CV


  • My CV is available here.
  • Honors and Awards


  • Best Paper Award, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, 2015
  • Best Student Paper Award, Conf. Learning Theory (COLT), 2015
  • Lumley Research Award, College of Engineering, OSU, 2011
  • A Best Paper Award, EuroVis 2010
  • U. S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award, 2008
  • Top Reviewer for journal Computational Geometry: Theory and Applciations , 2008
  • U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Principal Investigator (ECPI) Award, 2006
  • Best PhD Dissertation Award, CS Dept, Duke, 2004
  • Department Service Award, Duke University (2002-2003)
  • Selected Recent Talks


    • Union College Mathematics Conferences, Plenary speaker, 2022.
    • AWM Research Symposium Special Session on Women in Computational Topology, 2022.
    • Women in Data Science (WiDS) Ames Regional Event, 2022.
    • MADDD (Mathematics of Data and Decisions at Davis) Seminar, UC Davis, 2022.
    • IMSI Workshop on The Mathematics of Soft Matter, 2022.
    • OT-SDM (Optimal Transport and Structured Data Modeling) Workshop, 2022.
    • Centre for Topological Data Analysis Seminar, Oxford University, 2021.
    • Center for Computer Graphics and Geometric Computing Seminar, Technion University, 2021.
    • Asia-Pacific Applied Topology and Geometry Seminar, 2021.
    • Topological Insights in Neuroscience Workshop at MSRI (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute), 2021.
    • Topological Data Analysis Workshop at ISMI (Institute for Statistical and Mathematical Innovation), 2021.
    • Bioengineering Seminar, George Mason University, 2021.
    • Thematic Mini-Conference on Computational Topology and Machine Learning, 2021.
    • Vietories-Rips Seminar, AATRN, 2021.
    • Waseda Cherry Blossom Workshop on Topological Data Science, 2021.
    • Computational Persistence workshop, Purdue University, 2021.
    • Topological Data Analysis and Beyond workshop at NeurIPS, 2020.
    • CMSE Colloquium, Michigan State University, 2020.
    • Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG), 2020. Plenary speaker, delivered the Godfried Toussaint Memorial Lecture.
    • Computational aspects of learning and processing metrical data Workshop at CG-Week, 2020.
    • Statistical Topological Data Analysis Workshop, KAUST, 2020.
    • 34th Summer Conf. Topology and its Applications, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2019. Semi-plenary speaker.
    • Workshop on Algebraic Methods in Discrete and Computational Geometry , dedicated to Richard Pollack, in Memoriam. CG-Week, Portland, Oregon, 2019.
    • 8th Mini-sym. Comput. Topology, CG-Week, Portland, Oregon, 2019.
    • IPAM Workshop on Geometry of Big Data, 2019.
    • TRIPODS Center Seminar, U. Arizona, 2019.
    • AMS special session on Topological Data Analysis, Joint Math Meetings, 2019.
    • CMO-BIRS Workshop on Multidimensional Persistence. BIRS Oaxaca station, 2018.
    • School on Low-dimensional geometry and topology: Discrete and algorithmic aspects. Insitute Henri Poincare, Paris, 2018.
    • 7th Mini-Symposium on Computational Topology, CG-Week, Budapest, 2018.
    • BIRS Workshop on Topological Data Analysis: Developing Abstract Foundations. 2017.
    • Dagstuhl Workshop on Topology, Computation and Data Analysis. 2017.
    • 6th Mini-Symposium on Computational Topology, CG-Week, Australia, 2017. Keynote speaker.
    • 2nd Workshop on Geometry and Machine Learning, CG-Week, Australia, 2017.
    • Workshop CATS (Computational & Algorithmic Topology, Sydney), 2017.
    • Lawrance Berkeley National Lab, Data Analysis and Visualization group, 2017.
    • Theory group seminar, UC Irvine, Computer Science Department, 2017.
    • AWM Research Symposium, Special Session on Applications of Topology and Geometry, UCLA 2017.
    • IBM Almaden Theory group, 2017.
    • International Workshop on Topological Data Analysis in Biomedicine (TDA-Bio), part of ACM BCB, 2016. Keynote speaker.
    • 48th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, Richmond, VA, 2014. Plenary speaker.
    • Workshop SIGMA at CIRM, Marseille, France, 2012. Plenary speaker.