Dr Vitaliy Kurlin (http://kurlin.org) is a Computer Scientist at the Materials Innovation Factory in Liverpool, where he facilitates the collaboration between Chemists and Computer Scientists. He was awarded the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (2005-2007) and the EPSRC grant “Persistent Topological Structures in Noisy Images" (2011-2013). In 2014-2016 he has gained industrial experience through Knowledge Transfer Secondments in the Computer Vision group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. Since 2018 he leads the Liverpool team funded by the £3.5M EPSRC 5-year grant “Application-Driven Topological Data Analysis” (with Oxford and Swansea). His research group includes one research assistant and six PhD students working on applications of topology and geometry to Materials Science, Computer Vision and Climate.