SMS scnews item created by Stephan Tillmann at Fri 3 Jun 2016 1232
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 2 Sep 2016
Calendar1: 8 Jun 2016 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
CalTitle1: Persistent homology: an introduction and some example applications
Auth: tillmann@p710.pc (assumed)

Geometry & Topology

Persistent homology: an introduction and some example applications

Katharine Turner (EPFL)

Wednesday 8 June 2016 from 12:00–13:00 in Carslaw 535A

Please join us for lunch after the talk!

Abstract: Sometimes we may want to study a set of objects that contain interesting geometrical or topological structure. For example each piece of data may be a random packing of spheres, an image, a network, or the surface of a bone. In such a scenario it is sensible to calculate some summary of its topological and/or geometrical structure and then compare these summaries instead of the original complicated objects. Persistent homology is a popular tool. In this talk I will define persistent homology and the topological summaries of the persistent diagram and the persistent homology rank function. I will also show some examples of applications.

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