Please join us for a presentation by Inga Johnson (Dept. of Mathematics) this Friday, April 5th at 3:00 pm in the Library Hatfield Room. The title of her talk is: Topology, Homology, and Applications to Data
Abstract: Topology is the subfield of mathematics that is concerned with the study of shape. Mathematicians have studied topological questions for the past 250 years. However, in just the past 15 years topology has been found to have many different applications to real world problems. One of these is to use a topological tool called persistence homology to understand and analyze high dimensional and complex data sets.
This talk will be an introduction to topology and the concept of homology. We will then use homology to a look at examples of how topological ideas can be used to give new and surprising insight towards understanding data. This talk will emphasize examples and concepts. Prerequisites will be minimal.
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Michael J. Kopetski was born October 27, 1949 in Pendleton, Oregon. After graduate school, Kopetski worked as an aide to the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, better known as the “Watergate Committee.” In 1985 he won election as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives. Following two unsuccessful runs for Congress in 1982 and 1988, Kopetski ran successfully in 1990, defeating incumbent Republican Denny Smith.
Kopetski was a member of the One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1995) as a Democratic member. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1995. The Michael J. Kopetski Papers consist of papers generated and received by the office of Congressman Michael J. Kopetski during his two terms in the United States House of Representatives representing the Fifth District of the state of Oregon. Additional materials include papers generated and received by the office of Congressman Michael J. Kopetski during his two terms in the Oregon State Legislature.