College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# Graduate & Undergraduate Student Seminar (GAUSS)

Speaker:

Maria Gommel

Topic:

"The Shape of Data: An Introduction to Topological Data Analysis"

**Abstract:** Topological Data Analysis is a unique method of analyzing data that seeks, in some sense, to uncover the "shape" of a dataset. Using biological data as a motivating example, I will introduce some basic ideas of algebraic topology (using mostly pictures!) and discuss how we can use these ideas to analyze data. We'll also look at some applications of these techniques on real data from biology. No topology or biology background will be assumed, so everyone is welcome!

Event Date:

March 9, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location:

71 SH

Calendar Category:

Seminar