Gunnar E. Carlsson, Swedish-born American mathematician, is a new member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of WASP. He is professor emeritus at the Department of Mathematics of Stanford University, where he held the Anne and Bill Swindells Professorship until 2015. He is a Harvard graduate and received his PhD from Stanford University. His field of research is algebraic topology, and he is known for his work on Segal’s Burnside Ring conjecture, and applied algebraic topology, especially topological data analysis.
Carlsson is co-funder of the machine intelligence software company Ayasdi, and his work on computational topology applied to the analysis of high dimensional and complex data sets has been vital to the development of analysis tools by Ayasdi. The program board of WASP decided on an expansion of the International Scientific Advisory Board to cover mathematics, a future focus effort of WASP, where Gunnar E. Carlsson’s expertise will be of great value.
Gunnar E. Carlsson