AWM ADVANCE workshop at JMM 2019, Baltimore, MD.    Special Session organized by the WinCompTop Research Network.

Saturday January 19, 2019

Special Session on Applied and Computational Topology

8:30am-5:00pm, Room 307, Baltimore Convention Center


  • Radmila Sazdanovic, North Carolina State University
  • Yusu Wang, Ohio State University


  • 8:30am – 9:10am Christine Heitsch, Georgia Institute of Technology

Spaces of RNA branching configurations

  • 9:30am – 9:50am Anthea Monod, Columbia University

Tropical Statistics & Geometry of Phylogenetic Tree Space

  • 10:00am – 10:20am Sara Kalisnik, Wesleyan University

Learning Algebraic Varieties from Samples

  • 10:30am – 10:50am Hee Rhang Yoon, Georgia Institute of Technology

Cellular cosheaves for distributed computation of persistent homology

  • 11:00am – 11:20am Ellen Gasparovic, Union College

The Relationship Between the Intrinsic Cech and Persistence Distortion Distances for Metric Graphs

  • 11:30am – 11:50am Bei Wang, University of Utah

An Introduction to Discrete Stratified Morse Theory

  • 12:00pm – 12:20pm Nina Otter, Oxford University

Invariants for multiparameter persistence and their computation

  • 2:00pm – 2:40pm Carina Curto, Pennsylvania State University

Graph rules for inhibitory network dynamics

  • 3:00pm – 3:20pm Lori Ziegelmeier, Macalester College

Using Topology to Measure Dynamics of Time-Varying Systems

  • 3:30pm – 3:50pm Rachel Neville, Arizona State University

Topological Techniques for Characterization of Pattern Forming Systems

  • 4:00pm – 4:20pm Brittany Fasy, Montana State University

Local Persistent Homology-Based Distances between Nonplanar Road Networks

  • 4:30pm – 4:50pm Erin Chambers, Saint Louis University

Burning the Medial Axis