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I am a postdoc working on genomic data analysis of breast cancer with Dr. Javier Arsuaga at UC Davis. I have a dual position: I am a Krener Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

I work in the field of computational topology. I am interested in low-dimensional topology in the PL setting, the construction of (potentially) exotic spheres, and applications of topology in computational biology. For my dissertation, I built simplicial complexes that have interesting topological properties and then used them as test objects to improve heuristic algorithms in topological software.

I have a PhD in mathematics from TU Berlin. My doctoral studies were supported by the Berlin Mathematical School. My doctoral supervisors were Frank Lutz and John Sullivan. I was also advised by Michael JoswigGünter ZieglerBruno Benedetti, and Carsten Lange.

recent papers

  • Brian Green, Nicholas Scoville and Mimi Tsuruga. Estimating the discrete Lusternik–Schnirelmann category, Topol. Methods Nonlinear Anal., 45(1):103-116, 2015.
  • Michael Joswig, Frank H. Lutz, and Mimi Tsuruga. Sphere Recognition: Heuristics and Examples, Extended abstract In: Mathematical Software – ICMS 2014, 4th Internat. Conf., Seoul, 2014 (H. Hong and C. Yap, eds.). Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8592, 152-159. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2014. arXiv:1405.3848 [math.GT].
  • Mimi Tsuruga and Frank H. Lutz, Constructing Complicated Spheres, arXiv:1302.6856 [math.CO], Extended abstract In: EuroCG 2013, 29-32 (2013).

papers in preparation

  • Sadok Kallel and Ines Saihi. Homotopy groups of diagonal complements. (Appendix by Mimi Tsuruga.)
  • Frank H. Lutz, Konstantin Mischaikow, Vidit Nanda, and Mimi Tsuruga. Practical aspects of computing homology groups via discrete Morse theory.
  • Mimi Tsuruga, Frank H. Lutz. Constructing complicated spheres (Full version).
  • Mimi Tsuruga, Frank H. Lutz, and Karim Adiprasito. A triangulation of Mazur’s manifold and its collapsible cousins.

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