Technion Department of Mathematics Colloquium Speaker: Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania) Title: Constructible sheaves and data Date: Mon, May 14, 3:30pm Amado 232 Abstract: Algebraic topology developed sheaves as a tool for integrating local algebraic data into global qualitative structure. This talk will give an introduction to constructible sheaves; their (co)homology; and, most importantly, their recent applications to problems in optimization, networks, and sensing. (Refreshments at 15:00, in the Math Lounge, 8th floor) Colloquium Homepage: <http://www.technion.ac.il/~yehuday/colloquium/colloq.html> --------------------------------------------------------- Technion Math. Net (TECHMATH) Editor: Michael Cwikel <techm@math.technion.ac.il> Announcement from: Techmath Editor <techm@math.technion.ac.il>