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CANCELED: Kwangil Koh Lecture: Robert Ghrist

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April 1 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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The annual Kwangil Koh Lecture on Mathematics in Our Time has been canceled.

The speaker will be Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell Penn Integrating Knowledge Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Electrical/Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ghrist will speak on “Homology in Data and Networks.” The past 15 years has witnessed a dramatic burst of applications of algebraic topology in the applied sciences, ranging from statistics to networks, neuroscience, optimization and more. This talk will overview some of the most exciting applications of homological methods, with a focus on specific examples, computation and clear visualization of these abstract ideas.

The event is free and open to the public.

About the Speaker

Robert Ghrist stands in front of a marked-up chalkboardRobert Ghrist is a recognized leader in the field of applied algebraic topology, with publications detailing topological methods for sensor networks, robotics, signal processing, tracking, network discovery, and more. He is the author of a leading textbook on the subject (Elementary Applied Topology, 2014). His prior work in leading the DARPA Defense Sciences Office SToMP project and participating in several DoD multidisciplinary university research initiatives is complemented by Natural Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER, NSF PECASE, SciAm50 and Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow awards.

Ghrist is also a dedicated expositor and communicator of mathematics, with teaching awards that include the MAA James Crawford Prize, Penn’s Lindback Award and the S. Reid Warren Award in Engineering at Penn. Ghrist is the author and animator of popular YouTube video texts, as well as an online course on Coursera featured in the New York Times, BoingBoing and Gizmodo.



April 1

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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2203 SAS Hall
2311 Stinson Dr.
Raleigh, NC United States

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