I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University at Albany SUNY.

Before arriving in Albany in 2017, I was a postdoc at Duke University for three years under the mentorship of John Harer, Ezra Miller and Sayan Mukherjee.

I completed my PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 under the direction of Robert Ghrist, although I spent half of my time as a visiting associate to Bob MacPherson at the Institute for Advanced Study. There I learned stratification theory from Mark Goresky.

My research is primarily in the development of theoretical foundations for Topological Data Analysis via sheaf theory and category theory.

## Recent Activity

**November 16, 2021:***Three conference papers accepted to AeroConf 2022!*For more details, see the the Conference Papers Heading under Research. Unfortunately, due to ITAR issues, distribution of these papers is not available at this time.**November 12, 2021:***Decorated Merge Trees for Persistent Topology*accepted by JACT.**October 15, 2021:**Gave the opening Applied Topology seminar at Oxford: “Exemplars of Sheaf Theory in TDA”. Slides are here: 2021-TDA-Center-Oxford**August 27, 2021:**Robert Cardona passes his candidacy exam and is now ABD.**July 26, 2021:***From Trees to Barcodes and Back Again II*is posted on the ArXiv.**May 14, 2021:**Jordan DeSha successfully defends his PhD dissertation*Inverse Problems for Topological Summaries in Topological Data Analysis*. Congrats, Jordan!**March 29, 2021:***Decorated Merge Trees for Persistent Topology*is posted on the ArXiv. Click here for my DMT poster.**January 27, 2021:**The*ATiA Seminar*now has a new website!**October 8, 2020:**Prof. Curry secures a five year contract with NASA Glenn Research Center valued at $650,000 to work on*TIMAEUS: Topologically-Influenced Methods for Ad hoc, Evolving and Uncertain Systems*.**June 24, 2020:***Classification of Constructible Cosheaves*has been published in Theory and Applications of Categories (TAC).**May 24, 2020:***Moduli Spaces of Morse Functions for Persistence*has been published in the Journal of Applied and Computational Topology (JACT).**April 29, 2020:***A Relative Theory of Interleavings*is posted to the ArXiv.**October 3, 2019**: Prof. Curry is recognized by UAlbany for his NSF CRII Award.**February 7, 2019:***The Fiber of the Persistence Map for Functions on the Interval*is published in the Journal of Applied and Computational Topology (JACT).**January 30, 2019:**Prof. Curry is awarded $174,074 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his proposal*Enriched Topological Summaries for Inverse Problems*.

## Contact

Please email me at **jmcurry [@] albany [dot] edu**