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- Apr 2022:
Awarded the Yang
(Wendy) Liu Excellence in Teaching
Award from the WSU
International Programs. Thanks
to join Alibaba
after her PhD. Congrats, Yunqi!
to join Natural
Intelligence as a Research
Scientist. Congrats, Prashant!
to work as a Givens
Summer associate at Argonne NL in
Summer 2021. Congrats, Yunqi!
to join UC
Davis Math as a Krener
Assistant Professor in Fall
2021. Congrats, Enrique!
present their research
Webinar giving an
overview of Dimension Reduction.
Webinar on Steinhaus
Filtration and Stable Paths in the
Python exploration of
Distance Problem using Minimum
- Jul 2020: Methun
defends his PhD (in CS), and is joining
as a postdoc in U. Virginia. Congrats
- Apr 2020: Our paper
toolpaths in 3D printing is accepted
- Apr 2020: I've been selected
to the WSU
President's Teaching Academy!
- Mar 2020: New preprint
on identifying soft matter surface
features using GMT!
- Mar 2020: Webpage for
project is up. See also
- Feb 2020: YouTube
Webinar on Introduction to Mapper
- Jan 2020: TEDx
talk on how TDA helps see the
invisible in data!
- Sep 2019: Ben defends his PhD, and
joins WA State Gov (Olympia, WA) as a data
scientist. Congrats, Dr. Rapone!
- Aug 2019: Three new papers on
stable paths in Mapper,
robust feasibility using degree theory, and
continuous toolpaths in 3D printing!
- June 2019:
GRIPS-Berlin) head for summer
internships. Congrats to both!
- May 2019: Nathaniel has
joined New Relic
as a machine learning engineer (in
- Apr 2019: I'm the recipient
Chancellor's Research Award, 2019.
Thanks much to all my students and
- Dec 2018: New paper on Euler transformation of meshes.
- Sep 2018: WSU
News story about my NSF grant.
- Aug 2018: New NSF
grant (2018–2021, sole
PI). Thank you NSF!
- Jun 2018: Paper on
divergent phenomics subpopulations using
TDA is accepted
- May 2018: Matthew
Broussard (AFRL), Prashant
head for summer internships. Congrats,
- Mar 2018: Nathaniel
Saul is awarded a NASA
Space Grant fellowship (we'll use
TDA for galaxy identification)!
- Feb 2018: New paper
- Dec 2017: New paper
paths in the Mapper.
at the Joint
Mathematics Meetings, 2018.
- Nov 2017: Our work
on waste gasification
was featured in the Columbian,
a regional newspaper!
- Nov 2017: I'm featured in this
ResearchNow! web page!
- Jul 2017: New NSF
grant on TDA in Phenomics!! Coverage
- Jul 2017: New paper on hypothesis
extraction from phenomics data using
- Dec 2016: Pullman will be a happening
place in April 2017! Data
Science Day on Apr 21, and the
Spring Western Sectional Meeting on
Apr 22-23 (my special
sessions: 1, 2, 3).
- Apr 2016: Ben
Rapone receives a Hacker
Graduate Research Award. Congrats
- Apr 2016: Bei
Wang and I are organizing a workshop
Data Analysis in Biomedicine
2016. We have an excellent list of
speakers. Please encourage your students
- Jan 2016: Workshop on Abstract
Algebra and Algebraic Topology in
Biomedicine in PSB
- May 2015: Ben Rapone awarded
a CAS RA
- May 2015: REU this summer on
optimization in algebraic topology
- April 2015: Ben
Teaching Award. Congrats Ben!
- Apr 2015: Our work on knapsack public
key cryptosystems is featured
in the news!
- Jan 2015: Sharif Ibrahim to join (May
as an Engineer. Congrats Sharif!
- Nov 2014: How to go from discrete to
continuous carefully - see our
- Oct 2014: Loops
in cancer gene expression data! See
our paper in
- May 2014: REU this Summer on medical
- Nov 2013: Gavin Smith to
as an Engineer. Congrats Gavin!
- Aug 2013: IMA Year
on Applications of
- Apr 2013: Not totally unimodular? Not a problem! See
- Apr 2013: Paper
contractions and simplicial homology
- May 2012: Summer
school on geometry and data @ WSU - July 9-27, 2012
- Apr 2012:
Sabbatical in 2012-2013
- Mar 2012: REU this Summer on Computational Topology and
- Nov 2011: Computing
flat norm in arbitrary dimensions
- June 2011: NSF
3 (Total budget: $916K/4 yrs for 3 univs)
- Mar 2010: Program
Trends in Optimization and Its Application
at IPAM (Sep 12-Dec
- Feb 2010: Using
integer homology instead of binary homology makes NP-hard
- Dec 2009:
Svetlana Lockwood is
CRA UG Research Award finalist and
- About Me
- Applied algebraic topology
- Geometric measure theory
- Mathematical aspects of 3D printing
- Discrete and nonlinear optimization
- Geometry and topology in physical chemistry
- Computational models for surgical and biomedical applications
- Computational biology
- I am grateful to
the National Science
Foundation for funding my research through
several grants over the years. Find out more
about these projects by clicking the link above.
(Please read this bit, if you're a
student wanting to work with me)
First placement after degree is
Tian (PhD,2011); JPMorgan Chase
Smith (PhD, 2013); Intel
Ibrahim (PhD, 2014, joint
Hu (PhD, 2018, joint
Saul (MS, 2019); New Relic
Rapone (PhD, 2019); Data scientist, WA Gov Office
Kamruzzaman (PhD in CS, 2020,
joint with Ananth
Kalyanaraman); postdoc in U. Virginia
Alvarado (PhD, 2021, joint
Assistant Professor in UC Davis
Broussard (PhD, 2021); TD Bank
Gupta (PhD, 2021); Natural
Luo (PhD, 2022); Alibaba
Lyman (PhD, current)
May (PhD, current)
Ferracina (PhD in Statistics,
Teaching (all classes I've taught)
Connected Picture - my blog