Publications

Notes
  • 2010+ citations on Google Scholar as of February, 2021
  • Covered in The Atlantic, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, MIT Technology Review, Mother Jones, Science, Smithsonian Magazine, and more
  • In alignment with my commitment to equity, recent papers are published open access
  • Asterisk denotes undergraduate student co-author
Publications
  1. N. Brown, N. Hatfield, C.M. Smith, C.M. Topaz. Diversity and differential outcomes in STEM gateway courses, in prep. (2021).
  2. S. Iams, C.M. Topaz. Correlates of vegetation patterns in the Horn of Africa, in prep. (2021).
  3. J. Higdon, A. Epps-Darling, G. Smith, C.M. Topaz, *E. Siau, H. Kerkhoff, *S. Mendiratta, E. Young. Inferred diversity in American art museum, fashion, film, and music: A snapshot, in prep. (2021).
  4. E. Miller, B.D. Martin, C.M. Topaz. New York City Jails: COVID Discharge Policy, Data Transparency, and Reform, submitted (2021).
  5. *L. Xian, H. Adams, C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier. Capturing dynamics of time-varying data via topology, submitted (2021).
  6. *D.P. Maes, *J. Tucher, C.M. Topaz. Affirmative action, critical mass, and a predictive model of undergraduate student body demographics, submitted (2021).
  7. J. Crodelle, C. Vallejo, M. Schmidtchen, C.M. Topaz, M.R. D’Orsogna. Impacts of California Proposition 47 on Crime Trends in Santa Monica, CA, in revision (2021).
  8. M. Feng, A. Hickok, Y.H. Kureh, M.A. Porter, C.M. Topaz. Connecting the dots: Discovering the shape of data, Front. Young Minds (2021, to appear).
  9. B.C. Heggeseth, C.M. Topaz. When data meets diversity, SIAM News 53 (10) (2020).
  10. M.-V. Ciocanel, C.M. Topaz, R. Santorella, S. Sen, C.M. Smith, A. Hufstetler. JUSTFAIR: Judicial System Transparency through Federal Archive Inferred Records, PLOS One 15 (10) (2020) e0241381.
  11. *M.R. Knoedler, *J.C. Kostas, *C.M. Hogan, *H. Kerkhoff, C.M. Topaz. An unpublished manuscript of John von Neumann on shock waves in boostered detonations, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 74 (6) (2020).
  12. C.M. Topaz, J. Cart, C. Diaz Eaton, A. Hanson Shrout, J.A. Higdon, K. Ince, B. Katz, D. Lewis, J. Libertini, C.M. Smith. Demographic study of signatories to public letters on diversity in the mathematical sciences, PLOS One 15 (4) (2020) e0232075.
  13. J.K. Castelino, D.J. Ratliff, A.M. Rucklidge, P. Subramanian, C.M. Topaz. Spatiotemporal chaos and quasipatterns in coupled reaction-diffusion systems, Physica D (409) (2020) 132475.
  14. C.M. Topaz, M.-V. Ciocanel, P. Cohen, M. Ott, N. Rodrí­guez. Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, Notices AMS 67 (2) (2020).
  15. H. Adams, M.-V. Ciocanel, C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier. Topological data analysis of collective motion, SIAM News 53 (1) (2020).
  16. D. Bhaskar, A. Manhart, J. Milzman, J.T. Nardini, K. Storey, C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier. Analyzing collective motion with machine learning and topology, Chaos 29 (12) (2019) 123125.
  17. M.J. Panaggio, M.-V. Ciocanel, L. Lazarus, C.M. Topaz, B. Xu. Model reconstruction from temporal data for coupled oscillator networks, Chaos 29 (10) (2019) 103116.
  18. C.M. Topaz, B. Klingenberg, D. Turek, B. Heggeseth, P. Harris, J. C. Blackwood, C. Ondine Chavoya, S. Nelson, K. M. Murphy. Diversity of artists in major U.S. museums, PLOS One 14 (3) (2019) e0212852.
  19. *M. Ulmer, L. Ziegelmeier, C.M. Topaz. A topological approach to selecting models of biological experiments, PLOS One 14 (3) (2019) e0213679.
  20. L. Chen, R. Kasman, J. Rana, C.M. Topaz. Interested in applying to a liberal arts institution, Notices AMS 66 (6) (2019) 855 – 859.
  21. C.M. Topaz, S. Sen. Gender disparities on mathematical sciences editorial boards, Assoc. Women Sci. Mag. 51 (1) (2019) 22 – 26.
  22. C.M. Topaz. Your next mathematics research project, Math Horizons 26 (3) (2019) 2.
  23. A.J. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. Nonlocal aggregation models, local approximation, and the degenerate Cahn-Hilliard equation, SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys. 15 (3) (2016) 1528 – 1562.
  24. C.M. Topaz, S. Sen. Gender representation on journal editorial boards in the mathematical sciences, PLOS One 11 (8) (2016) e0161357.
