Alice Patania

PhD Student in Applied Mathematics


ABOUT


I am a PhD Student in Applied Mathematics at Politecnico di Torino, and I work with the "Mathematics & Foundation of Complex Systems" reaserch group at the I.S.I. Foundation in Turin.
I am currently working on developing new topological approaches to complex networks and their underlying geometry, and on studying their stability.

Here are some of the projects I am focusing on right now:

  • Simplicial Configuration Model: Random model for Simplicial Complexes, joint work with Jean-Gabriel Young;
  • Statistical properties of random graphs from an homological pont of view, joint work with Dr. Riccardo Jadanza and Prof. Francesco Vaccarino;
  • Studying Mathematical models of community structures in relation to simplicial complexes, joint work with Jean-Gabriel Young;
  • Topological gene-expression networks on brain, joint work with G.Petri, P. Expert, M. Veronese, P. Selvaggi
  • Creating a Python module for a high dimensional Mapper Algorithm.
  • Topological Data Analysis on real data (rna transcriptomes, quantitative semantic data).

EDUCATION


PhD in Applied Mathematics
Politecnico di Torino | I.S.I. Foundation
3 Years Course


2014 - GRADUATING Feb 2017
IN PROGRESS

Master Degree in Mathematics
University of Torino

2009 - 2012

Bachelor Degree in Mathematics
University of Torino

2006 - 2009

 

WORK

Junior Researcher
I.S.I. Foundation

Part of the "Mathematics and Foundation of Complex Systems" research group at ISI Foundation. Tasks:

  • Writing a working code that computes the tidy set of a simplicial complex;
  • Working on the categorical foundations of persistent homology;
  • Working on application of discrete exterior calculus to complex systems and network theory.

JUNE 2013 - NOVEMBER 2013

 


CONFERENCES


CCS 2016 - Conference on Complex Systems
Amsterdam, Netherlands


SEPTEMBER 18 - 22, 2016

Talk: "Topological gene expression networks capture spatial and gene-gene interactions."


NetSci 2016 - International Conference on Network Science
Seoul, South Korea


MAY 30 - JUNE 3, 2016

Talk at the SINM Satellite Conference: "A hierarchical stochastic growth model for simplicial complexes."


NetSci 2015 - International Conference on Network Science
Zaragoza, Spain


JUNE 1 - 5, 2015

Workshop "Discrete, Computational and Algebraic Topology"
University of Copenhagen

NOVEMBER 10-14, 2014

Presented Poster on joint work with Prof. F. Vaccarino: Poset persistence as sublevel filtration of weighted objects"


ECCS'14 - European Conference on Complex Systems
IMT Lucca


SEPTEMBER 22-26, 2014


Workshop "Topology and Geometry of Networks and Discrete Metric Spaces"
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, Minneapolis, MN


APRIL 28 - MAY 2, 2014

Presented Poster on joint work with Prof. F. Vaccarino: "One graph to rule them all"

 

SCHOOLS


Mathematical methods for high-dimensional data analysis
TU M√ľnchen, Garching, Germany


JULY 18 - 22, 2016


2nd EATCS YOUNG RESEARCHERS SCHOOL
Camerino, Italy


JULY 13 - 22, 2015

Complex Systems Summers School 2015
Santa Fe Institute, NM, USA Proceedings

JUNE 7- JULY 3, 2015


HTCA - Homology: Theoretical and Computational Aspects
Genova, Italy


FEBRUARY 9-13, 2015


ECCS Warm up - School on Complex Systems
IMT Lucca, Italy


SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2014

ACAT Summer School on computational topology and topological data analysis
Ljubliana, Slovenia

JULY 1-5,2013

 


PUBLICATIONS


S. Lumbreras, M. Pereda, I. Bertazzi, A. Patania, J.-G. Young, D. Citron, M. Haraguchi - Complex Systems Techniques applied to Power Transmission Expansion Planning - Proceedings of 2015 CSSS


Oct 2015

S. Gurciullo, M. Smallegan, M. Pereda, F. Battiston, A. Patania, S. Poledna, D. Hedblom, B. T. Oztan, A. Herzog, P. John, S. Mikhaylov - Complex Politics: A Quantitative Semantic and Topological Analysis of UK House of Commons Debates - arXiv:1510.03797

Oct 2015

F. Vaccarino, A. Patania, G. Petri - P-persistent homology of finite topological spaces - arXiv:1502.04873

Feb 2015

 

GRANTS

Bridge Grant YRNCS - with Jean-Gabriel Young

MAY 2016

PhD Fellowship I.S.I. Foundation

NOVEMBER 2013

 


SKILLS

Python


C


C++


LANGUAGES

Italian


English


Norwegian


CONTACT ME

Email

alice.patania@isi.it

alice.patania@polito.it

Address

I.S.I. Foundation
Via Alassio, 11/c
10126 Torino
Italy

DISMA - Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
10129 Torino
Italy

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