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16:00-17:00   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Gunnar Carlsson (Stanford University, Ayasdi INC)
The Shape of Data
[ Abstract ]
There is a tremendous amount of attention being paid to the notion of
"Big Data". In many situations, however, the problem is not so much the
size of the data but rather its complexity. This observation shows that
it is now important to find methods for representing complex data in a
compressed and understandable fashion. Representing data by shapes
turns out to be useful in many situations, and therefore topology, the
mathematical sub discipline which studies shape, becomes quite
relevant. There is now a collection of methods based on topology for
analyzing complex data, and in this talk we will discuss these methods,
with numerous examples.
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