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Workshop - Computational Algebraic Topology, 07-11 September 2015, UK

Publish Date: Jul 29, 2015

Deadline: Sep 03, 2015

Event Dates: from Sep 07, 2015 12:00 to Sep 11, 2015 12:00

About the Workshop

In the last few years there has been an explosion of work and interest in computational algebraic topology, and in particular in persistent homology and its applications to data analysis.

By now there is an ever evolving sophisticated theory of persistent homology and its variants, some combining powerful tools from other branches of the mathematical sciences, such as statistics and probabilistic tools. The computation of persistent homology for large data sets remains a challenge but several software packages are available and have been tested on real, experimental data. This has led to interesting applications in fields ranging from computer vision to medicine, network analysis and cell biology.

The aim of the research school is to introduce the theory of the subject in three lecture series taking participants from the beginning to research level. An important additional lecture series will concentrate on computational aspects and applications. Practical sessions aim to ensure that participants will be able to use the software packages and perform computations.


  • Robert Ghrist: Foundations of persistent homology
  • Vidit Nanda: Discrete Morse Theory and cellular sheaf theory
  • Omer Bobrowski: Random methods in persistent homology
  • Michael Kerber: Applications and software development
  • A schedule will be available here - 


    To register, please go to the online registration -

    Earlybird Registration Fees (available until 20th August)

    Non-academic participants - £800.00
    Post-docs and other early career researchers - £250.00
    Research students - £150.00

    Standard Registration Fees (from 21st August)

    Non-academic participants - £1000.00
    Post-docs and other early career researchers - £300.00
    Research students - £200.00


    There is limited support available from the LMS for students and early career researchers in the mathematical sciences to cover fees and/or subsistence costs.

    To apply please write to with the subject heading "CAT2015application" stating your full name and affiliation. Please include your CV and, in the case of graduate students, please ask your supervisor to write an e-mail to the same address in support of your application.

    If you are interested you are advised to apply immediately as funds will be allocated at the end of each week.

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