Topology, Geometry, and Data Analysis Conference at OSU


When: May 16 to 20, 2016.

Venue: MBI auditorium. Jennings Hall 3rd Floor, 1735 Neil Ave.


In recent years topological and geometric methods have been been availed as new promising tools for analyzing complex and diverse data. To broaden the scope of TGDA further we need stronger synergy among mathematical fields such as algebraic topology and algorithmic developments such as those in computational geometry. We also need tighter interaction with applied scientific domains. This conference aims to bring together researchers from mathematics and computational and applied sciences in order to exchange ideas and consolidate synergistic activities through fostering collaborations.

Information: See below for Registration, Funding, Lodging, and Travel.

Organizers: Tamal Dey, Matthew Kahle, Facundo Mémoli, and Yusu Wang.

June 2016 Videos of Talks.

March 2016 Conference Poster.

March 2016 Timetable.

April 2016 Abstracts.

Confirmed speakers:

Registration and Application for Funding

We gratefully acknowledge funding from MRI and NSF.

Funding Information

Current PhD students and young researchers within 5 years of the PhD degree are qualified to apply for partial travel / accommodation support to attend the TGDA conference. To apply for the Young Researcher Travel Support, you should submit (i) your contact information, and (ii) your current CV via You should also arrange a letter of support from your advisor or other researcher familiar with your work and/or interests to be sent to The deadline for submitting your application is March 1st, 2016.

Keep in mind that if you are planning to apply for funding, due to NSF regulations, in order for us to be able to reimburse you need to book your travel on a US carrier.

Registration Form

The general registration deadline is April 15, 2016. However, since the capacity of the conference is limited (due to accommodation constraints), we encourage you to register as early as possible -- Registration will be accepted in a first-come-first-serve basis.

The registration and funding application form is here


Getting to Columbus

By plane:

Columbus airport has direct flights to most US domestic hubs. To reach the university from the airport there are a few choices:

By car:

Columbus is conveniently located at the intersection of I-70 and I-71, making it convenient to access by car from all over the region.

By bus:

Megabus operate routes to cities including Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Chicago.