Tenure Track position in Mathematics at Wesleyan University

Sara Kalisnik says: The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Wesleyan University is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor. They are very interested in filling the spot with an applied topologist! Spending a few years there I can say that it is hard to imagine better colleagues or a friendlier working environment!

The MathJobs ad can be found here: https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/20329 with an application deadline of October 1 2022 for your application to receive full consideration. Details available on MathJobs.

Third AATRN Interview Series

Dear colleagues,

The Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN) is hosting our third annual interview series, featuring:

Frédéric Chazal interviewed by Steve Oudot – Sep 14, 2022, 11am Eastern

Konstantin Mischaikow interviewed by Tomas Gedeon – Oct 26, 2022, 11am Eastern

Yusu Wang interviewed by Tamal Dey – Dec 7, 2022, 11am Eastern

Claudia Landi interviewed by Barbara Giunti – Feb 1, 2023, 11am Eastern

Leonidas Guibas interviewed by Primoz Skraba – June 21, 2023, 11am Eastern

For the Zoom coordinates, please join the AATRN mailing list by visiting https://groups.google.com/g/aatrn, or email the AATRN directors at aatrn.director@gmail.com.

You may find recordings of our prior interviews and other videos at https://www.youtube.com/c/AppliedAlgebraicTopologyNetwork.

Best, the AATRN directors
Henry Adams, Hana Dal Poz Kouřimská, Teresa Heiss, Sara Kalisnik, Bastian Rieck, Elchanan Solomon
https://www.aatrn.net

3rd Workshop on Topological Methods in Data Analysis, online/Heidelberg, 28-30 September 2022

From 28th to 30th of September the Third 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 Bastian Rieck (Helmholtz Zentrum München) on synergies between persistent homology and machine learning. As a supplement, participants will have the opportunity to give short presentations on their own TDA-related work. The workshop will take place primarily online, complemented by on-site get-together opportunities 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/1FAIpQLSehfn-UtyqU_bd971vhakUDwbFz24Opgxs1dXIIAvjNZ8l9Jg/viewform

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 organization committee consisting of Lukas Hahn, Maximilian Schmahl, Daniel Spitz and Anna Wienhard

PhD student position on Topological Study of Molecular Braids, VU Amsterdam

I have an open position for a PhD student (fully-funded, 4 years) to work on the project “Topological study of molecular braids”. 

More information can be found here:
https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-topological-study-of-molecular-braids/cqxnmf

Please forward to anyone who might be interested. 


Dr Senja Barthel
Assistant professor in mathematics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Applied Topology Day, September 30 2022, VU Amsterdam

On September 30 there will be a one-day meeting on applied topology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The goal of the meeting is to bring together researchers in the Netherlands who are interested in topology and its applications.

Speakers:

  • Renee Hoekzema (VU Amsterdam)
  • Tim Ophelders (TU Eindhoven, Utrecht)
  • Rien van de Weijgaert (Groningen)
  • Roland van der Veen (Groningen)
  • Jo Ellis-Monaghan (University of Amsterdam)

For more information and a link to the registration form please visit:

https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/more-about/applied-topology-day2022

Please sign up before September 11.

CfP – APCT Special Issue: Random Topology, September 30 2022

Call for Papers on Random Topology

Guest Editors: D. Yogeshwaran (Indian Statistical Institute, India) and
Omer Bobrowski  (Technion, Israel),  e-mail: omer@ee.technion.ac.il
APCT Editor: Robert Adler (Technion, Israel)

Studies on the geometry of spatial random structures (e.g., random graphs, sets and fields) have naturally led to the research of the topology of such structures, forming the relatively new field of Random Topology.  Questions in this area are often motivated by the desire to explore higher-dimensional versions of classical lower-dimensional results, as well as by applications in Topological Data Analysis. This special issue will group together a variety of topics at the intersections of Topology, Probability, Combinatorics, and Statistics, with the aim of highlighting recent developments in Random Topology and related fields.  We already have commitments for a number of papers by some of the leading researchers in this area and we would like to invite more  papers exploring both applied and theoretical aspects of Random Topology. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to,

  • Topology of random simplicial complexes
  • Topology of Gaussian random fields
  • Higher-order Laplacians and spectral properties
  • Random walks on simplicial complexes
  • High-dimensional percolation
  • Random knots
  • Topological inference

Papers will be posted electronically as they are refereed and accepted.

