Postdoc in TDA and NLP, 3 years, Düsseldorf, Germany, deadline 15 June 2022

duration: 3 years
starting date: as soon as possible
location: Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany

This new position is funded by Prof. Milica Gasic’ ERC starting grant DYMO, and thus comes with no teaching duties. The aim of the project is to build the next generation of human-computer dialogue models. The postdoc will investigate the use of topological data analysis in natural language generation, combating the known problems of large pre-trained language models. Any insights gained could be applied to other areas of human-computer dialogue modelling and natural language processing more generally, where the current neural network models face limitations.

While this position is primarily based within the research group of Prof. Milica Gasic (Dialogue Systems and Machine Learning), collaboration with my group (Topology and Geometry) is expected, and I will be closely involved in the selection of candidates. Prior experience in one or more of the named areas would be beneficial, but we encourage outstanding candidates from all areas of mathematics to apply.

The position will be paid at the TV-L E13 scale (see https://www.academics.com/guide/salary-researchers-germany for more information). No knowledge of German is required.

Applications should be sent to milica.gasic at hhu.de by 15 June.  For informal enquiries, please contact either milica.gasic at hhu.de or me (marcus.zibrowius at hhu.de).

TDA Postdoc in Aalborg, Denmark (deadline June 9 2022)

JOB DESCRIPTION

What we offer:
We offer a postdoc position within the Department of Mathematical Sciences as part of the project “Deciphering Nanoporosity of Amorphous Materials using Topological Data Analysis”. The selected candidate will be conducting research supervised by Lisbeth Fajstrup and Christophe A.N. Biscio and in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience to find new topological descriptors of porosity. The selected candidate will visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA for 4 months to collaborate with Staff Scientist Dmitriy Morozov.

What we request:
The selected candidate will hold a PhD in Mathematics or a related field and will have promising research results within Topological Data Analysis, Computational Topology or related subjects.
The project to which the postdoc will contribute involves developing new computational topological methods to describe variations of the free volume and in particular tunnels in amorphous materials and implementation of such insight as a tool. This will require a strong background in Topological Data Analysis either computational or theoretical.


Salary and benefits

Please contact International Staff Unit https://www.isu.aau.dk/ for information regarding salary and taxes. Courses in Danish will be offered if needed.

Working and living in Aalborg and Denmark

The city of Aalborg is lively with a wide variety of music and cultural events, top notch restaurants, fresh air and easy access to natural parks, forests, and great beaches.

As employee at Aalborg University you will obtain health insurance as a resident of Denmark, this also includes family members officially residing in Denmark.

https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=1189918

Postdoc Position in Aalborg

Lisbeth Fajstrup needs a postdoc in Aalborg Denmark for a project on Nanoporosity of Amorphous materials using TDA.
The project requires understanding of TDA and moreover computational skills – to implement the new ideas.

JOB DESCRIPTION

What we offer:
We offer a postdoc position within the Department of Mathematical Sciences as part of the project “Deciphering Nanoporosity of Amorphous Materials using Topological Data Analysis”. The selected candidate will be conducting research supervised by Lisbeth Fajstrup and Christophe A.N. Biscio and in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and Bioscience to find new topological descriptors of porosity. The selected candidate will visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA for 4 months to collaborate with Staff Scientist Dmitriy Morozov.

What we request:
The selected candidate will hold a PhD in Mathematics or a related field and will have promising research results within Topological Data Analysis, Computational Topology or related subjects.
The project to which the postdoc will contribute involves developing new computational topological methods to describe variations of the free volume and in particular tunnels in amorphous materials and implementation of such insight as a tool. This will require a strong background in Topological Data Analysis either computational or theoretical.

Salary and benefits
Please contact International Staff Unit https://www.isu.aau.dk/ for information regarding salary and taxes. Courses in Danish will be offered if needed.

Working and living in Aalborg and Denmark
The city of Aalborg is lively with a wide variety of music and cultural events, top notch restaurants, fresh air and easy access to natural parks, forests, and great beaches.

As employee at Aalborg University you will obtain health insurance as a resident of Denmark, this also includes family members officially residing in Denmark.


Deadline for application is Jun 9th.


More information at the end of the link below.
https://www.stillinger.aau.dk/vis-stilling/?vacancy=1189918

ATMCS 10 @ Oxford: Final Announcement

This is the final announcement of the 10th conference in the ATMCS series, which will be held in

Oxford, 20-24 June 2022

Conference webpage:  https://atmcs.web.ox.ac.uk/home
Registration: https://atmcs.web.ox.ac.uk/register

We are pleased to report that Conference Proceedings of ATMCS10 will be published in conjunction with the Journal of Applied and Computation Topology. All those contributing to the conference are invited to submit research and survey papers. All papers will be peer reviewed. The deadline is 30. September 2022.

Submission to proceedings: https://atmcs.web.ox.ac.uk/proceedings

The conference is supported by the Centre for Topological Data Analysis and by a travel grant form the NSF.

Invited Speakers:
Hélène Barcelo (Arizona State)
Saugata Basu (Purdue)
Ulrich Bauer (Technical University of Munich)
Andrew Blumberg (Columbia)
Peter Bubenik (Florida)
Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford)
Herbert Edelsbrunner (IST Austria)
Alexander Grigor’yan (Bielefeld)
Facundo Memoli (Ohio State)
Elizabeth Munch (Michigan State)
Nina Otter (UCLA)
Leonid Polterovich (Tel Aviv)
Eric Sedgewick (De Paul)
Vin de Silva (Pomona College)
Katharine Turner (Australian National University)

Scientific Committee:
Jacek Brodzki (Southampton)
Frédéric Chazal (INRIA)
Kathryn Hess (EPFL Lausanne)
Brittany Fasy (Montana State)
Robert Ghrist (UPenn)
Matt Kahle (Ohio State)
Claudia Landi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia), Chair
Primoz Skraba (Queen Mary, London)
Shmuel Weinberger (Chicago)

Final reminder of BAQT workshop

Dear Colleagues, 

This is the final reminder for the online workshop Bridging Applied and Quantitative Topology, that will take place virtually during the week of May 9-13, Monday to Friday, 2022:

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/

Topics of interest include Vietoris-Rips complexes, nerve lemmas, manifold reconstruction, Kuratowski embeddings, metric thickenings, the tight span, the filling radius, Gromov-Hausdorff distances, optimal transport, homotopies of bounded size, geometric group theory, topological combinatorics, geometric topology, etc., and this is far from an exhaustive list. This workshop is co-hosted by the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) and the TGDA Group at The Ohio State University.

A list of speakers, titles, and abstracts is available at 

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/.

Most days of the workshop will consist of three 35 minute long talks (in 50-minute slots), 8am-11am Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Each talk will be followed by a discussion period intended to foster a productive conversation between the speaker and the audience. Registration is not needed in order to attend the workshop.

A zoom link for the workshop is available upon emailing aatrn.director”at”gmail.com

In addition to invited talks, there will be a virtual poster session on Wednesday, May 11, at 9am Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4), at a Wonder.Me link which you may get upon emailing A zoom link for the workshop is available upon emailing aatrn.director”at”gmail.com.

You can find the poster presentation titles and abstracts at

https://sites.google.com/view/applied-quantitative-topology/home/postersession.

We hope to see you there!

The organizers,

Henry Adams, Johnathan Bush, Sunhyuk Lim, and Facundo Mémoli

Full time position at Eli Lilly

A message from Yu-Min Chung:
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Dear TDA Community, 
Our team is looking for an Advisor position.  This position is equivalent to Research Scientist on the market.  The main responsibilities are to develop and/or implement AI/ML algorithms.  Our team has a diverse background including TDA and appreciate candidates with mathematical backgrounds.  If you know any recent grad or postdoc who might be interested in, please help pass the information.  Thank you!   Please use the link below to find more information and to apply.
https://lilly.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/LLY/job/US-Indianapolis-IN/Research-Scientist—AADS_R-23269

Please feel free to contact me at yumchung@alumni.iu.edu if you have any questions.
Sincerely,
Yu-Min Chung, Ph.D., AI/ML Advisor, Eli Lilly and Company

Journées de Géométrie Algorithmique, online workshop, May 30 – June 1

The French meeting on Computational Geometry (JGA — Journées de Géométrie Algorithmique) will be 100% virtual this year, and will take place the afternoons (French time) from:

Monday May 30th to Wednesday June 1st 2022.

We invite contributed talks both in French and in English, and particularly encourage PhD students and early career researchers to give presentations on their work (see below for registration).

