The CUNY Data Science and Applied Topology Reading Group is joint between the Mathematics and Computer Science programmes. We used to meet Fridays 11.45 -- 12.45 in GC 4419. 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.

Spring 2021 Seminar Plans

We will run a reading group in Machine Learning, reading "Understanding Machine Learning: from Theory to Algorithms" by Shalev-Schwarz and Ben-David. Seminar runs over Zoom, Fridays 12-13. Login details will be distributed on the seminar mailing list.

One good source on background material is Mathematics for Machine Learning.


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
  • Vincent Martinez, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, CUNY Hunter College

Suggested papers

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



  • Data Science and Applied Topology Seminar
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