Computational Topology and the Life Sciences: Finding structure in models and data

Sarah Day

College of William and Mary
Barton Lectures in Computational Mathematics


Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Petty 150
Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in Petty 116

The field of topology, and in particular computational homology, has produced a powerful set of tools for studying both model systems and data measured directly from physical systems. I will focus on the tools of computational homology and topological persistence. To illustrate their use, I will discuss recent projects studying coupledpatch population dynamics, flickering red blood cells, and ice core data.