Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 12:00 to 12:50
Location: 
Kidd 280

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Abstract: 

The primary tool of topological data analysis is the computation of homology groups. Computing the homology groups of a set of data requires that the data have some sort of structure. This talk will describe the process of creating a cubical complex structure for a space. Once the data is represented as a cubical set, its homology groups can be computed. The focus of this presentation is on the algorithms used in this process, including a demonstration of their use by computing homology groups of simple 2D procedural landscapes. The mathematical and programming techniques that have been employed to improve these algorithms will be discussed.