Professor Michael Farber

Michael FarberPhD

Professor of Mathematics, Director of Institute for Applied Data Science

School of Mathematical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London

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topological robotics, applied and computational topology, applications of topology to statistics and computer science


Michael Farber is Professor of Mathematics at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London. Michael Farber is the director of Institute for Applied Data Science (IADS) and a Turing Fellow, he serves as the Turing University Lead for Queen Mary. Prior to Queen Mary, M. Farber held professorships at the Universities of Warwick, Durham and Tel Aviv. Michael Farber obtained his PhD and D.Sc. degrees in the USSR. His research interests focus on applied and computational topology, topological robotics, applications of topology to statistics and computer science. M.Farber is currently involved in several collaborations: using topological methods in distributed computing in computer science, machine learning techniques in genomics and cancer research and using methods of stochastic topology for modelling brain connectivity. Michael Farber is the author of several monographs. M. Farber was awarded many research grants, among them the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. His current research project "Probabilistic and Deterministic Topology" is supported by the Leverhulme Trust.