Tom Needham

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


  • In September I will attend the Discrete Shapes Workshop at UC Davis.
  • On October 24 I will give a talk at the Applied Math and Statistics Seminar at Johns Hopkins University.
  • In November I will give a talk at the AMS Sectional Meetings, Special Session on Applied Topology: Theory and Applications.