Welcome to Algebraic Topology: Methods, Computation and Science (ATMCS8)

It is a great pleasure to announce the 8th event in a conference series on Algebraic Topology: Methods, Computation, and Science, which will be held at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) just 30 minutes from Vienna, on June 25-29, 2018. The conference is organized by IST Austria and the local organizers are Prof. Herbert Edelsbrunner and Prof. Uli Wagner from the Algorithms, Geometry and Topology and Discrete and Computational Geometry and Topology research groups, respectively.

The ATMCS conference series is the main event in the flourishing area that connects algebraic topology with computer science and the natural sciences. It happens every two years and attracts the top established researchers as well as the best young talent in the field.  In particular, there is a direct connection to the data science stream, and applications discussed at the meeting will touch research in biology and neuroscience, among others fields.

A key goal of the conference series is the further development of topological techniques for use in applications and the creation of new areas of applications in the subject. This conference series maintains a strong tradition of bringing together leading established researcher and young scientists in this emerging discipline, providing an opportunity for the exchange of experience and the development of new research ideas.

We look forward to welcoming you at IST!


Invited speakers

Imre Barany (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Paul Bendich (Duke University), Yury Dabaghian (Rice University), Nathan Linial (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Sergei Matveev (Chelyabinsk State University), Dmitriy Morozov (Lawrence Berkeley Lab), Martina Scolamiero (EPFL), Katherine Turner (Australian National University), Francesco Vaccarino (ISI Foundation), Lukas Vokrinek (Masaryk University)


Scientific committee

Ulrich Bauer (Technical University of Munich), Paul Bendich (Duke University), Peter Bubenik (University of Florida), Benjamin Burton (University of Queensland), Tamal Dey (Ohio State University), Michael Lesnick (Princeton University), Frank Lutz (Technical University of Berlin), Amit Patel (Colorado State University)

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