Invitation to a workshop on synergies between topological data analysis and life sciences

Dear all,

from the 19th to 21st of September the Fourth 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 Dr. Andreas Ott (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) on synergies between topological data analysis and life sciences. This workshop is designed for both mathematicians and life scientists with or without prior knowledge in TDA and relevant biology.

As a supplement, participants will have the opportunity to give short lightning talks on their own TDA-related work. The workshop will be in hybrid format with opportunities for on-site get-togethers 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/1FAIpQLSc3mZAMjud6FBSUaEWdakbKOdpf-Gyu0B-htFLCzr17C2PKGw/viewform

Registration deadline for participants who want to apply for giving a lightning talk is the 11th of September.

For participation only, the deadline is the 15th of September.

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 organisation committee consisting of Freya Jensen, Viktoria Noel and Daniel Spitz

Geometry/topology TT jobs at the University of Missouri-Columbia

Hello,

Adam Helfer has asked to share the following message, and anybody with questions can contact him at helfera@missouri.edu.

Best, Henry Adams

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The Math Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia will hire two assistant professor TT positions to start in AY2024-25.  They are both designated geometry/topology, and one of them requires also an emphasis on applications.

The particular sub-areas (within geometry/topology) are less important than the strengths of the candidates.  People working in AI or topological data analysis, for instance, provided they do so using geometric and/or topological tools, would certainly be good candidates for the “emphasis on applications” position.  They would be important to our graduate program, and so they should be comfortable teaching standard math grad courses.

Review of applications will begin 1 October.  For more information, and to apply, see https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/22708.

Applied Topology Lectureship at Swansea University

Grigory Garkusha writes:
This is to bring to your attention the permanent Lectureship position in applied algebra or applied topology at the Mathematics Department of Swansea University. 

The deadline for applications is 4th September, 2023. All information can be found at the webpage:

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/jobs-at-swansea/current-vacancies/details/?nPostingId=138178&nPostingTargetId=167574&id=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&LG=UK&languageSelect=UK&mask=suext

TDA Postdoc in Grenoble

Rémi Molinier writes:

There is a one year Postdoc position in Grenoble to work on TDA applied to material science, as a part of the chair MAGNET of the MIAI institute of Grenoble, under the guidance of Noël Jakse and myself. The starting date should be before the end of December 2023. 

The goal is to construct topological descriptors for local environment of atoms to study cristal nucleation in alloys. This is the continuation of the work here which study only the case of monoatomic metals where the main issue will be to deal with different type of atoms.

We are looking for someone with an expertise in TDA and interested in applications. Experience of computing and working with data will be really appreciated. Knowledge and interest in physics and basics in machine learning is not mandatory but will be a plus.

To apply, interested candidates should send a CV with a list of publication and two reference letters to myself (remi.molinier@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr). Feel free to contact me for any questions regarding the position of the project.

CfP: Computational Persistence 2023

The 3rd workshop on Computational Persistence will take place from Sep 25 to Sep 29 in hybrid mode at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. This workshop provides a forum to exchange ideas on computational aspects of topological persistence that fertilize advances in topological data analysis.

The schedule will be composed of invited and contributed talks on computational aspects of topological data analysis. Contributed talks can be suggested in the form of an abstract of at most two pages. A scientific committee will check the submissions and make a selection.

The first two issues of the workshop were online conferences – the upcoming workshop is the first one where on-site participation is possible. We encourage this option, but equally welcome submissions of researchers that attend remotely.

Dates:
Deadline for abstracts of contributed talks: June 23, 2023
Notification of acceptance: July 14, 2023

Submission server: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=compper2023

Web-page: https://www.cs.purdue.edu/ComPerWorkshop/

Scientific committee:
Tamal Dey (Purdue)
Tao Hou (De Paul University)
Michael Kerber (Graz University of Technology)
Steve Oudot (INRIA Saclay)
Yusu Wang (Univ of California, San Diego)

Organizers: Tamal Dey, Michael Kerber, Soham Mukherjee, Shreyas Samaga, Tao Hou

FoQaCiA Summer School

FoQaCiA Summer School is a two-week program taking place at Bilkent University focused on theoretical aspects of quantum computing aimed primarily at senior undergraduate and graduate students. During the school, participants will have an opportunity to learn the foundations of quantum computing theory from leading experts and work intensively under the guidance of active researchers in the field.
Location: Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Organizers: Rui Soares Barbosa and Cihan Okay

Registration is now open: https://foqaciasummerschool.com
Deadline for registration: May 1, 2023

3rd GTDAML, Northeastern University, June 8-10 2023

We would like to draw your attention to the “Third Graduate Student Conference: Geometry and Topology meet Data Analysis and Machine Learning” to be held at Northeastern University on June 8th to June 10th, 2023. 

The goal of the conference is to gather graduate students and postdocs to share their research work in applications of Geometry and Topology to Data Analysis and Machine Learning. The aim is to build bridges between academic institutions, and to enhance discussion and collaboration via poster sessions, short presentations, and discussion panels. A plenary lecture will be delivered by Prof. Justin Solomon (MIT).

We anticipate having some amount of funding to support students who would like to attend.  Registration details can be found in https://gtdaml.wixsite.com/2023. The deadline for applying for

financial support is May 10, 2023.

This is the third installment in the series of conferences (GDTAML 19’ https://tgda.osu.edu/gtdaml2019  and GTDAML 21’ (https://gtdaml.wixsite.com/2021) and follows other synergistic activities run by the organizers in the past (e.g., https://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2022MRC-DataSci).

Please contact the organizing committee via gtdaml2023@gmail.com if you have any questions.

BIREP Summer School on Persistence Modules

Benedikt Fluhr writes:
Dear colleagues and investigators of applied topology,

we are pleased to announce the forthcoming BIREP summer school on persistence modules and the interplay of representation theory and topological data analysis.

This events program consists of a series of three talks by this years invited speaker Wojciech Chachólski (KTH Stockholm) as well as a number of different talks to be delivered by the participants.

Date: July 31–August 4, 2023

Location: Hotel Waldcafé Jäger, Bad Driburg, Germany

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023

For more details, please visit our webpage or leave us a message at birep-school@math.uni-bielefeld.de .

Kind regards, 
the organisers 
Raphael Bennett-Tennenhaus, Rudradip Biswas, Benedikt Fluhr, Jan-Paul Lerch, Janina Letz, and Julia Sauter

Young Topologists Meeting 23 @EPFL

We are glad to announce that next year’s Young Topologists Meeting (YTM) will take place at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, from July 24th to July 28th 2023.

The purpose of YTM is to offer young topologists an occasion to come together and present their work in a relaxed and informal setting.

The program will consist of short talks given by the participants and two series of lectures by Professor Katharine Turner (Austalian National University) and Professor Marc Hoyois (University of Regensburg).

Registration is now open until the 31th of march, please fill in the following form if interested.

Information about the conference is available at: ytm2023.epfl.ch. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers via ytm2023@epfl.ch

We are looking forward to seeing you in Lausanne!

Kind regards,

The organizers

Nicolas Berkouk, Hadrian Heine, Henry Kirveslahti, Samuel Lavenir, Kelly Maggs, Olivia Monjon, Victor Roca i Lucio, Bernadette Stolz-Pretzer

Danish-Swedish summer school on TDA and spatial statistics

Dear colleagues,
It is our pleasure to announce the Danish-Swedish summer school on TDA and spatial statistics to be held at Aalborg University from June 26-30, 2023.

The school is a five-day event with the aim of educating researchers to work at the interface of Topological Data Analysis (TDA) and Spatial Statistics. The principal target group are PhD students and postdocs in applied topology, statistics, and related subjects. Although dealing with similar problems, until recently there has been little interaction between TDA and spatial statistics. The summer school will thus be a major stepping stone for networking and knowledge sharing between these branches of applied topology and statistics.

The invited lecturers are:

    Wojciech Chachólski (KTH) TBA
    Anne Estrade (Université Paris Cité) The geometry of Gaussian fields
    Érika Roldán (MPI Leipzig) Topology and Geometry of Random Cubical Complexes
    Rasmus Waagepetersen (Aalborg University) Cox processes – mixed models for point processes

Further information and the registration can be found on the website https://www.dstda.com/

The registration fee of 50 Euros covers the lunches and coffee breaks; registration deadline: April 30, 2023.

We are looking forward to an inspiring event.

Best regards, the organizers
Christophe Biscio, Wojciech Chachólski, Ottmar Cronie, Lisbeth Fajstrup, Adélie Garin, Christian Hirsch, Martina Scolamiero