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Professor Vitaliy Kurlin PhD

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) Computer Science


Personal Statement

Dr Vitaliy Kurlin is a mathematician by training and has completed his PhD in Geometry and Topology at Moscow State University in 2003. He was a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow in 2005-2007 and was awarded the EPSRC grant “Persistent Topological Structures in Noisy Images” in 2011-2013. Since 2016 he is working as a Data Scientist in the Materials Innovation Factory and as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. His current research interests are applications of Topological Data Analysis to Materials Science, Computer Vision and Climate. Now he leads the Topological Data Analysis group of 2 research assistants and 5 PhD students (plus 5 more PhDs as a second supervisor) funded by the EPSRC grant "Application-driven Topological Data Analysis" (with Oxford and Swansea, 2018-2023), Royal Society International Exchanges with IST Austria and industry partners such as Intel, Unilever, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. More details are on the personal webpage

Prizes or Honours

  • Lead co-I at Liverpool in the 5-year grant "Application-driven Topological Data Analysis" (with Oxford and Swansea), Liverpool budget over £715K (EPSRC, 2018)
  • International Exchanges programme with IST Austria for bilaterial visits (£12K) (Royal Society, 2017)
  • Main organiser of the network Applied Algebraic Topology (London Mathematical Society, 2017)
  • Leader of the Intel Parallel Computing Centre (Intel Corporation, 2017)
  • EPSRC grant "Persistent Topological Structures in Noisy Images" (EP/I030328/1) (EPSRC, 2011)

Funded Fellowships

  • Marie Curie Research Fellowship 007477 (European Union, 2005)