Trends in Persistent Homology

The meeting “Trends in Persistent Homology” will take place at the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, on Friday 16th November 2018.

Aims and Scope

Persistent homology is an algebraic tool for quantifying topological features of shapes and functions, which has recently found wide applications in data and shape analysis. The aim of this meeting is to bring together researchers from pure and applied fields to discuss different applications of persistent homology.

Invited Speakers

  • Claudia Landi (Universita degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)
  • Vitaly Kurlin (University of Liverpool)
  • Pawel Dlotko (Swansea University)
  • Florian Pausinger (Queen’s University Belfast)


You can download the programme as a PDF file.

13:00-14:00Get-together with coffee and sandwiches
14:00-14:50Florian PausingerPersistent Betti numbers of random Čech complexes
14:50-15:40Claudia LandiA discrete Morse-based approach to multidimensional persistence
15:40-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:50Vitaly KurlinA comparison of skeletonization algorithms with theoretical guarantees for unorganized point clouds
16:50-17:40Pawel DlotkoTopology in action
19:00Conference dinner

Registration is now open (and free). If you wish to attend the meeting please send an e-mail to Florian Pausinger in which you indicate whether you wish to join the dinner.

Travel to Belfast: There is helpful information on the QUB travel web page. Flying to Dublin is sometimes easier (and cheaper) than flying to Belfast. There are regular bus connections from Dublin Airport to Belfast and back (travel time around two hours; see for example Aircoach or Translink buses).

Accommodation: Participants are required to make their own arrangements.

This meeting is supported by an LMS Celebrating New Appointments Scheme 9 grant as well as the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre.

Conference organiser: Florian Pausinger

Last updated 2018-11-06