This conference aims to bring together applied topologists and statisticians that are curious about each-other's work. We anticipate having two relatively-distinct groups: 1) topologists that have been working with applied algebraic-topological tools like persistent homology, 2) statisticians working in the area of high-dimensional data analysis, and researchers from fields that involve large data problems. We aim to have as many general-interest talks as possible but as talks get more technical and special-interest we will have some parallel sessions aimed towards a particular audience. The other principal aspect of the conference is the first week has talks aimed primarily at a graduate student audience, covering the most basic topics in algebraic topology, persistent homology, and the basics of the fields people are applying these topics to, such as economics, brain imaging and genomics.
For more information and registration see the conference website.
The recipients of the 2014-15 Faculty of Science awards:
Faculty of Science Award for Teaching Excellence:
Dr. Eileen van der Flier-Keller, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Faculty of Science Award for Research Excellence:
Dr. Boualem Khouider, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science Award for Staff Excellence:
Sean Adams, Department of Chemistry
Congratulations to the recipients. A reception will be held in the fall to honor these recipients.
Dr. Nassif Ghoussoub receives the honorary degree of DSc at UVic's convocation ceremonies this June.
Ghoussoub is a world-leading mathematician who has played a critical role in building Canadian networks for the support of education and research in mathematical sciences. He is the founder of the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the Banff International Research Station, and a co-founder of Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems.