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The demands of modern science and engineering have placed us in a position where it is vital to develop methods for qualitative analysis and recognition problems in contemporary contexts, including data (finite metric spaces as samples from experiments, surveys, or sensors), networks (internet traffic, gene regulation, coordinated robotics, communications), and dynamics (systems equipped with only finite resolution or which are stochastic).
Please explore the tabs below to get a fuller description of the program  the organizing committee, their vision for the year, and the workshops being planned. The IMA will select up to eight postdoctoral fellows to participate in the program.
Topology was invented as a tool for achieving, inter alia:
Many efforts to address these problems have been under development over the last decade. There has been a great deal of work in various kinds of persistent homology (a methodology for inferring topological invariants of a geometric object from finite samples with error from the object), the homological properties of sensor networks and their implications for coverage and other questions, and the extension of algebraic topological tools for qualitative analysis of dynamical systems (Conley indices, for example) to tools in the finite approximation and stochastic settings. We believe that the importance of the problems addressed by these methods are of such fundamental importance that a program that will bring together the various groups (topologists, computational geometers, networks experts, statisticians, biologists, and other application domain specialists) who are critical to the further development and implementation of the methods is warranted. We believe that the subject is now at a point where such a gathering would allow decisive progress in a number of different directions.

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Scientists interested in long or short term visits can apply through the IMA general membership program or the IMA short term visit program (for visits connected to a workshop).
Name  Department  Affiliation  Period of Visit 

Vittorio (Victor) Addona  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  Macalester College  06/08/14  07/18/14 
Folashade Agusto  Mathematics and Statistics  Austin Peay State University  05/25/14  06/14/14 
Leyda Michelle Almodovar  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa  10/01/13  11/02/13 
Sergio ArdanzaTrevijano  Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics  Universidad de Navarra  02/08/14  03/08/14 
Douglas N. Arnold  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  09/03/13  06/30/14 
F. Javier Arsuaga  Department of Mathematics  San Francisco State University  09/01/13  06/30/14 
Marzieh Bayeh  Mathematics and Statistics  University of Regina  01/30/14  03/08/14 
Greg Bell  Department of Mathematics and Statistics  University of North Carolina, Greensboro  09/03/13  12/15/13 
Heather M Berlin  Washington University  06/07/14  07/19/14  
Roxane Besse  Department of Mathematics  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  02/17/14  08/08/14 
Andrew Beveridge  Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science  Macalester College  06/09/14  07/18/14 
Andrew J. Blumberg  Department of Mathematics  University of Texas, Austin  09/03/13  12/15/13 
Magnus Bakke Botnan  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)  01/20/14  06/15/14 
Jared T Brown  St. Olaf College  06/08/14  07/18/14  
Vladislav Bukshtynov  Energy Resources Engineering  Stanford University  05/25/14  06/14/14 
Gunnar Carlsson  Department of Mathematics  Stanford University  09/09/13  12/15/13 
Corrie Jacobien Carstens  School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences  RMIT University  04/01/14  05/02/14 
Frederick R. Cohen  Department of Mathematics  University of Rochester  09/11/13  05/16/14 
Armindo Costa  Mathematics Institute  University of Warwick  10/01/13  11/02/13 
Carina Curto  Department of Mathematics  University of Nebraska  03/01/14  05/16/14 
Isabel K. Darcy  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa  10/01/13  11/01/13 
Sarah Day  Department of Mathematics  College of William and Mary  01/10/14  05/30/14 
Vin de Silva  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Pomona College  09/08/13  05/24/14 
Yogeshwaran Dhandapani  Department of Electrical Engineering  TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology  09/30/13  11/26/13 
Lisbeth Fajstrup  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Aalborg University  10/01/13  11/12/13 
Michael Farber  Mathematics Institute  University of Warwick  10/01/13  11/01/13 
Erica Flapan  Department of Mathematics  Pomona College  09/01/13  01/01/14 
Chad Giusti  Department of Mathematics  University of Nebraska  03/01/14  05/15/14 
Rebecca Harper  Willamette University  06/08/14  07/18/14  
Brent Hecht  Department of Computer Science and Engineering  University of Minnesota Twin Cities  06/08/14  07/18/14 
Thomas Hoft  Department of Mathematics  University of St. Thomas  06/08/14  07/18/14 
Annette Marie Honken  Department of Mathematics  The University of Iowa  10/01/13  11/02/13 
Samuel G Horlbeck Olsen  Macalester College  06/08/14  07/18/14  
Vladimir Itskov  Department of Mathematics  University of Nebraska  03/01/14  05/16/14 
