Dr Vitaliy Kurlin: mathematics & computer science

Current research: topological data analysis. Everything is possible!

E-mail: vitaliy.kurlin(at)gmail.com, Microsoft Research and Durham, UK

I work in Data Science analysing unstructured data by stable-under-noise topological methods. If you are a potential
postdoc or PhD student with strong C++ skills and interest in Data Science, please e-mail vitaliy.kurlin(at)gmail.com.

In 2014 - 2015 I held the EPSRC-funded secondment at Microsoft Research Cambridge, now extended until 2017.

Topological data analysis: tools and applications

theory and applications of topological data analysis

Videos of a few talks explaining key ideas, basic examples and various applications of topological data analysis:

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News: awards, papers and invited lectures

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Career highlights: selected achievements since 2005

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Research awards: fellowships & grants since 2001

Microsoft logo Knowledge Transfer Secondments at Microsoft Research Cambridge with Andrew Fitzgibbon
2016 - 2017 : EPSRC gave 21.1K GBP, Microsoft invested cash 15K GBP and in-kind 45K GBP
2014 - 2015 : EPSRC gave 20K GBP, Microsoft provided 75K GBP in-kind contribution
Title : Applications of Topological Data Analysis to Computer Vision.
LMS logo Summer bursary of the London Mathematical Society for Philip Smith (value 1.1K GBP)
to work on our project Superpixel meshes for faster image and video processing
in August - September 2016, closely related to my secondment at Microsoft.
Durham logo Christopherson/Knott Fellowship (value 7.5K GBP) at Institute of Advanced Study.
Title : Optimal meshes of superpixels for faster image processing (2016 - 2017).
Alan Turing Institute logo Grant (3K GBP, jointly with M.Grinfeld and M.Haw) to run the ATI strategic workshop
on 14 March 2016 : Topological Data Analysis in Material Science and Engineering.
LMS logo Travel grant of the London Mathematical Society to give the contributed 20-min talk
Topological Computer Vision in the section Mathematical Image and Signal Processing
at 7ECM (European Congress of Mathematicians) at TU Berlin on 18-22 July 2016.
Durham logo International Engagement Travel Grant (2K GBP) to visit
Prof Gunnar Carlsson at Stanford University (US) and Ayasdi,
and Prabhat at Lawrence National Laboratory in Berkeley (June 2016).
ESF logo Grant (1.7K Euros) by the ACAT (Applied and Computational Algebraic Topology)
network of ESF (European Science Foundation) to visit IST Austria (March 2015).
LMS logo Applied Algebraic Topology network in the UK jointly organised since 2014 with
M.Farber, J.Brodzki, J.Grbić, M.Grant, D.Schuetz and funded by LMS, GMJT, IMA
with 4 meetings per year at Aberdeen, Durham, Queen Mary London, Southampton.
EPSRC logo EPSRC first grant (100K GBP) with post-doctoral assistant Dr Alexey Chernov
Title : Persistent Topological Structures in Noisy Images, ref. EP/I030328/1
Durham University (UK), August 2011 - August 2013.
Durham logo University grant (2K GBP) to give the invited lecture in June 2010 at
Applied Topology: Methods, Computation, Science, Munster, Germany.
EC logo Marie Curie International Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowship (142K Euros)
Combinatorial Knot Theory, Liverpool (UK), September 2005 - May 2007.
Dijon logo Postdoctoral Fellowship (22K Euros) on Combinatorial Group Theory at
University of Burgundy, Dijon (France), December 2003 - November 2004.
EC logo INTAS PhD Fellowship (10K Euros) at Moscow State University (Russia),
March 2001 - February 2003, covered costs of research collaboration at
Universities of Montpellier II, Liverpool, Dijon, Toulouse III, Paris VII.

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Research group in Topological Data Analysis

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Education : PhD (2003), two MSc and PGCert

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Experience : CV and job history since 2000

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