Colin Alstad

Colin Alstad

Data Scientist, Space Tech and Innovations



My name is Colin Alstad and I am a data scientist and mathematician currently working at IBM’s Blue Tech Innovation Lab with a focus on the commercial space industry. My main interests are in the applications of algebraic topology to data analysis and machine learning.


  • Topological Data Analysis
  • Applied Sheaf Theory
  • Algebraic Categorification


  • MS in Mathematics, 2019

    College of Charleston

  • BS in Mathematics, 2005

    Virginia Military Institute

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The xView2 AI Challenge

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