Here are some of my recent and current research and teaching-related activities. Please follow the links for more information.
  • I am a recipient of the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant.  I will use it to visit University of Sarajevo while on sabbatical during the spring 2018 semester.
  • In November 2016, I wrote this piece for Cognoscenti, the ideas and opinion page for WBUR, Boston’s NPR station.
  • In 2015, I started helping BOSANA Foundation from Sarajevo, Bosnia, and am serving as a mentor for one of its scholarship recipients.  I urge you to check out all their wonderful work and support them in any way you can.
  • For the last few years, I have been a member of and actively involved with the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  I joined the Board of Directors of this organization in 2015 and organized its 10th Annual Meeting in October 2016 at Wellesley College. I also serve as the treasurer for this organization.
  • I taught a class on cryptography and privacy in Wellesley’s First Year Seminar program in spring 2015.  

  • I coorganized (along with Greg Arone, Brenda Johnson, Pascal Lambrechts, and Brian Munson) a conference in honor of Tom Goodwillie's 60th birthday that was held June 23-27, 2014 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • In recent years, I supervised independent research and honors theses on the Tverberg Conjecture and functor calculus, topological data analysis, Frobenius Algebras and TQFTs, Khovanov homology and functor calculus, Algebraic Topology, Hochschild Homology, Differential Geometry, Advanced ODEs, Math Behind Google, Knot Theory, and NTRU Cryptosystem.
  • I coorganized (along with Brian Munson) a Special Session on calculus of functors and its applications at the 2012 Joint Meetings in Boston.
  • I frequently run the weekly Math Department Student Seminar (I started this program in 2008).
  • I continue to advise first year students and math majors.