Peter Bubenikpeter


My research is on applied topology and more specifically, topological data analysis, which studies the shape of data. More precisely, it consists of

  • combining ideas from topology, statistics and machine learning to develop new tools for summarizing and visualizing large, complex, high-dimensional data;
  • developing a general framework which quantifies topological and geometric changes using ideas from topology, algebra, analysis, and category theory; and
  • working with collaborators to use these ideas to analyze data.

Research Center

I am a researcher in the NSF-Simons Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology. It is supported by at $10M grant from the National Science Foundation and Simons Foundation. Here are the announcements from Georgia Tech, the Simons Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Florida.


I am an Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry (SIAGA).
I am an Editor at Homology, Homotopy and Applications (HHA).
I am on the Editorial Board of Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR)

Research Network

I was the Founding Director of the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network. It is supported by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.


I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 2003 and was a postdoc at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland from 2003 to 2005. From 2005 to 2015 I was at Cleveland State University, and since 2015, I am at the University of Florida.

Hiring Postdoc

I am hiring a postdoc. Please apply at MathJobs.Org, where you can also find more information on the position. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 294-2342
Office: Little Hall 410

Mailing address: Department of Mathematics, PO Box 118105, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-8105