Centre for Topological Data Analysis

About us


The EPSRC-funded Centre for Topological Data Analysis is a multi-million-pound project led by the University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute (MI) and Department of Statistics, with partners at the Materials Innovation Factory (MIF), University of Liverpool and the Computational Foundry at Swansea University. The centre sits within the MI's data science and topology groups. The group has strong links with the Alan Turing Institute, and the National Institute for Data Science and AI.

We are mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists with the breadth and depth of experience and expertise to develop and apply Topologoical Data Analysis (TDA) to solve problems.

Applications that have benefited from TDA include image processing, text analysis, chemistry, electromagnetism, materials science, fundamental physics, neuroscience and medicine.

Our vision is to build a bridge between data users and scientists so that topological ideas and tools can flow between testing and application areas, and research and development.

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

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The team



The complete list of Oxford members can be found here

Our Scientific Advisory Board comprising internationally recognised scientists in the field evaluate, guide and advise our team to maximise the impact of our research.



DPhil student Oliver Vipond gave an online talk on Multiparameter persistence modules as part of the AATNR seminar series. 



A talk by postdoc Kelly Spendlove on Conley theory and the global dynamics of games: from multi-agent dynamics to combinatorics and back again.