TGDA@OSU TRIPODS Center Summer School

(May 14,2018 - May 18,2018 )

Organizers


Tamal K. Dey
CSE, The Ohio State University
Matthew Kahle
Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Sebastian Kurtek
Statistics, The Ohio State University
Facundo Memoli
Mathematics, The Ohio State University
David Sivakoff
Statistics and Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Yusu Wang
Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

Preceding the TGDA@OSU Tripods Center Workshop, there will be a 5-day "Summer School: Theory and Foundations of TGDA" at OSU from May 14-18. The summer school aims to cover some basics as well as recent developments on several important topics in Topology, Geometry and Data Analysis. In particular, the topics will include: recent developments in persistent homology, topological algorithms, and statistics on manifolds and shape spaces. The summer school, organized by the TGDA group at OSU, will be primarily aimed at early-career researchers. Most of our funding will support participation of graduate students, but we may also fund postdoctoral researchers or undergraduate students with strong backgrounds. More details will be announced soon.

Advisory Committee

Larry A. Wasserman, Statistics, CMU
Peter Bubenik, Mathematics, U. Florida

Travel and Lodging Info

  • Lodging - There are several great hotel and lodging options available near the Ohio State University Campus. For a full list of options and more information go here. The MBI is located in Jennings Hall at 1735 Neil Avenue on the 3rd floor and most OSU hotels should offer shuttle transportation to get you to and from the MBI on campus for the workshop each day.
  • Airport - When you arrive at John Glenn Columbus International airport-CMH you can take a taxi to your hotel (or find your hotel shuttle if offered) by going to the ground transportation area of the terminal where they offer 24-hour Airport taxi service.
  • Driving to MBI & Campus Parking - If you are driving to the workshop, the closest public parking garage near the MBI is the 12th Avenue Garage. The MBI is just a short walk east from here on 12th Ave. to the Intersection of Neil Ave. where we are located in Jennings Hall on the 3rd floor. Here is a Google walking map.

We very gratefully acknowledge funding and support from our NSF TRIPODS grant, our NSF RTG grant, The Ohio State Math Research Institute MRI and the Ohio State Mathematical Biosciences Institute MBI.

Accepted Speakers

Dena Asta
Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University
Ulrich Bauer
Geometry & Visualization group, TU München
Mikhail Belkin
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
Yoonkyung Lee
Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University
Joe Tien
Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time Session
08:45 AM
09:00 AM

Opening remarks

09:00 AM
09:40 AM

Dena Asta and Sebastian Kurtek - Introduction and Background in Geometry

09:40 AM
09:50 AM

Break

09:50 AM
10:30 AM

Dena Asta and Sebastian Kurtek - Statistics on Riemannian Manifolds

10:30 AM
10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM
12:00 PM

Dena Asta and Sebastian Kurtek - Applications to Network Inference and Statistical Shape Analysis

12:00 PM
02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM
05:00 PM

Hands-on Activities

05:00 PM
06:00 PM

Pizza Party

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time Session
09:00 AM
10:20 AM

Tamal Dey and Yusu Wang - Computing persistence and optimal cycles efficiently

10:20 AM
10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM
12:00 PM

Tamal Dey and Yusu Wang - Reeb graphs, and topological analysis of graph data

12:00 PM
02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM
05:00 PM

Hands-on Activities

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time Session
09:00 AM
10:00 AM

Mikhail Belkin - Fit without fear: an interpolation perspective on modern deep and shallow learning

10:00 AM
11:00 AM

Yoonkyung Lee - The Geometry of Nonlinear Embeddings for Kernel Principal Component Analysis and Discriminant Analysis

11:00 AM
11:30 AM

Break

11:30 AM
12:30 PM

Joe Tien - Twitter, Nazis, and Trump: network structure of the far-right

12:30 PM
05:00 PM

Free afternoon

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time Session
09:00 AM
10:20 AM

Facundo Memoli - A review of Persistence barcodes from simplicial filtrations.

10:20 AM
10:40 AM

Break

10:40 AM
12:00 PM

Facundo Memoli - Stability of Persistence. The case of the Rips filtration.

12:00 PM
02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM
05:00 PM

Hands-on Activities

Friday, May 18, 2018
Time Session
09:00 AM
12:00 PM

Ulrich Bauer - Geometric complexes and discrete Morse theory

12:00 PM
02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM
05:00 PM

Hands-on Activities

Name Email Affiliation
Asta, Dena dasta@stat.osu.edu Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University
Bauer, Ulrich mail@ulrich-bauer.org Geometry & Visualization group, TU München
Belkin, Mikhail mbelkin@cse.ohio-state.edu Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
Brown, Kyle brown.718@wright.edu Computer Science and Engineering, Wright State University
Bush, Johnathan johnbush@colostate.edu Mathematics, Colorado State University
Dey, Tamal K. dey.8@osu.edu CSE, The Ohio State University
Hacker, Celia celia.hacker@etu.unige.ch Faculty of Science, University of Geneva
Jin, Alvin anjin@ucsc.edu Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Kahle, Matthew kahle.70@osu.edu Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Kandola, Shelley kando004@umn.edu Mathematics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Kurtek, Sebastian kurtek.1@stat.osu.edu Statistics, The Ohio State University
Lam, Tung ttlam@crimson.ua.edu Mathematics, University of Alabama
Lee, Yoonkyung yklee@stat.osu.edu Department of Statistics, The Ohio State University
Lin, Patrick plin15@illinois.edu College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Memoli, Facundo memoli@math.osu.edu Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Milicevic, Nikola nikola@ufl.edu Mathematics, University of Florida
Sivakoff, David sivakoff.2@osu.edu Statistics and Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Tien, Joe jtien@math.ohio-state.edu Department of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Wang, Yusu yusu@cse.ohio-state.edu Computer Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
Wu, Minchun mpw5326@psu.edu Mathematics, Penn State University