Dr Vidit Nanda is an applied and computational algebraic topologist. Before starting at the Alan Turing Institute, he worked a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and as a PhD candidate in mathematics at Rutgers University.
Dr Nanda develops algebraic-topological theories, algorithms and software for the analysis of non-linear data and complex systems arising in various scientific contexts. In particular, he employs discrete Morse-theoretic techniques to substantially compress cell complexes built around the input data without modifying core topological properties. His recent work has involved excursions into computational geometry, cellular sheaf theory and higher-categorical localisation.