CATS 2017 Sydney

Name:CATS 2017 Sydney
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Tue, June 27, 2017 - Sat, July 1, 2017

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CATS2017 — Computational & Algorithmic Topology, Sydney

Dates: Tuesday 27 June – Saturday 1 July 2017
Venue: The University of Sydney, Australia


This workshop at the University of Sydney will bring together experts and emerging researchers from Australia, the USA and Europe to report on recent results and explore future directions in computational and algorithmic topology and related areas. There will be a focus on problems in low-dimensional geometry and topology, and on the development of practical algorithms and their implementation. This is an area with an abundance of computational and algorithmic challenges, where practical solutions to many solvable problems, such as the homeomorphism problem, remain elusive. This workshop aims to stimulate interaction between researchers in order to bring about new collaborations on difficult problems that cannot be tackled from one viewpoint alone. We plan to have introductory talks on the first three days of the workshop, followed by research talks on the remaining two days.

The timing for this workshop is chosen to allow participants at SoCG 2017 two days for collaboration, sight seeing and travel to Brisbane!

Introductory Lectures

  • Serge Gaspers (Univ. New South Wales)
    Parameterised complexity
  • Monique Teillaud (INRIA Nancy, France)
    Delaunay triangulations
  • Vanessa Robins (Australian National Univ.)
    Discrete Morse theory
  • Hyam Rubinstein (Univ. Melbourne)
  • Abby Thompson (UC Davis, USA)
    Thin position

Research talks

  • Erin Chambers (Saint Louis Univ., USA)
  • Murray Elder (Univ. Newcastle)
  • Joel Hass (UC Davis, USA)
  • Rob Kirby (UC Berkeley, USA)
  • Dave Letscher (Saint Louis Univ.)
  • Clément Maria (Univ. Queensland)
  • Jessica Purcell (Monash Univ.)
  • Hyam Rubinstein (Univ. Melbourne)
  • Hubert Wagner (IST Austria)
  • Yusu Wang (Ohio State Univ., USA)

In addition, participants are given the opportunity to submit contributed talks.


Please register by e-mailing with the following information:

  • Which days will you participate in the workshop?
  • Will you attend the conference dinner on Friday evening?
  • Are you a student?
  • Would you like to give a talk?

A small fee will be collected at the event to contribute towards catering costs (AUD 20 for AMSI members and AUD 25 for non-AMSI members) and (if applicable) the conference dinner (around AUD 50, BYO). Reduced fees apply to students.

Please consult the conference website for more information.

We hope to see you in June


  • Robert Haraway (Univ. Sydney)
  • Joshua Howie (Monash Univ.)
  • Stephan Tillmann (Univ. Sydney)
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