**Chad Topaz** | **Professor** | **Macalester College**

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105

ctopaz@macalester.edu

**Interests:** Big data/data science; nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation; mathematical modeling; mathematical biology; applied computational topology; educational psychology and learning science; technology

**About:** Brief academic bio | Curriculum vitae | GoogleScholar profile | YouTube channel | Twitter feed | Personal information and music bio | Blog

**Topology:** Check out Topological Data Analysis of Biological Aggregation Models (which I am informally calling "the Betti Crocker paper"). Also, do you want to get involved in Topological Data Analysis but, like me, know no topology? I am proud to present "Chad's Self-Help Homology Tutorial for the Simple(x)-Minded" (and a version with exercise solutions left blank). Contact me if you find errors.

**New e-something:** I say e-something because it is not an e-book. I am definitely not writing a book. Whatever it is, it is called The Inappropriately Secret Life of Awesome College Math Teaching. File this under work-in-progress and check back frequently for updates. I will tweet it as well.

**Art collaboration:** I played a very small role in a very big and amazing art project on swarms done by the incomparable Karina Li.

**Support:** I'm excited and grateful to be supported by National Science Foundation Grant DMS-1412674, Applied Dynamics and Topology of Aggregation Systems. From 2014 - 17, this grant will support nine undergraduate students who will conduct research on mathematical aspects of biological swarms. The views expressed on my website are my own and do not in any way represent the NSF.

**Last updated:** August 26, 2015 at 12:03 pm