Steve Oudot

Research Scientist, DataShape team, Inria
Professor (part-time), École Polytechnique


Inria Saclay - Ile-de-France
Alan Turing Bldg, Office 2105
1 rue Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves
91120 Palaiseau
GPS:+48° 42' 52.11", +2° 12' 20.78"
Phone:+33 174 854 216
Email:steve.oudot[at] (public key)
Documents:cv, list of publications


Research interests

  • topological data analysis
  • persistence theory: algebra, topology, algorithms
  • reconstruction and probing
  • mesh generation



Steve Oudot. Persistence Theory: From Quiver Representations to Data Analysis. AMS Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, volume 209, 2015. [comments and corrections]

Note: you can download a watermarked pdf of the book (see pdf icon to the right). For copyright information and terms of use, see the terms page on the AMS website.
F. Chazal, V. de Silva, M. Glisse, S. Oudot. The Structure and Stability of Persistence Modules. Springer Briefs in Mathematics, 2016.

Recent research projects and publications (click here for a comprehensive overview)

Rachel Jeitziner, Mathieu Carrière, Jacques Rougemont, Steve Oudot, Kathryn Hess, and Cathrin Brisken. Two-Tier Mapper: a user-independent clustering method for global gene expression analysis based on topology. Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press, Feb. 2019.
Théo Lacombe, Marco Cuturi and Steve Y. Oudot. Large Scale computation of Means and Clusters for Persistence Diagrams using Optimal Transport. Proc. 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2018.
Mathieu Carrière, Bertrand Michel and Steve Y. Oudot. Statistical Analysis and Parameter Selection for Mapper. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 19(12):1-39, 2018.
Thomas Bonis and Steve Y. Oudot. A fuzzy clustering algorithm for the mode-seeking framework. Pattern Recognition Letters, 102:37-43, 2018.


École polytechnique:
  • INF 556 -- Topological Data Analysis
  • INF 631 -- Data Analysis: geometry and topology in arbitrary dimensions
  • Spring School in Luxembourg (March 2018): link
  • Summer School in TUM (July 2016): link
  • Spring School in La Marsa (April 2016): link