Ryan Slechta
lastname dot 3 at osu dot edu

Welcome to my webpage! I am a third year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at The Ohio State University. In 2016, I joined TGDA@OSU where I work with my advisor, Tamal Dey, on persistent homology and discrete Morse theory.

I have coauthored papers with 15 people. Here they are in alphabetical order: Guadalupe Canahuate, David Chiu, Nathan DeBardeleben, Tamal Dey, Anna Grim, Qiang Guan, Ben McCamish, Sarah Michalak, Laura Monroe, Tim O’Connor, Peter Olver, Jason Sawin, Cheri Shakiban, Rob Thompson, and Joanne Wendelberger.

Visit here for a complete list of my papers.


Edge contraction in persistence-generated discrete Morse vector fields with Tamal Dey. Presented at SMI 2018.

Filtration simplification for persistent homology via edge contraction with Tamal Dey. I presented these slides at DGCI 2019. A repository with relevant code can be found here.

My Erdős number is 3: Erdős → János Pach → Tamal Dey → Ryan Slechta