The CUNY Data Science and Applied Topology Reading Group is joint between the Mathematics and Computer Science programmes. We meet Fridays 11.45 -- 12.45 in GC 3209. You can contact us at

Our plan is to primarily read and discuss seminal papers in data science, in applied topology and in topological data analysis. Each seminar one participant takes the responsibility to present a paper and prepare items for discussion. We expect occasionally to be able to invite external speakers.


Current schedule can be found here.

We will be sending out announcements through a mailing list; you can subscribe here.


  • Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, Computer Science Programme, CUNY Graduate Center; Department of Mathematics, CUNY College of Staten Island
  • Azita Mayeli, Mathematics Programme, CUNY Graduate Center; Department of Mathematics, CUNY Queensborough Community College

Suggested papers

We have compiled a list of papers that might be interesting to present.


The tasty low resolution problem space of knitting and mathematics

It's fun to think of good generative patterns and mathematical visualizations for low resolution spaces like knitting. Come hear about the interesting mathematics of what is possible on industrial knitting machines. Learn about skew, pixel resolution constraints, stitch direction, and types of knitting. Find out about some recent research and what it means to mathematical knitting.


  • Data Science and Applied Topology Seminar
  • Reading list