I work in applied and computational topology. The goal of my research is to develop mathematical, and especially topological, tools for data analysis.

I have a research fellowship this year, so I am not teaching any courses. In recent years I have taught various courses in mathematics and computer science. Web pages for some of the courses that I taught are still available here.

**January 2015**: I presented three lectures about topological data analysis as part of a week-long school on the same subject at CIMAT in Guanajuato, Mexico.**November 2014**: I spoke about multidimensional persistent homology in the Industrial and Applied Mathematics Seminar at the University of Oxford.**October 2014**: I gave a math department colloquium lecture at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.**September 2014**: My new video,*What is the size of a function?*, a 6-minute introduction to Hadwiger integrals, is available on YouTube.**June–July 2014**: I was a research mentor for the MAXIMA REU sponsored by the IMA and Macalester College.**May 2014**: Video is available of my presentation, Intrinsic Volumes of Random Cubical Complexes. I recently gave versions of this talk in the Postdoc Seminar at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and in the Statistics and Topology Seminar at the Technion in Haifa, Israel.**April 2014**: Colorful Symmetries, my paper with Brian Bargh and John Chase about an icosahedron coloring problem, was published in the April 2014 issue of Math Horizons.

- office: 356 Lind Hall
- email: mlwright@ima.umn.edu
- phone: 612-626-0359
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(updated November 2014)