I work in Geometry and Topology: both within pure Math (Symplectic and Contact Geometry) and in Computer Science (Statistical Machine Learning, Topological Data Analysis, Computational Geometry). Google Scholar entry.

Recent publications and preprints

  1. M. Fraser, Multi-step learning and underlying structure in statistical models. Accepted NIPS 2016.

  2. M. Fraser, Contact non-squeezing via generating functions: A low-tech proof in the language of persistence modules Poster in Summer School 2016 on Symplectic Topology, Sheaves and Mirror Symmetry, Paris IJM-PRG, 2016. (poster)

  3. M. Fraser, Contact non-squeezing at large scale in ℝ2n x S1, preprint 2015. (arxiv version)

  4. M. Fraser, Contact spectral invariants and persistence, preprint 2015. (arxiv version)

  5. M. Fraser, Group Actions in Topological Data Analysis and Hierarchical Learning. PhD Thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Chicago, August 2013.

  6. M. Fraser, L. Polterovich and D. Rosen, On Sandon-type metrics for contactomorphism groups. 2012. (arxiv version)

  7. M. Fraser, Tight Linear Lower Memory Bound for Local Routing in Planar Digraphs. In Proceedings of Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG12), August 2012. (pdf)

  8. M. Fraser, Persistent Homology of filtered covers. 2012. (arxiv version)

  9. M. Fraser, Local Routing in Graphs Embedded on Surfaces of Arbitrary Genus. 2012. (arxiv version)

  10. M. Fraser, Structural Observations on Neural Networks for Hierarchically Derived Reproducing Kernels. University of Chicago Master's thesis, November 2011. (Revised version) (slides)

  11. M. Fraser, Two Extensions to Manifold Learning Algorithms Using α-Complexes. Dept. of Computer Science, University of Chicago, Technical Report TR-2010-07, 2010.
  12. A. Fraser, D. Fraser, M. Fraser, Curvature Revisited and the Bayes-Frequentist Divergence. In Journal of Statistical Research, Vol 44 number 2, 2010. (pdf)

  13. Y. Eliashberg and M. Fraser, Topologically Trivial Legendrian Knots. In Journal of Symplectic Geometry, Vol. 7, pp.77-127, 2009. (arxiv version)

  14. E. Chávez, M. Fraser and H. Tejeda, Proximal Labeling for Oblivious Routing in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks. In Proceedings of ADHOC-NOW 2009, Springer Verlag LNCS 5793, pp. 360-365.

  15. M. Fraser, E. Kranakis, J. Urrutia, Memory Requirements for Local Geometric Routing or Traversal in Digraphs. In Proceedings of Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry (CCCG08), August 2008. (pdf)

  16. M. Fraser, Local Routing on Tori (extended, invited version of next paper). In Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks, journal issue dedicated to ADHOC-NOW 2007, Vol. 6, pp. 179-196, 2008.

  17. M. Fraser, Local Routing on Tori. In proceedings of ADHOC-NOW 2007, Springer Verlag LNCS 4686, pp. 153-166, E. Kranakis and J. Opatrny (Eds.), Morelia, September 2007.


  • MAT1741: Algèbre linéaire
  • MAT3153: Introduction to Topology (using this textbook)

Teaching at University of Toronto:

TA'ing at University of Chicago:

Previous teaching:

Introducción a la Programmación, Estadística, Análisis Matemático, Teoría de Galois, Introducción al Algebra Moderna, Cálculo I y II (Colima and IPN, Mexico), Three-dimensional contact geometry (ETH Zurich)