Topological Data Analysis: Theory and Applications

At a glance


Topological data analysis (TDA) is a young and quickly-developing research area at the intersection of math, statistics, and computer science, which seeks to use topology to discern structure in complex data.

When and Where

Dates: June 12-16, 2017

Location: Macalaster College in St. Paul, MN


The conference will consist of ten lectures by Vin de Silva, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College, as well as breakout sessions for collaboration and hands-on lab sessions involving TDA software.


This conference seeks to equip attendees with the theoretical framework and practical tools of TDA, fostering new collaborations in TDA, especially among faculty at liberal arts institutions.

Apply to attend by March 31


Vin de Silva

Principal Lecturer
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College

Lori Ziegelmeier

Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Macalaster College

Matt Richey

Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Matthew Wright

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, St. Olaf College