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Michael Kerber
Univ.-Prof. Dr.
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Michael Kerber

I joined TU Graz in October 2015. Before that, I was Senior Researcher in the Algorithms and Complexity department at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany.
10/2006-10/2009:     PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
11/2009-09/2012:     Postdoc at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria
01/2010-07/2010: Visiting Postdoc at Duke University, Durham, USA
10/2012-09/2013: Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, USA
10/2013-09/2015: Senior Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany
10/2015-current: Professor at Graz University of Technology
Research interests
My research focuses on the design, analysis and implementation of efficient algorithms in algebraic topology, computational geometry, real algebraic geometry, and symbolic computation, with the goal to bridge the gap between mathematical theory and application areas. My current emphasis lies on the theory of persistent homology and its applications in the analysis of scientific data.
Selected Publications
for a complete list, click here
  • PHAT is collection of efficient implementations of persistent homology
  • DIPHA is another package for the efficient computation of persistent homology on distributed systems
  • HERA is an efficient implementations for computing bottleneck and Wasserstein distances of persistence diagrams.
  • SOPHIA is an efficient implementations for computing persistence diagrams of simplicial complexes connected by simplicial maps.
  • Check out the xalci webdemo for plotting arrangements of algebraic curves and watch the video about it
  • Also check out the CGAL webpage, especially the algebraic kernel package
see here