I am an Assistant Professor in the Mathematics Department at Florida State University. My research is in geometry and topology, with a focus on applications to problems in data science. My work uses tools from Riemannian, symplectic and metric geometry, topological data analysis and optimal transport. For more details, please see the Research page or my Curriculum Vitae (updated 8/30/19).
Contact me at tneedham (at) fsu (dot) edu
- My paper "The Weighted Euler Curve Transform for Shape and Image Analysis" with Qitong Jiang and Sebastian Kurtek has been accepted to the CVPR workshop DIFF-CVML.
- My paper "Gromov-Wasserstein Averaging in a Riemannian Framework" with Samir Chowdhury has been accepted to the CVPR workshop DIFF-CVML.
- In July I am organizing a workshop on "Optimal Transport, Topological Data Analysis and Applications to Shape and Machine Learning" at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University, together with Nicolas Garcia-Trillos, Facundo Mémoli and Jose Perea.
- My paper "Simplifying transforms for general elastic metrics on the space of plane curves" with Sebastian Kurtek has been accepted for publication in SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences.
- My paper "Knot types of generalized Kirchhoff Rods" was just published in Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications.