The 1st Midwest Graduate Student Conference: Geometry and Topology meet Data Analysis and Machine Learning will be held at The Ohio State University on June 1st and June 2nd, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday). The goal of the conference is to gather graduate students in order to share their research work in applications of Geometry and Topology to Data Analysis and Machine Learning. Also, we aim at building bridges between academic institutions in the Midwest region, and to enhance discussion and collaboration via poster sessions, short presentations, and discussion panels.

Our Program and Plenary Speaker

We encourage students to give a talk (30 mins) or a poster presentation. They do not have to be about the participants’ own research, expository talks are also very welcome. Both blackboard talks and slideshows are possible.


In addition to short talks by the participants, the program will include a lecture by Peter Bubenik (U of Florida)



  • Deadline for Travel Support: March 27th, 2019. We have limited funding and expect to give travel awards to limited number of participants between $200  and 300 depending on city of departure.  To apply for Travel Support, you should also arrange a letter of support from your advisor or other researcher familiar with your work and/or interests to be sent to gtmdaml2019@gmail.com.


  • Deadline for registration: April 27th, 2019 (Extended by 7 days)




Accommodations, travel, and maps

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is the closest airport to The Ohio State University.

  • Lodging – There are several hotel and lodging options available near The Ohio State University Campus. A full list of options and more information can be found here. There are many Airbnb options close to the university as well.
  • Travel – The city of Columbus is served by COTA buses. If arriving from the airport, the best mode of transport is an Uber or a Lyft to your hotel. The Columbus Greyhound bus station is 4 miles away from the university campus. A map of the universitycan be found here. Details on the buildings where the conference will be held will be added soon.

Organizing Committee

Samir Chowdhury (OSU)
Woojin Kim (OSU)
Sunhyuk Lim (OSU)
Luis Polanco (MSU)
Kritika Singhal (OSU)
Zhengchao Wan (OSU)
Ling Zhou (OSU)

Steering Committee

Nicolas Garcia-Trillos (U of Wisconsin)
Facundo Memoli (OSU)
Jose Perea (MSU)

Graduate Student Helpers






Department of Statistics, UW-Madison

Michigan State University

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