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“I am always doing what I can't do yet,

in order to learn how to do it”

- Vincent van Gogh -

Sara Scaramuccia

My current project is mainly rooted in topological data analysis - TDA - thus aiming at developing new methods in computational topology to provide qualitative understanding of data. 
The project is developed in partnership with the Department of Mathematical Sciences of the Politecnico di Torino and with the SmartData@PoliTO center. The latter is deeply involved into thorough applications of TDA to several industrial problems, e.g. anomaly detection in mechanical and civil engineering, smart building modeling and simulation, analysis of system of fractures coming from geophysics.

My role is that of exploiting algebraic topology tools in combination with learning theory, exploring the mathematical foundations in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

From 2019 to 2020, I have been postdoc fellow at the Université de la Côte d’Azur. My project wa in parternship with Amadeus SA and it consisted in developing new clustering algorithms guided by user feedbacks, to optimize clustering quality in the specific domain of flight recommendations by means of Active Learning techniques.

In 2018, I got  my PhD  in Computer Science at University of Genova, Italy.

The project was focused on computational methods and data structures for Topological Data Analysis:

  • optimized algorithms for the retrieval of multidimensional persistent homology invariants

  • multidimensional segmentation of domains via discrete Morse theory


ph.d. in computer science

university of genova, italy

3 years course

November 2014 - May 2018 in mathematics

university of genova, italy

2 years course

2011 - 2013

llp erasmus programme

university of bergen, norway

1 year long

2012 - 2013 in mathematics

university of genova, italy

3 years course

2007 - 2011


siggraph asia 2016 - symposium on visualization

macau, china

december 7-8, 2016

stag2016 - italian eurographic chapter

smart tools and apps in computer graphics

genova, italy

october 3-4, 2016

imr - 25th international meshing roundtable

washington, dc, usa

september 27-30, 2016

workshop: applications and statistics of multidimensional persistent homology

lausanne, switzerland

august 22-26, 2016

atmcs7 - applied topology: methods, computations and science

torino, italy

july 25-29, 2016

yrf-socg2016 - computational geometry: young researchers forum

boston, ma, usa

june 14-18, 2016


scgp - spring school on discrete and computational geometr

stonybrook, ny, usa

april 17-21, 2017

cat-school - computational algebraic topology and

ati scoping workshop

oxford, uk

september 7-11, 2015

biss2015 - bertinoro international spring school

bertinoro (fc), italy

march 9-13, 2015

htca2015 - homology: theoretical and computational aspects

genova, italy

february 9-13, 2015


ph.d. fellowship from the university of genova, italy

3 years

november 2014 - november 2017


Student member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

since november, 2017

associate member of the london mathematical society

since october, 2015

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