The Shape of Biological Data

Gunnar Carlsson (Department of Mathematics, Stanford University)

(November 14, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

The Shape of Biological Data

Abstract

In recent years it has become clear that the methods of topology, the mathematical study of shape, can be used to advantage in obtaining understanding of large and complex data sets. Biological data of various kinds are particularly interesting from this point of view. I will discuss the methods from topology, with numerous examples.

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