
Amit Patel 

Research Interests
I am an applied topologist. I study persistent homology and its generalizations for maps to manifolds.
I'm looking for a tenure track position starting in Fall 2015. Here is my cv and research statement.
Papers
R. MacPherson , A. Patel. Persistent Sheaves. In preparation.
V. de Silva, E. Munch, A. Patel. Categorified Reeb Graphs. In preparation.
P. Bendich, H. Edelsbrunner, D. Morozov, A. Patel. Homology and Robustness of Level and Interlevel Sets. In the journal Homology Homotopy Appl., Volume 15, Number 1, 2013, Pages 51 – 72.
F. Chazal, A. Patel, P. Skraba. Computing the Robustness of Roots. In the journal Applied Mathematics Letters, Volume 25, Issue 11, November 2012, Pages 1725 – 1728.
H. Edelsbrunner, D. Morozov, A. Patel. Quantifying Transversality by Measuring the Robustness of Intersections. In the journal Foundations of Computational Mathematics, Volume 11, Issue 3, June 2011.
H. Edelsbrunner, D. Morozov, A. Patel. The Stability of the Apparent Contour of an Orientable 2Manifold. In Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, eds. V. Pascucci, X. Tricoche, H. Hagen, and J. Tierny. SpringerVerlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011.
Bendich, H. Edelsbrunner, M. Kerber, A. Patel. Persistent Homology Under NonUniform Error. In Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, 2010, pp. 1223.
P. Bendich, H. Edelsbrunner, D. Morozov, A. Patel. Robustness of Level Sets. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms, 2010, 1–10.
A. Patel. Reeb Spaces and the Robustness of Preimages, PhD thesis, Duke University, May 2010.
H. Edelsbrunner, J. Harer, A. Patel. Reeb Spaces of Piecewise Linear Mappings. In Proceedings of the 24th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2008, 242250.
Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, May 2010, Advisor: Herbert Edelsbrunner
Master of Science, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, May 2003, Advisor: Jeff Erickson
Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, May 2001
Slides
The Quillen 2Construction for Persistence  ATMCS6
Past Affiliations
Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (Fall 2013  current)