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Title: Topological Mapper in Spark
Presenter: Paul English
Summary: Topological data analysis provides unique tools for exploratory data analysis and visualization. Originally researched for 3D object detection, one notable technique that is useful in analysis of high dimensional data is known as the mapper algorithm, and can provide unique insight into the "shape" of arbitrary data sets. We'll walk through a high level build up of the idea, as well as an implementation that leverages the distributed nature of Spark.

Some reference links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topological_data_analysis
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep01236
https://github.com/log0ymxm/spark-mapper