Centre for Topological Data Analysis


Our vision is to build a two-way bridge between data users and scientists on which topological ideas and tools go to and fro testing & applications and research  & development. Our multidisciplinary team of mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists from Oxford, Swansea and Liverpool, provide the necessary breadth and depth of experience and expertise to drive the development and application of Topological Data Analysis (TDA) to the solution of real world problems.  Read more here.

The centre is supported by the EPSRC grant New Approaches to Data Science: Application Driven Topological Data Analysis EP/R018472/1.



  • Dec 2020:  Postdoctoral Research Associate in Topological Data Analysis. Closing Wednesday 13 January 12pm 2021. Read more.
  • October 2020: Congratulations to Heather Harrington on receiving a Leverhulme Prize! Read more. 
  • May 2020:  Congratulations to Helen Byrne who has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Mathematical Biology. Read more.
  • April 2020: Oliver Vipond gave a on-line talk in the AATNR seminar series. Watch here.
  • December 2019:  Paweł Dłotko has been appointed as director of the new  Dioscuri Centre in Topological Data Analysis at the Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences, co-funded by the Max Planck Society. Read more.
  • September 2019: Vidit Nanda received a Turing Institute-DstL grant with Primoz Skraba.
  • February 2019: Congratulations to Heather Harrington on receiving the Adams Prize! Read more.


Seminars and Lecture Series

        Applied Topology Seminar: Fridays at 3pm. (Barbara Mahler) For past and upcoming seminars see here.

          Journal Club: Fridays at 9am. (Kelly Spendlove, Vidit Nanda)

          Short Course: January 2021.  Invitation to Matroid Theory (Greg Henselman) PDF icon Matroids.pdf



        ATMCS 2022: 20-24 June 2022, Oxford --- up-coming!

        SAB meeting 2021: September 2021, Liverpool --- up-coming

        Centre meeting: March 2021 --- on-line

        Centre meeting: December 2020  ---  on-line

        SAB meeting 2020:  17 September 2020, Oxford ---  moved on-line! PDF icon Spires 2020 Brochure & Schedule.pdf

        International meeting 2020: 17-18 September 2020, Oxford --- cancelled due to Coivid 19

        MACSMIN 2020: Mathematics And Computer Science for Materials INnovation conference

        Centre meeting: 1 May 2020, Oxford --- virtual.

        YM workshop: OxATS, 30 March -- 03 April, Oxford --- cancelled due to Covid19.

        Centre meeting: 28 November 2019, Oxford  

SAB meeting 2019:  24 September 2019, Oxford

International meeting 2019: Spires, 23-24 September 2019, Oxford

Centre meeting: 17 May 2019, Turing Institute, London

SAB meeting 2018: 13 September 2018, Swansea 

Kick-off meeting:  Dragon, 11-14 September 2019, Swansea



We are looking for students at all three locations. Anybody interested should enquire with one of the directors or members.


DPhil-students: Students are may be supported through different routes and are encouraged to apply to all those that seems suitable for them.

1. The standard DPhil route: 


2. Via the INFOMM Centre of Doctoral Training: 




Directors: Heather Harrington and Ulrike Tillmann


CI’s & Collaborators


Helen Byrne


Peter Grindrod


Vidit Nanda


Gesine Reinert


Vitaliy Kurlin


Andrew Cooper


Jeffrey Giansiracusa


Biagio Lucini


Pawel Dlotko


Nicola Richmond



Useful Links

Online Seminar and Lecture Platform supported by the Centre