Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson

Applied and computational topology

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

  • Dr. rer. nat. 2008, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Mathematics.
    Thesis: Computation of A-infinity-algebras in group cohomology
  • Fil. mag. 2005, Stockholm University, Mathematics.
    Shared thesis with Fil. kand.
  • Fil. kand. 2004, Stockholm University, Mathematics.
    Thesis: Computation of denominator polynomials for Poincaré series on monomial rings

Past positions

  • 2013 - now: Asistent z doktoratom, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 2013 - now: Long term visitor, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis.
  • 2012 - 2013: Postdoctoral researcher, Computer Vision and Active Perception Laboratory, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2011 - 2012: Scientific Officer, School of Computer Science, University of St Andrews, Scotland.
  • 2008 - 2011: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University.
  • 2006 - 2008: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, PhD student, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany.
  • 2005 - 2006: Software Designer, Teleca Systems GmbH, Nürnberg, Germany.
  • 2003 - 2004: Project Assistant, web-based teaching, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University, Sweden.
  • 2001 - 2003: Project Assistant, building a platform for web-based teaching, Department of the Classics, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Teaching experience

  • 2014-2015 DD1315: Introduction to programming in Matlab and Python. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2010 Persistent homology. KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    4-lecture mini-course
  • 2010 MATH 20: Calculus. Stanford University.
  • 2009 MATH 198: Category Theory and Functional Programming. Stanford University. Stanford CA, USA
    Elementary category theory with applications in computer science and functional programming.
  • 2008 Übungen: Algebraische Topologie. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Germany.
  • 2008 Übungen: Lineare Algebra und analytische Geometrie 3. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Germany.
  • 2007-2008 Übungen: Mathematik I (Lineare Algebra). Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Germany.
  • 2007 Übungen: Lineare Algebra und analytische Geometrie 2. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Germany.
  • 2006-2007 Übungen: Lineare Algebra und analytische Geometrie 1. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Germany.
  • 2006 Übungen: Algebra 2. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Germany.
  • 2003-2004 Introductory mathematics. Web-based course. Stockholm University. Sweden.

Thesis advising

  • 2016 - ongoing: Mattia De Colle: Process diagnostics for electric arc furnaces using topological data analysis.
    MSc Thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
  • 2015: Leo Carlsson: Using multilayer perceptrons as means to predict the end-point temperature in an electric arc furnace
    MSc Thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 2014 - 2015: Magnus Raunio: Periodic Motion Extraction Using Harmonic Regression and Structural Parametrization
    MSc thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
  • 2013 - 2015: Martina Scolamiero, PhD thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
  • 2012 - 2013: BSc theses, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Gabriel Isheden: Diagnostics of Semantic Word Spaces
    David Nilsson and Ariel Ekgren: Topology and Word Spaces
  • 2009 - 2010: BSc thesis, Stanford University.
    Andrew Yarmola: Cup products in persistent cohomology.

Pedagogical development

  • 2012 Lärande och Undervisning 1, 7.5 ECTS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 2013 Lärande och Undervisning ur ett ämnesperspektiv, 5 ECTS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • 2013 Research supervision, 3 ECTS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Conferences organized

  • ATMCS 6, 2014
  • SIAM AG 2013: minisymposium Applied and Computational Topology
  • ATMCS 5, 2012
  • SIAM Annual 2012: minisymposium Applied Algebraic Topology -- the Next Generation
  • Joint Mathematics Meetings 2012: AMS special session on computational and applied algebraic topology
  • SIAM AG 2011: mini-symposium Persistent homotopy and its applications
  • Junior Mathematical Congress 2008
  • Junior Mathematical Congress 2004
  • 4th European Congress of Mathematics 2004

Grant experience

PI successful grants

  • 2013 - 2014: VINNMER Marie Curie Incoming Planning Grant
  • 2013: Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse: Unga Forskare

Co-authored successful grants

  • 2012: FP7 STREP Toposys
    2.63 M EUR over 3 years across KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Jagellonian University, IST Austria, Jozef Stefan Institute, and Technion.

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