***** DESCRIPTION *****

The JGA conference is dedicated to uniting members of the French research community interested in Computational Geometry and related fields, including but not restricted to algorithms and computational complexity, geometric and topological data analysis, combinatorics, computer graphics, discrete geometry, optimal transport and geometric measure theory, among other areas.

The conference is especially geared towards creating an environment for young members of the research community, including PhD students and postdocs, to present their recent results and to interact with other researchers. One of the main goals is to foster and encourage new ideas in a welcoming setting.

This year, we are happy to announce 3 keynotes by invited speakers:

-) Marthe Bonamy (CNRS-LaBRI)

-) Arnau Padrol (IMJ-PRG)

-) Gabriel Peyré (CNRS-ENS)

***** REGISTRATION *****

Registration is FREE but MANDATORY. The registration is open until May 20th.

All of the information regarding JGA 2022, as well as the registration page, are available on the conference website:

https://project.inria.fr/jga2022/

Please feel free to distribute this announcement as widely as possible.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

– Mathieu Carrière (INRIA)

– Kristóf Huszár (INRIA)

– Clément Maria (INRIA)

Topological Data Visualization Workshop, U of Iowa, May 16-20

https://homepage.divms.uiowa.edu/~idarcy/CONF/TDV.html

May 16 – 20, 2022     University of Iowa

Organizers:
Isabel Darcy, University of Iowa
Bei Wang, University of Utah

Funded by NSF DMS RTG 2038103: PI Keiko Kawamuro

Some datasets are too small for standard statistical/data analysis to
accurately characterize the data. Others are extremely large and data
size reduction methods may be needed. One solution is to use
topological data analysis to simplify and/or visualize data. This
workshop will include both tutorials and research talks on topological
techniques for visualizing data.

This is an in-person workshop with a hybrid component for those who
wish to join virtually.

Free registration. Travel funds are available for speakers and
graduate students.

Conference on the Mathematics of Complex Data in Stockholm, June 13-16

René Corbet writes
Dear all,

We would like to announce the Conference on the Mathematics of Complex Data in Stockholm on June 13-16, 2022, hosted by the Brummer & Partners MathDataLab at the Department of Mathematics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

The aim of the conference is to bring together leading experts in the field and highlight recent advances in mathematics related to data analysis and artificial intelligence. The conference is intended to cover a broad range of topics with emphasis on data analysis, including algebra and topology, probability and statistics, applied harmonic analysis, and optimization.

The following is a snippet of topics covered at the conference.
* Algebraic statistics
* Applied harmonic analysis
* Computational methods for complex data
* Control and optimisation in machine learning
* High-dimensional statistics
* Mathematics of deep learning
* Stochastic analysis in learning
* Topological data analysis

The list of our speakers includes Patrick Cheridito (ETH, Zurich), Anna Gilbert (University of Michigan), Kathryn Hess Bellwald (EPFL), Mauro Maggioni (Johns Hopkins University), Eric Moulines (Ecole Polytechnique), Bernd Sturmfels (Berkeley/MPI Leipzig), Joel Tropp (Caltech), and Sara van de Geer (ETH, Zurich).

The registration is open. For more details see https://www.mathdatalab.org/ .

We will also organize a poster session. You are very welcome to apply for contributing by presenting your poster. We are preparing a book of abstracts for the conference. To be included, we need the applications for the poster by April 30.
Here is a link to the application for the poster session: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej0C68CEAZmdctAaAcq-TQ8fhQiJ7rIjZzdBg-eX6IoTrXsw/viewform?usp=pp_url

We are excited to welcome you to Stockholm this summer!

Best wishes from the organizing team, René Corbet

VSU-CBMS Conference on Topological Data Analysis and Persistence Theory, Aug 8-12, Valdosta State University

Shaun Ault writes:
Dear Topologists, 

I’m very pleased to announce the VSU-CBMS Conference on Topological Data Analysis and Persistence Theory, which will take place August 8–12, 2022 at Valdosta State University (GA, USA).   

This conference features Dr. Peter Bubenik (U. of Florida), who will give a series of daily lecturers on TDA and Persistence Theory. 

Conference website. https://blog.valdosta.edu/vsu-cbms-conference/

Please direct any questions to Dr. Jose A. Velez (javelezmarulanda@valdosta.edu) or myself (svault@valdosta.edu). 

Deadline for registration: April 29th