Simplicial Neural Networks

Speaker: Stefania Ebli (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Occasion: Topological Data Analysis

Date: April 29, 2021

Abstract: In this talk I will present simplicial neural networks (SNNs), a generalization of graph neural networks to data that live on a class of topological spaces called simplicial complexes. These are natural multi-dimensional extensions of graphs that encode not only pairwise relationships but also higher-order interactions between vertices – allowing us to consider richer data, including vector fields and n-fold collaboration networks. We define an appropriate notion of convolution that we leverage to construct the desired convolutional neural networks. We test the SNNs on the task of imputing missing data on coauthorship complexes. This is joint work with M. Defferrard and G.Spreemann.