PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Euler Integration for Data
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Robert Ghrist, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract:
This talk covers an ingenious integral calculus based on Euler characteristic, stemming from work on sheaves due to MacPherson and Kashiwara in the 1970s, and connecting back further to classical integral geometry. I will emphasize its novel utility in data management, particularly in aggregation of redundant data and inverse problems over sensor networks. As often happens, applying these tools to practical problems suggests a new generalization of this calculus with deep connections to Morse theory.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:11 / 12 / 2009
Time:04:00pm - 05:00pm