Deadline : December 31, 2022

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the submission guidelines of the journal.

All papers must be submitted to the journal’s submission system. During the submission stage, please select “Yes” for the question “Does this manuscript belong to a special feature?” in Additional Information tab, then select a special feature “S.I. : Random Topology”.

Applied Topology Day in the NL

Dear colleagues,

On September 30 there will be a one-day meeting on applied topology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The goal of the meeting is to bring together researchers in the Netherlands who are interested in applied topology.

Link: https://vu.nl/en/about-vu/more-about/applied-topology-day2022

Please sign up before September 11.

Speakers:

Renee Hoekzema (VU Amsterdam)

Tim Ophelders (TU Eindhoven, Utrecht)

Rien van de Weijgaert (Groningen)

Roland van der Veen (Groningen)

Jo Ellis-Monaghan (University of Amsterdam)

Computational Persistence 2022, Online Workshop

In recent years, advances in topological data analysis have been fuelled by progresses on both fronts of mathematics and algorithms. This workshop intends to focus on the computational aspects of topological persistence that is central to this development. Diverse applications of topological persistence hinge on the capability of the algorithms to handle scale and noise in data. We hope that this workshop in its second year, termed as “Computational Persistence 2022“, provides a forum to exchange ideas on developing efficient, robust, application-driven algorithms backed up by solid mathematics.

The workshop is scheduled for one of the weeks of the year when Paris/Berlin/Vienna/Milan/etc. are 5 hours ahead of New York City instead of the usual 6. The preliminary schedule can be found here

Please register for the workshop and feel free to send the registration link to others who you think will benefit from attending the workshop, the zoom links will be sent only to those who register.

Dates: October 31-November 4, 2022
Venue: Online

Organizers

  • Tamal K. Dey, Purdue University (tamaldey at purdue dot edu)
  • Tao Hou, DePaul University (thou1 at depaul dot edu)
  • Abhishek Rathod, Purdue University (arathod at purdue dot edu)

AATRN/APATG poster session on Gather.Town, September 20

Dear colleagues,

We are organizing the third AATRN virtual poster session, this time jointly organized with APATG (Asia Pacific Applied Topology and Geometry seminar group). Our goal is to give a platform for younger members of our community to showcase their work, as well as a place for everyone to present their most recent research results. Topics of interest will span the full range of applied and computational topology.

The poster session will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 9:00-10:30 Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) = 16:00-17:30 Japan Standard Time (UTC+9). The webpage for the poster sessions is at
https://sites.google.com/view/aatrn-poster-session

To submit a poster title and abstract, please fill out the registration form at
https://forms.gle/5EocHz2zSwGtLPFF6
by Monday, September 5th, 2022.

The poster session shall be held on Gather.Town. The exact details for joining the event as an audience member will be shared a week prior to the event, however only with the AATRN and the APATG mailing lists (or if necessary, you can also obtain the details by sending an email to aatrn.director@gmail.com a week prior to the event). The details will be communicated to poster presenters directly a week before the event.

Best wishes,
Henry Adams, Hana Dal Poz Kouřimská, Emerson G. Escolar, Teresa Heiss, Yasu Hiraoka, Antonio Rieser, Vanessa Robins, D Yogeshwaran
https://sites.google.com/view/aatrn-poster-session

One-day Meeting on Persistent Homology and Applications at University of Plymouth, September 12 2022

Dear all,
I am pleased to announce a one-day meeting on Persistent Homology and Applications which will take place at the

University of Plymouth, on 12 September.

This event is supported by a LMS Celebrating New Appointments Scheme 9 grant.

There will be three talks given by Jacek Brodzki (University of Southampton), Jeffrey Herschel Giansiracusa (Durham University) and Mariam Pirashvili (the grant recipient).

Further information and registration are available atPersistent homology and applications – University of Plymouth