TGDA @ OSU 2016 conference

Topology, Geometry and Data Analysis Conference at OSU
TGDA @ OSU 2016
May 16 — 20, 2016
The Ohio State University
Supported by NSF, MRI and MBI
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We are pleased to announce that the conference TGDA@OSU (Topology, Geometry, and Data Analysis at OSU) will take place at the Ohio State University in Columbus OH, May 16-20, 2016.

The website for the conference is http://www.tgda.osu.edu/tgda-conf-osu.html

The registration for the conference is now open! There are also potential funding support for graduate students and young researchers. See below for details.

General information:
In recent years topological and geometric methods have been been availed as new promising tools for analyzing complex and diverse data. To broaden the scope of TGDA further we need stronger synergy among mathematical fields such as algebraic topology and algorithmic developments such as those in computational geometry. We also need tighter interaction with applied scientific domains.

The TGDA@OSU 2016 conference aims to bring together researchers from mathematics and computational and applied sciences in order to exchange ideas and consolidate synergistic activities through fostering collaborations.

The conference will feature a range of invited talks on theoretical, computational, and experimental aspects of Computational Topology and its application to Data Analysis over 5 days. There would also be a poster session during the week. We hope that you will be able to participate in the conference.

This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Mathematics Research Institute at OSU, and the Mathematical Biology Institute at OSU.

Registration and financial support:
Please register at the following website if you intend to participate:
https://u.osu.edu/tgda/tgda-osu-2016-registration/
The general registration deadline is April 15, 2016. However, since the capacity of the conference is limited (due to accomodation constraints), we encourage you to register as early as possible — Registration will be accepted in a first-come-first-serve basis.

We encourage anyone working in this field to attend the conference. One of the main targets of the conference is to reach out to the young researchers who intend to work in the field. We have obtained some amount of funding from the National Science Fundation to help support domestic PhD students and junior researchers to attend the conference. The details of applying for the travel support are provided below, and also on the conference web-page. It is important to note that the deadline for applying for funding is March 1st, 2016.

Deadlines:
General public registration: April 15, 2016
Application for funding for junior researchers: March 1st, 2016.

Application requirement for Young-research travel support:
Current PhD students and young researchers within 5 years of the PhD degree are qualified to apply for partial travel / accomodation support to attend the TGDA conference. To apply for the Young Researcher Travel Support, you should submit (i) your contact information, and (ii) your current CV via http://u.osu.edu/tgda/tgda-osu-2016-registration/ . You should also arrange a letter of support from your advisor or other researcher familiar with your work and/or interests to be sent to tgda@osu.edu . The deadline for submitting your application is March 1st, 2016.

Further information:
More information about the conference, including lodging suggestions, can be found at the conference website http://www.tgda.osu.edu/tgda-conf-osu.html .
If you have any questions / inquires, please send an email to tgda@osu.edu , or feel free to contact any of the conference organizers.

Cordially,
The TGDA@OSU organization team:
Tamal Dey, Matthew Kahle, Facundo Memoli, Yusu Wang