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Applied and Computational Topology Researcher Joins MSU

Elizabeth Munch

Elizabeth Munch was recently appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering and in the Department of Mathematics. Munch’s current appointment is part of the Global Impact Initiative.

Before coming to MSU, Munch was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Albany – SUNY from 2014-2017. Prior to that, she completed her postdoctoral research at the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota.

Research Interests: Applied topology, topological data analysis

Ph.D.: Duke University, mathematics (2013)

Recent Publications:

Paul Bendich, Sang Peter Chin, Jesse Clark, Jonathan Desena, John Harer, Elizabeth Munch, Andrew Newman, David Porter, David Rouse, Nate Strawn, and Adam Watkins. “Topological and statistical behavior classifiers for tracking applications”. In: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 52.6 (2016), pp. 2644–2661. doi: 10 . 1109 / taes . 2016 . 160405. url: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7855573/

Vin de Silva, Elizabeth Munch, and Amit Patel. “Categorified Reeb Graphs”. In: Discrete & Computational Geometry (2016), pp. 1–53. issn: 1432-0444. doi: 10.1007/s00454-016-9763-9. url: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00454-016-9763-9.

Firas A. Khasawneh and Elizabeth Munch. “Chatter detection in turning using persistent homology”. In: Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 70-71 (2016), pp. 527–541. issn: 0888-3270. doi: 10 . 1016 / j . ymssp . 2015 . 09 . 046. url: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0888327015004598.

Elizabeth Munch, Katharine Turner, Paul Bendich, Sayan Mukherjee, Jonathan Mattingly, and John Harer. “Probabilistic Fr´echet means for time varying persistence diagrams”. In: Electron. J. Statist. 9 (2015), pp. 1173–1204. doi: 10.1214/15-EJS1030. url: https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1433195858.

Contact: muncheli@msu.edu

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