Applied Topology and High-Dimensional Data Analysis meeting in Victoria, 2015

Dates: August 17th--28th, 2015. 

Location: University of Victoria

Organizers: Ryan Budney (math and webpage contact), Farouk Nathoo (stats contact), Ejaz Ahmed (stats contact).

Organizing Committee: Ejaz Ahmed (Brock), Ryan Budney (UVic), David Giles (UVic), Farouk Nathoo (UVic),  Matt Taddy (U.Chicago), Schmuel Weinberger (U.Chicago), Julie Zhou (UVic). 

Housing: We have 50 beds reserved in the dorms on-campus, as well as funding to support some speakers and a limited number of graduate students. Dorm rooms will cost approximately $54 CDN per night.  Please click on the link to make a reservation, giving "Applied Topology and High-Dimensional Data Analysis" as the Conference Name.  Dorm reimbursements for graduate students will be done at the end of the conference. Hotels for August in Victoria book-up fast, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.  We have group rates at the Marriott ($229 per night), ask for the "Pacific Insititute for Mathematical Sciences" rate.  At Swan's Hotel, quote "PIMS" ($285 per night).  At Chateau Victoria quote "HDDA" ($140 per night).  At the Delta Ocean Pointe, quote "HDDA" ($269 per night). The Double Tree Hilton quote "HDDA" ($219 per night) will open in time for the meeting, and presently has many rooms available. Coast Harbourside Hotel ($140 per night, contact Caroline Burger at 250-940-1102).  Some of these group rates have expired.  Please book as soon as possible. 

All the above prices are likely to go up (and vacancies dissappear) if one waits too long to book. 


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. 

Speakers: Current list.


August 17th--21st. 

Week one

Monday [ELL 167] Tuesday [DTB A104] Wednesday [DTB A104] Thursday [DTB A104] Friday [DTB A104]
10am--10:50 Reception  Mat Taddy.  Michael Lesnick. Justin Curry. Peter Bubenik. 
10:50--11:10am Tea/Coffee Tea/Coffee Tea/Coffee Tea/Coffee Tea/Coffee
11:10am-12pm Ejaz Ahmed.  Ryan Budney. Julie Zhou Farouk Nathoo. Joel Hass.
12pm--1:30pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30pm--2:20pm Rob Ghrist. Mike Mandell. Vidit Nanda. Hike Vidit Nanda.
2:20pm--2:40pm Tea/Coffee Tea/Coffee Tea/Coffee Hike Tea/Coffee
2:40pm--3:30pm Tim Johnson. Joel Hass.  Rachel Levanger.  Hike Application discussion panel.

August 24th--28th. 

Week Two Mon [DTB A120] Mon(2) [DSB C122] Tue [DTB A120] Tue(2) [DSB C122] Wed [DTB A120] Wed(2) [DSB C122] Thu [DTB A120] Thu(2) [DSB C122] Fri [DTB A120]
10am-10:50 Kjell Doksum   Abbas Khalili   Matthew Wright   Peter Kim   Anand Vidyashankar
10:50-11am Tea/Coffee   Tea/Coffee   Tea/Coffee   Tea/Coffee   Tea/Coffee
11am-11:50 Matthew Wright   Michael Lesnick   Timothy Johnson   Bin Nan   Rachel Levanger
12pm-1:30 Lunch   Lunch   Lunch   Lunch   Lunch
1:30-2pm Kofi Adragni Debashis Mondal Ali Shojaie Jinko Graham Linglong  Kong Guoqing Diao Matt Taddy George Michailidis Bei Jiang
2:05-2:35 Matias Salibian-Barrera Michael J. Daniels Annie Qu Mary Lesperance Ivor Cribben Yi Li Lee Dicker Yulia Gel Xuewen Lu
2:40-3:10 Ruben Zamar Luke Bornn --- Sijian Wang Yingli Qin Shuangge Ma Mirza Faisal Beg Lilia Leticia Ramirez Xiaoli Gao

ELL is the Elliott Building.  DTB is the David Turpin Building (formerly known as SSM).   DSB is the David Strong Building.  DSB and DTB are side-by-side. 

Practical details - like how to get to Victoria, or getting around town, and food on campus.

On-line registration is now closedWe can register you at the door on August 17th, please arrive by 9:30 am at Elliott 167. Please bring exact change, in Canadian funds. A receipt will be issued. Registration costs $45 CDN. 

The previous four High Dimensional Data Analysis workshops: HDDA-I, HDDA-II, HDDA-III, HDDA-IV