### Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

##### 4:15PM, Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building Room B3

http://ee380.stanford.edu

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Topological Data Analysis

How Ayasdi uses TDA to Solve Complex Problems

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Anthony Bak

Ayasdi

**About the talk:**
Anthony Bak will discuss how Ayasdi uses Topological Data Analysis
to solve complex problems for companies, foundations and academics.
He will start with an overview of TDA and describe the core algorithm,
"Mapper", developed at Stanford in the Computational Topology group
by Gunnar Carlsson and Gurjeet Singh. He will demonstrate how Ayasdi
turns this idea into a product with uses cases and a live demonstration
of the software.

**Slides:**

There is no downloadable version of the slides for this
talk available at this time.

**About the speaker:**

Anthony Bak is currently a data scientist and mathematician at Ayasdi,
a Palo Alto based startup founded based on research done at Stanford
University. Prior to coming to Ayasdi, Anthony was at Stanford University
where he did a postdoc with Ayasdi co-founder Gunnar Carlsson working
on new methods and applications of Topological Data Analysis. He did
his Ph.D. work in algebraic geometry with applications to string theory
at the University of Pennsylvania and along the way worked at the Max
Planck Institute in Germany, Mount Holyoke college in Massachusetts and
the American Institute of Mathematics in California.

**Contact information:**

Anthony Bak

Ayasdi

636 Ramona Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

415 347 6284

anthony@ayasdi.com