Talks
Upcoming talks or conferences organized
 With Bala Krishnamoorthy, coorganizing a session on Recent Advances in Applied Algebraic Topology at the AMS Western Sectional Meeting, Washington State University, Apr 2223, 2017.
 Metric reconstruction via optimal transport. 58th Cascade Topology Seminar, University of British Columbia, May 67, 2017. [Abstract]
 With Florian Frick, coorganizing a session on Symmetric Simplicial Complexes and Polytopes at the SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Georgia Institute of Technology, July 31Aug 4, 2017.
Research talks
 The theory of VietorisRips complexes. Applied Topology Seminar, Brown University, March 2017. [Abstract, Notes]
 VietorisRips complexes of circles, ellipses, and higherdimensional spheres. Topology, Geometry, and Data Analysis seminar at The Ohio State University, Feb 2017. [Abstract, Notes]
 Metric reconstruction via VietorisRips complexes and optimal transport. Florida International University Winter Conference on Geometry, Topology, and Applications, Jan 2017. [Abstract, Notes]
 An introduction to applied and computational topology. Florida International University Winter Conference on Geometry, Topology, and Applications, Jan 2017. [Abstract, Slides]
 Cyclic polytopes and nerve complexes. Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar, Oct 2016. [Abstract, Notes]
 An introduction to computational topology. CSU Computer Science Colloquium, Oct 2016. [Abstract, Slides, Video]
 The theory of VietorisRips complexes: What is known and what is open? Minisymposium on Applied and Computational Topology at the SIAM Central States Section Meeting, Oct 2016. [Slides]
 What is topology, and how is it applied to data analysis? Front Range Computational & Systems Biology Symposium, July 2016.
 VietorisRips complexes of circles and ellipses. Joint Mathematics Meetings, AMS Special Session on Applied and Computational Topology, Jan 2016. [Abstract, Slides]
 Random cyclic dynamical systems. Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar, Sept 2015. [Abstract]

The VietorisRips complexes of a circle.
[Abstract,
Slides,
Poster]
 University of Rochester Data Science Colloquium, April 2015.
 Applied Algebraic Topology Research Network, Online Seminar Series, Mar 2015. [Video]
 Colloquium at Colorado State University, Jan 2015.
 Geometry and Topology Seminar at Tulane University, Nov 2014.
 Applied Topology Seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, Nov 2014.
 Colloquium at UNC Greensboro, Oct 2014.
 Geometry and Topology Seminar at North Carolina State University, Sept 2014.
 IMA Postdoc Seminar, May 2014.
 IMA Postdoc Seminar, Oct 2013.

Evasion paths in mobile sensor networks.
[Abstract,
Slides,
Poster,
Multimedia]
 CSU Pattern Analysis Lab, Oct 2015.
 Duke Graduate & Faculty Seminar, Feb 2015.
 IMA Workshop on Topological Systems: Communication, Sensing, and Actuation, Mar 2014. [Video]
 Rocky Mountain Algebraic Combinatorics Seminar, Nov 2013.
 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Aug 2013.
 Applied Topology in Będlewo, July 2013.
 MSRI Workshop on Algebraic Topology, June 2013. [Video]
 Ayasdi Topology Day, June 2013.
 Stanford CompTop Seminar, May 2013.
 Special Session on Applied and Computational Topology at MAA MathFest, Aug 2012.
 Algebraic Topology: Applications and New Directions, July 2012.
 Minisymposium on Applied Algebraic Topology at SIAM Annual Meetings, July 2012. [Video]
 Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar on Applications of Combinatorial Topology to Computer Science, Mar 2012.
 AMS Special Session on Computational and Applied Topology, Joint Meetings, Jan 2012.
 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Oct 2011.

Nudged elastic band in topological data analysis.
[Abstract]
 SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry, Oct 2011. [Slides]
 Stanford CompTop Seminar, Jan 2010. [Slides]
 AMSSIAM Special Session on Applications of Algebraic Geometry, Joint Meetings, Jan 2010.
 Topological data analysis: Understanding optical flow. IMA Short Course on Applied Algebraic Topology, June 2009. [Slides]
Software talks and demonstrations
 Introduction to Javaplex software for persistent homology. [Abstract]
 Introduction to JPlex software for persistent homology.
Expository talks
 Introduction to discrete Morse theory. University of Minnesota Student Topology Seminar, Dec 2013. [Notes]
 Applied topology. Stanford University Mathematics Camp Guest Lecture Series, July 2013. [Slides]
 Applied topology. Stanford University Mathematics Camp Guest Lecture Series, July 2011.
 Coverage problems in sensor networks. Stanford Undergraduate Mathematical Organization Speaker Series, May 2010. [Abstract]
Poster presentations
 The VietorisRips complexes of a circle. ICERM Workshop on Topology and Geometry in a Discrete Setting, Nov 2016. [Poster]
 The VietorisRips complex of the circle. IMA Workshop on Topology and Geometry of Networks and Discrete Metric Spaces, Apr 2014. [Poster]
 VietorisRips and restricted Čech complexes of circular points. IMA Workshop on Topological Systems: Communication, Sensing, and Actuation, Mar 2014. [Poster]
 Evasion paths in mobile sensor networks. [Poster]
 Mobile sensors and pursuitevasion: Can directed algebraic toplogy help? Aalborg GETCO Workshop, Jan 2010. [Poster]