Hello! I am a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at Smith College. My research interests are in topological data analysis (TDA), computational topology and geometry, network science, and mathematical biology. My pronouns are *she/her*.

Links: CV. google scholar. linkedin.

My email is rbelton@smith.edu

### News

**February 2024**. Code for*G-Mapper: Learning a Cover in the Mapper Construction*is now publicly available. We present an algorithm that optimizes the cover of a Mapper graph by splitting a cover repeatedly according to a statistical test for normality. More details can be found in the preprint.**January 2024**. I am giving a talk at the online seminar for the Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network (AATRN). A recording of the talk can be found on the AATRN youtube channel.**January 2024**. I am giving a talk at the Joint Math Meetings (JMM) in the AMS special session on Applied Topology: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications.**September 2023**. I am a participant in the ICERM workshop on Mathematical Challenges in Neuronal Network Dynamics.