• 2800+ citations on Google Scholar as of July, 2023
  • 13 peer-reviewed articles with 27 undergraduate students cited 423 times as of Jan, 2023
  • Covered in The Atlantic, Forbes, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, Inside Higher Ed, MIT Technology Review, Mother Jones, People, Science, Smithsonian Magazine, and more (see Press)
  • In alignment with my commitment to equity, recent papers are published open access
  • Asterisk denotes undergraduate student co-author
  • Includes peer-reviewed (approx 70%), editor-reviewed (approx 25%), self-published (approx 5%)
Research, Expository writing, and public scholarship
67.G. Gharooni-Fard, M. Byers, V. Deshmukh, E. Bradley, C. Mayo, C.M. Topaz, O. Peleg. A computational topology-based spatiotemporal analysis technique for honeybee aggregation, submitted (2023).LINK
66.C.M. Topaz, H.Z. Brooks, U. Kan, B. Sandstede, C.M. Smith. Diversity, identity, and data, submitted (2023).LINK
65.E.M. Sanford, C.M. Topaz, J. Halberda. Modeling magnitude discrimination: effects of internal precision and attentional weighting of feature dimensions, submitted (2023).LINK
64.*U. Bahl, C.M. Topaz, *L. Obermüller, *S. Goldstein, *M. Sneirson. Algorithms in judges' hands: Incarceration and inequity in Broward County, Florida, UCLA Law Rev. (forthcoming).LINK
63.M.-V. Ciocanel, N. Goldrosen, C.M. Topaz. Quantifying federal sentencing disparities with inferred sentencing records. SIAM News Research (2023).LINK
62.C.M. Topaz. WVU’s Cuts: A threat to digital age justice, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2023).LINK
61.O. Oren, C.M. Topaz, C.M. Oliva. Studying judicial decision-making is not intimidation, New York Law J. (2023).LINK
60.C.M. Topaz, S. Ning, M.-V. Ciocanel, S. Bushway. Federal criminal sentencing: race-based disparate impact and differential treatment in judicial districts, Nature Hum. Soc. Sci. Comm. 10 (366) (2023).LINK
C. FitzGerald, Y. Huang, K. Plaisier Leisman, C.M. Topaz. Temporal dynamics of faculty hiring in mathematics, Nature Hum. Soc. Soc. Comm. 10 (227) (2023).LINK
58.O. Oren, C.M. Topaz. Study of judges reveals costs of pretrial detention, Albany Times Union (2023).LINK
57.O. Oren, C.M. Topaz, C. Oliva. Cost of discretion: Judicial decision-making, pretrial detention, and public safety in New York City, report of Scrutinize, Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and the Zimroth Center on the Administration of Criminal Law (2023).LINK
56.N. Goldrosen, C.M. Smith, M.-V. Ciocanel, R. Santorella, S. Sen, S. Bushway, C.M. Topaz. Racial disparities in criminal sentencing vary considerably across federal judges, J. Inst. Theor. Econ. 179 (1) (2023).LINK
55.N. Brown, C.M. Topaz. How STEM faculty can fight institutional racism and sexism, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2022).LINK
54.N. Brown, N. Hatfield, C.M. Topaz. Do introductory courses disproportionately drive minoritized students out of STEM pathways, PNAS Nexus 1 (4) (2022).LINK
53.C.M. Topaz, J. Higdon, A. Epps-Darling, *E. Siau, H. Kerkhoff, *S. Mendiratta, E. Young. Race- and gender-based under-representation of creative contributors: art, fashion, film, and music, Nature Hum. Soc. Sci. Comm. 9 (221) (2022).LINK
52.T. DeGiovanni, W. Hamilton, R. Hardenbrook, J. Higdon, O. Koppe, K. Patel, C.M. Topaz. Datathons4Justice address social justice issues with data science, SIAM News (2022).LINK
51.J. Higdon, C.M. Topaz. What happened when Rikers let out hundreds? Follow the facts. New York Daily News (2022).LINK
50.*L. Xian, H. Adams, C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier. Capturing dynamics of time-varying data via topology, Found. Data Sci. (2022).LINK
49.*E. Miller, B.D. Martin, C.M. Topaz. New York City jails: COVID discharge policy, data transparency, and reform, PLOS One 17 (1) (2022).LINK
48.V. Deshmukh, G.G. Fard, E. Bradley, C.M. Topaz, O. Peleg. A persistent homology approach to characterize honeybee behavior during food exchange, SIAM News Research (2021).LINK
47.C.M. Topaz. An ill-advised linear algebra tutorial, self-published (2021).LINK
46.*D. Maes, *J. Tucher, C.M. Topaz. Affirmative action, critical mass, and a predictive model of undergraduate student body demographics, PLOS One 16 (5) (2021).LINK
45.J. Crodelle, C. Vallejo, M. Schmidtchen, C.M. Topaz, M.R. D’Orsogna. Impacts of California Proposition 47 on crime in Santa Monica, CA, PLOS One 16 (5) (2021).LINK
44.M. Feng, A. Hickok, Y.H. Kureh, M.A. Porter, C.M. Topaz. Connecting the dots: Discovering the shape of data, Front. Young Minds 9 (2021).LINK
43.B.C. Heggeseth, C.M. Topaz. When data meets diversity, SIAM News 53 (10) (2020).LINK
42.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).LINK
