**Associate Professor**

Geometric and Topological Data Analysis

Olin-Rice Science Center, 123

651-696-6916

lziegel1@macalester.edu

Website: http://www.loriziegelmeier.com/

Professor Ziegelmeier works in the area of geometric and topological data analysis, a burgeoning field of mathematics at the intersection of many mathematical topics: geometry, topology, linear algebra, optimization, computing, and machine learning. This field investigates the structure and shape of large data sets. She is particularly interested in developing and applying tools from computational geometry and topology to a wide variety of data sets from hyperspectral imagery to biological aggregations. Professor Ziegelmeier teaches courses in calculus, linear and computational linear algebra, topology, and computational geometry.

AS and AA: Colby Community College, 2005

BS and BA: Colorado State University, 2007

MS: Colorado State University, 2009

PhD: Colorado State University, 2013