Elizabeth Munch is an assistant professor at Michigan State University with a primary appointment in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering and a secondary appointment in the Department of Mathematics. Her research specializes in Applied Topology and Topological Data Analysis.
- Sarah Tymochko's paper using using persistent homology to measure a diurnal cycle in tropical cyclones is posted on the arXiv. I made a brief, gif-filled twitter synopsis for it here.
- My paper in collaboration with Firas Khasawneh and Jose Perea on a new method for featurization of persistence diagrams for machine learning tasks has been posted on the arxiv. All relevant code is available through teaspoon.
- Mitchel Eithun's paper using an MRI scan of a cherry tree trunk to determine the phyllotactic pattern is up on the arXiv. arXiv:1812.03321
- My paper, in collaboration with Jesse Berwald and Joel Gottlieb from DWave, on computing the Wasserstein distance for persistence diagrams using a quantum computer is up on the arXiv. arXiv:1809.06433v1
- Anastasios Stefanou's paper on generalizations of the interleaving distance is now published in Theory and Applications of Categories! (publisher website).
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Liz received her PhD from the Department of Mathematics at Duke University in May 2013. Prior to joining the faculty of Michigan State University, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany - SUNY, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota for the 2013-2014 thematic year on applications of topology. She also holds a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Duke University, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance from the Eastman School of Music. More information can be found in her CV.