Complex Simplex: Topological and Network Data Science Workshop
Network Science has been very successful in providing simplified statistical mechanical descriptions of large complex systems. Topology, in particular computational and applied topology, has found large use in computer graphics, robotics, biology and chemistry.
This is due to its capacity to produce informative summaries of the global properties of a system starting from local information. Until recently, these two fields have had little interaction due to differing languages and domains of applications. However, recent efforts to highlight topological properties of statistical systems highlighted the need to enrich the binary interaction paradigm implicit in networks, promoting the objects under study to simplicial complexes, in order to capture higher order coordination patterns.
The goal of this workshop is to challenge theoreticians to understand and meet the key questions raised by domain-specific problems, and for specialists to explore which current theoretical challenges are of greatest and immediate importance for applications.
Preliminary list of speakers:
Mattia Bergomi, Champalimaud Research
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University
Patrizio Frosini, University of Bologna
Ulderico Fugacci, Polytechnic University of Torino
Dmitri Krioukov, Northeastern University
Vladimir Itskov, Pennsylvania State University
Claudia Landi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Mason Porter, University of California, Los Angeles
Registration is free but required for logistical reasons. Register here.
Invited speakers and visiting scholars are automatically registered.
Registrations are accepted until October 1, 2019 or the maximum number of participants is reached
To contribute, please submit a one-page extended abstract (PDF file) here.
Submissions are accepted until September 29th, 2019
The workshop will take place at the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Politenico di Torino on October 14th, and at ISI Foundation on October 15th.
More information on venues and the detailed program will be available soon.
For further information, please visit the website