41.*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).LINK
40.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).LINK
39.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).LINK
38.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).LINK
37.H. Adams, M.-V. Ciocanel, C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier. Topological data analysis of collective motion, SIAM News 53 (1) (2020).LINK
36.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).LINK
35.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).LINK
34.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).LINK
33.*M. Ulmer, L. Ziegelmeier, C.M. Topaz. A topological approach to selecting models of biological experiments, PLOS One 14 (3) (2019).LINK
32.L. Chen, R. Kasman, J. Rana, C.M. Topaz. Interested in applying to a liberal arts institution, Notices AMS 66 (6) (2019).LINK
31.C.M. Topaz, S. Sen. Gender disparities on mathematical sciences editorial boards, Assoc. Women Sci. Mag. 51 (1) (2019).LINK
30.C.M. Topaz. Your next mathematics research project, Math Horizons 26 (3) (2019).LINK
29.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).LINK
28.C.M. Topaz, S. Sen. Gender representation on journal editorial boards in the mathematical sciences, PLOS One 11 (8) (2016).LINK
27.L. Ziegelmeier, C.M. Topaz. Flipped calculus: A study of student performance and perceptions, PRIMUS 29 (9 – 10) (2015). Second most-read article of all time for this journal.LINK
26.C.M. Topaz, J.A. Higdon. Six ways to upend the focus on good grades, MAA Teaching Tidbits (2017).LINK
25.C.M. Topaz, M. Mei. Guide to lit searching for the disinclined, AMS E-Mentoring Blog (2017).LINK
24.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.LINK
23.C.M. Topaz, L. Ziegelmeier, T. Halverson. Topological data analysis of biological aggregation models, PLOS One 10 (5) (2015).LINK
22.C.M. Topaz. Self-help homology tutorial for the simple(x)-minded, self-published online (2015).LINK
21.E. Sander, C.M. Topaz, Epidemics in the presence of social attraction and repulsion, in Mathematical Modeling of Zombies (2014), University of Ottawa Press.LINK
20.C.M. Topaz. Research: It doesn’t take a genius, SIAM News Blog (2014).LINK
19.*C. Nilsen, *J. Paige, *O. Warner, *B. Mayhew, *R. Sutley, *M. Lam, A.J. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. Social aggregation in pea aphids: Experiment and random walk modeling, PLOS One 8 (12) (2013).LINK
18.A.J. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. Nonlocal aggregation equations, SIAM Rev. 55 (4) (2013). SIGEST Selection Paper.LINK
17.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).LINK
16.A.J. Catlla , *A. McNamara, C.M. Topaz. Instabilities and patterns in coupled reaction-diffusion layers, Phys. Rev. E 85 (2) (2012).LINK
15.A.J. Bernoff, C.M. Topaz. A primer of swarm equilibria, SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys. 10 (1) (2011). “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.LINK
14.C.M. Topaz, A.J. Catlla. Forced patterns near a Turing-Hopf bifurcation, Phys. Rev. E 81 (2) (2010).LINK
13.*A.J. Leverentz, C.M. Topaz, A.J. Bernoff. Asymptotic dynamics of attractive-repulsive swarms, SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys. 8 (3) (2009).LINK
12.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).LINK
11.C.M. Topaz, A.J. Bernoff, *S. Logan, *W. Toolson. A model for rolling swarms of locusts, Euro. Phys. J. ST 157 (1) (2008).LINK
10.C.M. Topaz. Review of “Continuum modeling in the physical sciences” by van Groesen and Molenaar, Biometrics 64 (2008).LINK
9.C.M. Topaz, A.L. Bertozzi, M.A. Lewis. A nonlocal continuum model for biological aggregation, Bull. Math Bio. 68 (7) (2006). “Highly Cited Paper,” receiving enough citations to place it in the top 1% of its academic field according to Essential Science Indicators.LINK
8.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).LINK
7.C.M. Topaz, J. Porter, M. Silber. Multi-frequency control of Faraday wave patterns, Phys. Rev. E 70 (6) (2004).LINK
6.J. Porter, C.M. Topaz, M. Silber. Pattern control via multi-frequency parametric forcing, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93 (3) (2004).LINK
5.C.M. Topaz, A.L. Bertozzi. Swarming patterns in a two-dimensional kinematic model for biological groups, SIAM J. Appl. Math 65 (1) (2004).LINK
4.*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).LINK
3.C.M. Topaz, M. Silber. Resonances and superlattice pattern stabilization in two-frequency forced Faraday waves, Physica D 172 (1 – 4) (2002).LINK
2.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).LINK
1.C.M. Topaz. Pattern formation in two-frequency forced Faraday waves, Ph.D. dissertation (2002).LINK