# Speakers

### Saugata Basu

Professor Basu is based in the Department of Mathematics at Purdue University. His current research interests lie in real algebraic and o-minimal geometry, model theory and combinatorics, computational complexity theory, and applied topology.

### Ulrich Bauer

Ulrich Bauer is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), leading the Applied & Computational Topology group. His research revolves around application-motivated concepts and computational methods in topology and geometry, popularized by application areas such as topological data analysis. Key research areas include persistent homology, discrete Morse theory, and geometric complexes.

### Andrew J. Blumberg

Andrew Blumberg is currently the Herbert and Florence Irving Professor of Cancer Data Research (in the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute of Cancer Dynamics and in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center) and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Columbia University.

### Peter Bubenik

Peter Bubenik is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at University of Florida. He is founding director of the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network.

### Gunnar Carlsson

Gunnar Carlsson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics at Stanford University. He is an American mathematician, known for his work on the Segal conjecture, and applied algebraic topology, especially topological data analysis.

### Herbert Edelsbrunner

Herbert Edelsbrunner is the Arts & Science Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Duke University, and Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria). His research evolved from algorithms and data structures to computational geometry and computational topology - always driven by the question of applications.

### Alexander Grigor’yan

Professor Grigor’yan is based in the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Bielefeld, Germany. His research interests lie in geometric analysis on Riemannian manifolds, graphs and metric spaces, including partial differential equations of elliptic and parabolic types on Riemannian manifolds, random walks on graphs, etc. The main direction of his research is the investigation of the global properties of solutions to elliptic and parabolic equations in connection with the geometry "in the large" of the underlying space.

### Facundo Mémoli

Professor Mémoli is based in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the Ohio State University. He leads the Network Data Analysis group. His research interests include topics at the intersection of metric geometry, topology, probability, and applications to science and engineering such as topological data analysis, and networks.

### Elizabeth Munch

Elizabeth Munch is Assistant Professor at Michigan State University with a primary appointment in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering and a secondary appointment in the Department of Mathematics. Her research specializes in Applied Topology and Topological Data Analysis.

### Nina Otter

Nina joined Queen Mary University as a Lecturer in Mathematical Data Science following an Adjunct Professorship in Mathematics at UCLA. She is an executive manager for Compositionality, a new open-access journal publishing research in the mathematics of composition. Her research currently focuses on applications and computations of persistant homology.

### Leonid Polterovich

Professor of Mathematics, and the Gordon Chair in the School of Mathematics, Tel Aviv University.

His recent research includes applications of topological persistence in symplectic geometry, dynamical systems, and function theory.

### Eric Sedgwick

Eric Sedgwick is Associate Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media, DePaul University Chicago. His research field is computational topology and computer graphics.

### Katharine Turner

Katharine is a lecturer and researcher in the Mathematical Sciences Institute, Australian National University. Katharine's research is in applied topology and manifold learning.

### Vin de Silva

Professor Vin de Silva is Chair of Mathematics at Pomona College, California, specializing in applications of geometry and topology.