Online Colloquium: Mason Porter - Spatial Systems and Topological Data Analysis

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March 25, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Add to Calendar 2020-03-25 12:00:00 2020-03-25 13:00:00 Online Colloquium: Mason Porter - Spatial Systems and Topological Data Analysis Mason Porter Professor, Department of Mathematics, UCLA From the venation patterns of leaves to spider webs, roads in cities, and social networks, the structure of many systems are influenced significantly by space. Accordingly, the analysis of the effects ofspace on structure and function is an active area in the study of networks and other complex systems. In this talk, I'll give an introduction to spatial networks, topological data analysis (TDA), and the application of TDA to spatial complex systems. As an illustrative example, I will present a case study using (rich, publicly-available) apocalyptic voting data from California in 2016. I will also briefly discuss other examples.   Participate virtually Mathematical Biosciences Institute mbi-webmaster@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Mason Porter

Professor, Department of Mathematics, UCLA


From the venation patterns of leaves to spider webs, roads in cities, and social networks, the structure of many systems are influenced significantly by space. Accordingly, the analysis of the effects ofspace on structure and function is an active area in the study of networks and other complex systems. In this talk, I'll give an introduction to spatial networks, topological data analysis (TDA), and the application of TDA to spatial complex systems. As an illustrative example, I will present a case study using (rich, publicly-available) apocalyptic voting data from California in 2016. I will also briefly discuss other examples.

 

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