Dr Vitaliy Kurlin: mathematics & computer science

Current research: topological data analysis. Everything is possible!

E-mail: vitaliy.kurlin(at)gmail.com, University of Liverpool, UK

I work in Data Science using stable-under-noise topological methods for Materials Science, Computer Vision, Climate.
If you are a potential postdoc or PhD student with C++ skills for Data Science, please e-mail vitaliy.kurlin(at)gmail.com.

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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Affiliations: current positions and connections

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News: awards, papers and invited lectures

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Career highlights : achievements since 2005

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Awards : fellowships and research grants

Intel logo Intel gift (40K USD) for the 1st year of Grzegorz Muszynski's PhD "Topological analysis of the Climate System" funded through the Berkeley lab (US) from April 2017 at the University of Liverpool, UK.
EPSRC logo EPSRC vacation bursary (2.7K GBP) for 2nd year student Simon Hirst at the University of Liverpool (UK) to work on superpixel segmentations of images over 10 weeks in summer 2017.
Microsoft logo Knowledge Transfer Secondments at Microsoft Research Cambridge with Andrew Fitzgibbon
2014 - 2016 : EPSRC gave about 24K GBP, Microsoft Research provided 75K in-kind contribution
Title : Applications of Topological Data Analysis to Computer Vision. Covered visits to Prof Carlsson at Stanford University (US) and Ayasdi, to Prabhat at Lawrence National Laboratory in Berkeley (2016).
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 the collaboration with Microsoft Research Cambridge.
IAS image Christopherson/Knott fellowship at Institute of Advanced Study (left after moving to Liverpool).
Title : Optimal meshes of superpixels for faster image processing (3-month teaching replacement).
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 Materials 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.
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 in 2014-2016 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, 2011 - 2013
Title : Persistent Topological Structures in Noisy Images (ref. EP/I030328/1) followed by a collaboration with Microsoft (2014-2016).
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 research collaboration at Universities of Montpellier II, Liverpool, Dijon, Toulouse III, Paris VII.

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Group in Topological Data Analysis

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Education : PhD (2003), MSc and PGCert

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Experience : CV and job history since 2000

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