Amit Patel

Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications

Email : amit at akpatel dot org

Research Interests

I am interested in most things topology and applied topology.  My last two years have focused on building a theory of persistence for stratified mappings to manifolds.  This involves stratification theory, intersection theory, 2-categories, and 2-sheaves.  I will be a member at the Institute for Advanced Study starting in Fall 2014.


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 2-Manifold. In Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications, eds. V. Pascucci, X. Tricoche, H. Hagen, and J. Tierny. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011. 

Bendich, H. Edelsbrunner, M. Kerber, A. Patel. Persistent Homology Under Non-Uniform Error. In Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, 2010, pp. 12-23. 

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, 242-250. 


Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University,  May 2010, Advisor: Herbert Edelsbrunner

Master of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2003, Advisor: Jeff Erickson

Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2001

Past Affiliations

Rutgers University

I.N.R.I.A. - Saclay

Duke University

Institute for Science and Technology Austria

Berlin Mathematical School

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign