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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Dr Celeste Damiani


Postdoctoral Data Scientist



I studied Mathematics at the University of Trieste (Italy), with an Erasmus year at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) that led me to fall in love with knot theory. 

I completed my Ph.D. on the topology of loop braid groups in 2016 at the Université de Caen Normandie (France), and after that I joined the Knot Theory research group at Osaka City University Advanced Mathematical Institute (Japan) as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow.

From September 2018 to March 2020 I was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, working on the Leverhulme Trust funded research project “Emergent physics from lattice models of higher gauge theory”.

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Data Scientist at the Centre for Cancer Prevention at Queen Mary University of London, where I work on a project which aims to develop an artificial intelligence system to aid risk-stratified screening for breast cancer. 




On a canonical lift of Artin's representation to loop braid groups (with João Faria Martins and Paul P. Martin)
Preprint, December 2019

Towards a version of Markov’s theorem for ribbon torus-links in $\mathbb{R}^4$.
Springer PROMS. KNOTS16, pp. 309-328. ISBN 9783030160302

On the group of motions of an H-trivial link (with Sceicchi Kamada).
Topology and its Applications, 264:51 – 65, 2019.

​A Markov's theorem for extended welded braids and links.
Osaka Journal of Mathematics 56, no.2, 255–268, 2019.

​A journey through Loop Braid Groups.
Expositiones Mathematicae 35, no. 3, 252–285, 2017.

Alexander invariants of ribbon tangles and planar algebras (with Vincent Florens).
Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan, Vol. 70, No. 3, 2018.

Unrestricted virtual braids, fused links and other quotients of virtual braid groups (with Valeriy Bardakov and Paolo Bellingeri).
Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, vol. 24, no. 12, 2015.

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