BYU

Abstract by Joseph Drapeau

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Joseph Drapeau

Co-Presenters

Rachel Drapeau

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Mathematics

Faculty Advisor

Gregory Conner

Title

Applied Statistics to Persistent Homology

Abstract

We describe a novel way to identify key features of discrete data-sets that may not be quantitative.  Because of this freedom, the technique described shows great promise in fields where data is not quantifiable, such as the social sciences. Some challenges we face in developing the technique were finding sufficient data to analyze and developing a proper framework to interpret the results.