"There is no branch of mathematics, however abstract, which may not some day be applied to phenomena of the real world."

-Nikolai Lobachevsky

Elizabeth Munch is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany. Her research specializes in Applied Topology and Topological Data Analysis.



Liz received her PhD from the Department of Mathematics at Duke University in May 2013. She was 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.