Tomasz Kaczynski  Département de Mathématiques  University of Sherbrooke  02/01/14  05/03/14 
Matthew Kahle  Department of Mathematics  The Ohio State University  01/30/14  05/03/14 
Sara Kalisnik  Department of Mathematics  Stanford University  09/28/13  12/06/13 
Isabelle KemajouBrown  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  05/26/14  06/15/14 
Mitchell Kinney  Iowa State University  06/08/14  07/19/14  
Irina Kogan  Department of Mathematics  North Carolina State University  09/09/13  05/30/14 
Michael D. LaMar  Department of Biology  College of William and Mary  01/10/14  05/30/14 
Tyler Lawson  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  09/03/13  06/30/14 
Longfei Li  Department of Mathematical Sciences  University of Delaware  02/09/14  03/14/14 
Jun Liu  Department of Mathematics  Southern Illinois University  05/25/14  06/14/14 
Anders Lundman  Department of Mathematics  Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)  10/01/13  10/31/13 
Huy Q Mai  Brandeis University  06/08/14  07/19/14  
Michael A. Mandell  Department of Mathematics  Indiana University  09/03/13  12/15/13 
Bryan D Martin  Macalester College  06/08/14  07/19/14  
Benjamin S Mathers  Macalester College  06/08/14  07/18/14  
Christie Mauretour  Florida Gulf Coast University  06/07/14  07/18/14  
Facundo Mémoli  Department of Mathematics  The Ohio State University  09/04/13  12/14/13 
Guyvanie Marcias Miakonkana  Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  04/06/14  05/09/14 
Anthea Monod  Department of Electrical Engineering  TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology  09/30/13  11/27/13 
Vassilios Morellas  Department of Computer Science and Engineering  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  06/08/14  07/18/14 
Crista Moreno  Department of Mathematics  San Francisco State University  03/01/14  03/31/14 
Marian Mrozek  Department of Computational Mathematics  Jagiellonian University  02/08/14  03/06/14 
Aniceto Murillo  Departamento de Algebra Geometria y Topologia  University of Málaga  03/04/14  04/30/14 
Junalyn NavarraMadsen  Department of Mathematics and Computer Science  Texas Woman's University  01/28/14  05/28/14 
Sebastian Öberg  Department of Mathematics  Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)  09/01/13  11/30/13 
Christopher Palmer  School of Mathematics  University of Edinburgh  09/25/13  11/25/13 
Jose A Perea  Department of Mathematics  Duke University  02/10/14  05/10/14 
Giovanni Petri  Department of Mathematical Sciences  ISI Foundation  10/01/13  11/02/13 
Anya R Phillips  Macalester College  06/08/14  07/18/14  
Peter Polacik  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  09/03/13  06/30/14 
Martin Raussen  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Aalborg University  10/01/13  12/15/13 
Antonio Rieser  Department of Mathematics  TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology  10/01/13  11/01/13 
Francisco R. Ruiz del Portal  Departamento de Geometría y Topología  Universidad Complutense de Madrid  03/16/14  04/30/14 
Fadil Santosa  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  06/09/14  07/18/14 
Julian A Sass  University of Maryland Baltimore County  06/08/14  07/19/14  
Radmila Sazdanović  Department of Mathematics  North Carolina State University  02/02/14  05/23/14 
Lindsey M Schadler  Shippensburg University  06/07/14  07/18/14  
Martina Scolamiero  Department of Mathematics  Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)  10/01/13  11/02/13 
Shilad Sen  Department of Mathematics  Macalester College  06/08/14  07/18/14 
Dongwoo Sheen  Department of Mathematics  Seoul National University  08/22/13  09/21/13 
Ziyue (Zoe) Shuai  Bryn Mawr College  06/08/14  07/19/14  
Gard Spreemann  Department of Mathematical Sciences  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)  01/29/14  07/17/14 
De Witt L Sumners  Department of Mathematics  Florida State University  10/01/13  11/01/13 
Mariel Vazquez  Department of Mathematics  San Francisco State University  09/01/13  06/30/14 
Mikael VejdemoJohansson  Computer Vision and Active Perception Lab  Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)  09/25/13  05/25/14 
Laura Vonessen  University of Arizona  06/08/14  07/19/14  
Alexander A. (Sasha) Voronov  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  09/03/13  06/30/14 
Craig Westerland  School of Mathematics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  09/03/13  06/30/14 
Julian Wolfson  Division of Biostatistics  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities  06/08/14  07/18/14 
Yuan Yao  School of Mathematical Sciences  Peking University  09/28/13  11/03/13 
Lori Ziegelmeier  Department of Mathematics  Macalester College  09/17/13  07/18/14 
10/24/13  Tutorial: Introduction to Statistics and Probability for Topologists 
10/711/13  Workshop: Topological Data Analysis 
10/2811/1/13  Workshop: Modern Applications of Homology and Cohomology 
12/913/13  Workshop: Topological Structures in Computational Biology 
2/1014/14  Workshop: Algebraic Topology in Dynamics, Differential Equations, and Experimental Data 
3/37/14  Workshop: Topological Systems: Communication, Sensing, and Actuation 
4/285/2/14  Workshop: Topology and Geometry of Networks and Discrete Metric Spaces 
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