and medicine. 

Please email me if you have any questions. 
Thank you,
Shantanu Joshi

On behalf of the organizing committee, DiffCVML 2020

Shantanu H. Joshi, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Pavan Turaga, Arizona State University, USA
Vittorio Murino, IIT Genoa, and the University of Verona, Verona, Italy
Baba Vemuri, University of Florida, USA
Anuj Srivastava, Florida State University, USA
https://diffcvml.org/2020

Air Force Research Lab: Summer of TDA Internship

This summer in Dayton OH, our group at AFRL is hosting a summer of TDA 10 week internship program. During these 10 weeks interns will work on DOD relevant data sets exploring the use of TDA to develop explainable artificial intelligence systems as well as user interface visualization dashbroads.  This internship is with the Air Force Research Lab 711th Human Performance Wing, led by Dr. Ryan Kramer and is administered through KBR Inc., a DOD contracting and support company.  The KBR link to the job description and link to apply is below.

https://kbr.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/KBR_Careers/job/Dayton-Ohio/Topological-Data-Analyst-Intern_R2008281

WinCompTop@ATMCS

The WinCompTop@ATMCS event, organized by Erin Chambers, Ellen Gasparovic, and Yusu Wang, will be held June 6-7 at The Ohio State University.  Any member of the community (man or women) is welcome and encouraged to join us for this meeting.  In addition to talks by participants from the prior WinCompTop workshops and members of the community, there will also be a panel discussion, a dinner or social event, and open time for working groups to meet (or start new projects).  Funding is available to help with travel, particularly for junior participants.  

If you were a participant of one of the first two workshops and would be interested in talking about your group’s project or follow-up work, please get in touch with an organizer! 

After scheduling these talks, we plan to add additional talk slots for members of the community, but we hoped to first showcase some of the fantastic research that came out of WinCompTop 1 and 2.

Stay tuned for funding details and a program soon, and we hope to see many of you there!

Postdocs and PhD positions in TDA at Swansea

1. Postdoc in Topological Data Analysis (part of the EPSRC-funded Oxford-Livepool-Swansea Centre for Topological Data Analysis)
Closing date: 29 February 2020

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingId=64919&nPostingTargetId=81292&id=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&LG=UK&mask=suext

2. Postdoc in computational tropical geometry
(Funded by Yue Ren’s UKRI fellowship)
Closing date: 1 March 2020

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingID=65099&nPostingTargetID=81412&option=52&sort=DESC&respnr=1&ID=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&JOBADLG=UK&Resultsperpage=20&lg=UK&mask=suext

These are both 3-year positions, 100% research focussed with no obligatory teaching load.

3. PhD scholarship in topological data analysis
Closing date: 28 February 2020
(open only to EU/UK residents)
https://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/mathematics-phd-topological-data-biomedical.php

4. Additional PhD funding opportunities at Swansea though CDTs that could cover projects in topological data analysis (both of these are unfortunately open only to EU/UK residents:

• EPSRC multi-disciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Human-Centred AI and Data Science.   https://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/epsrc-centre-for-doctoral-training/

• UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Advanced Computing (AIMLAC)  http://cdt-aimlac.org/