# Ismar Volić

## Talks

Here is a selection of (mostly) recent talk slides from my lectures on various topics.

## Research

Topological data analysis and the spread of COVID-19, slides from a talk given at the International Environmetrics Society conference, December 2020.

Calculus of functors for r-immersions, slides from a talk given at Stockholm University, Sweden, January 2019.

Cohomology of braids, graph complexes, and configuration space integrals, slides from a talk given at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, January 2019.

Detecting functional connectivity of the rat brain with topological data analysis, slides from a talk given at the 10th Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2018.

Some new applications of manifold calculus of functors, slides from a talk given at MIT, Boston, MA, December 2016.

Some combinatorial problems arising from manifold calculus of functors, slides from a talk given at the Combinatorial Stuctures in Topology Conference, University of Regina, Canada, August 2015.

Configuration space integrals, calculus of functors, and spaces of knots and links, slides from a talk given at the Shinshu University Topology Seminar, Matsumoto, Japan, December 2012.

Homotopy-theoretic metods in the study of spaces of knots and links, slides from a talk given at the Tokyo University Topology Seminar, Tokyo, Japan, December 2012.

Configuration space integrals, operad formality, and the cohomology of knot and link spaces: Part I, slides from a talk given at the

*Configuration spaces and operads*conference at MIMS, Tunisia, June 2012.Configuration space integrals, operad formality, and the cohomology of knot and link spaces: Part II, slides from a talk given at the

*Configuration spaces and operads*conference at MIMS, Tunisia, June 2012.

## Expository talks about topology

Simplicial complexes and their applications, slides from a talk given at Bard College, May 2021.

Some new applications of topology (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, March 2019.

Some new applications of topology and geometry, slides from a colloquium given at the International University of Sarajevo (here is a version in Bosnian, given at the University of Sarajevo), May 2018.

An introduction to calculus of functors (in Bosnian), slides from a colloquium given at the University of Sarajevo, March 2015.

An introduction to algebraic topology (in Bosnian), slides from a graduate student seminar at the University of Sarajevo, March 2015.

An introduction to calculus of functors and its applications to manifolds (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at the Mathematics Institute of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia, March 2015.

## STEM education

STEM: An integrated approach to education (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at STEM Fair, Mostar, Bosnia, November 2019.

STEM education and economic development (in Bosnian), slides from a talk given at Academy387, Sarajevo, Bosnia, March 2019.

The importance of STEM education, slides from a talk given at the 10th Days of BHAAAS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 2018.

## Math and politics

Innumeracy and politics: Voting, apportionment, and other mathematical ways we fail at democracy, slides from a talk given at the Wellesley College's Quantitative Reasoning Program lecture series, October 2020. (Here is the video of the talk.)

Mathematika i politika: kako kvantitativna nepismenost ograničava demokratiju, slides from a talk given at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at University of Sarajevo, June 2020 (in Bosnian).

Math and politics: How innumeracy makes us fail at democracy, slides from a talk given at Albright Institute for Global Affairs, January 2020. (Here is the video of the talk.)

Mathematics of voting and apportionment, slides from a talk given at Wellesley High School, November 2019.

Mathematics and democracy, slides from a talk given to the Wellesley Democratic Town Committee, October 2019.

Cryptography and privacy, slides from a colloquium given at Amherst College, MA, April 2016.

Mathematics in our daily (cyber) lives: Internet browsing, communication security, and beyond, slides from a talk given at the International University of Sarajevo, May 2012.