Congratulations to Professor Amit Patel, who received a prestigious Visiting Professor Grant from the Leverhulme Trust, a large national grant-making organization in the United Kingdom. The grant provides funding to support Professor Patel’s research sabbatical for the upcoming academic year at Queen Mary University.

Professor Patel’s research is in algebraic topology with strong connections to the emerging field of topological data analysis. Motivated by questions stemming from data science, Patel is developing new quantitative methods that can be used, for example, to study topological properties of data. During his sabbatical, he will not only continue working on his research program, but will also launch new collaborative research projects with scientists in the UK by exploring research directions at the interface between algebraic topology, stochastic topology, and the science of data.