  25. C.M. Topaz. Self-help homology tutorial for the simple(x)-minded (2015). [With solutions, Without solutions]
  26. L. Ziegelmeier, C.M. Topaz. Flipping calculus: A study of student performance and perceptions, PRIMUS 29 (9 – 10) (2015) 847 – 860. Second most-read article of all time for this journal.
  27. C.M. Topaz, J.A. Higdon. Six ways to upend the focus on good grades, MAA Teaching Tidbits (2017).
  28. C.M. Topaz, M. Mei. Guide to lit searching for the disinclined, AMS E-Mentoring Blog (2017).
  29. C.M. Topaz. Topological data analysis: One applied mathematician’s heartwarming story of struggle, triumph, and ultimately, more struggle, SIAM Dynamical Systems Web (2016). Most-read article of all time for this web magazine.
  30. C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier, T. Halverson. Topological data analysis of biological aggregation models, PLOS One 10 (5) (2015) e0126383.
  31. C.M. Topaz. Self-help homology tutorial for the simple(x)-minded, self-published online (2015).
  32. E. Sander, C.M. Topaz, Epidemics in the presence of social attraction and repulsion, in Mathematical Modeling of Zombies (2014) 265 – 300, University of Ottawa Press.
  33. C.M. Topaz. Research: It doesn’t take a genius, SIAM News Blog (2014).
  34. *C. Nilsen, *J. Paige, *O. Warner, *B. Mayhew, *R. Sutley, *M. Lam, A. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. Social aggregation in pea aphids: Experiment and random walk modeling, PLOS One 8 (12) (2013) e83343.
  35. A.J. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. Nonlocal aggregation equations, SIAM Rev. 55 (4) (2013) 709 – 747. SIGEST Selection Paper.
  36. C.M. Topaz, M.R. D’Orsogna, L. Edelstein-Keshet, A.J. Bernoff. Locust dynamics: Behavioral phase change and swarming, PLOS Comp. Biol. 8 (8) (2012) e1002642.
  37. A.J. Catlla , *A. McNamara, C.M. Topaz. Instabilities and patterns in coupled reaction-diffusion layers, Phys. Rev. E 85 (2) (2012) 026215.
  38. A.J. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. A primer of swarm equilibria, SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys. 10 (1) (2011) 212 – 250. “Highly Cited Paper”, receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field according to Essential Science Indicators. Winner of a 2013 SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize, given to three papers selected from the pool of all SIAM journals over the prior three years.
  39. C.M. Topaz, A.J. Catlla. Forced patterns near a Turing-Hopf bifurcation, Phys. Rev. E 81 (2) (2010) 026213.
  40. *A.J. Leverentz, C.M. Topaz, A.J. Bernoff. Asymptotic dynamics of attractive-repulsive swarms, SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys. 8 (3) (2009) 880 – 908.
  41. J.A. Higdon, C.M. Topaz. Blogs and wikis as instructional tools: A social software adaptation of just-in-time teaching, College Teaching 59 (2) (2009) 105 – 109.
  42. C.M. Topaz, A.J. Bernoff, *S. Logan, *W. Toolson. A model for rolling swarms of locusts, Euro. Phys. J. ST 157 (1) (2008) 93 – 109.
  43. C.M. Topaz. Review of “Continuum modeling in the physical sciences” by van Groesen and Molenaar, Biometrics 64 (2008) 1299 – 1300.
  44. C.M. Topaz, A.L. Bertozzi, M.A. Lewis. A nonlocal continuum model for biological aggregation, Bull. Math Bio. 68 (7) (2006) 1601 – 1623. “Highly Cited Paper,” receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field according to Essential Science Indicators.
  45. R. Breban, I. McGowan, C.M. Topaz, E. Schwartz, P. Anton, S. Blower. Modeling the potential impact of rectal microbicides to reduce HIV transmission in bathhouses. Math. Biosci. Engin. 3 (3) (2006) 459 – 466.
  46. C.M. Topaz, J. Porter, M. Silber. Multi-frequency control of Faraday wave patterns, Phys. Rev. E 70 (6) (2004) 066206.
  47. J. Porter, C.M. Topaz, M. Silber. Pattern control via multi-frequency parametric forcing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (3) (2004) 034502.
  48. C.M. Topaz, A.L. Bertozzi. Swarming patterns in a two-dimensional kinematic model for biological groups, SIAM J. Appl. Math 65 (1) (2004) 152 – 174.
  49. *B. Cook, D. Marthaler, C.M. Topaz, A.L. Bertozzi, M. Kemp. Fractional bandwidth reacquisition algorithms for VSW-MCM, in A.C. Schultz, et al. (Eds.), Multi-Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Vol. 2, (2003) 77 – 86.
  50. C.M. Topaz, M. Silber. Resonances and superlattice pattern stabilization in two-frequency forced Faraday waves, Physica D 172 (1 – 4) (2002) 1 – 29.
  51. M. Silber, C.M. Topaz, A.C. Skeldon. Two-frequency forced Faraday waves: Weakly damped modes and pattern selection, Physica D 143 (1 – 4) (2000) 205 – 225.
  52. C.M. Topaz. Pattern formation in two-frequency forced Faraday waves, Ph.D. dissertation (2002).