About Me

I am a faculty member at the Mathematics Department of Bilkent University. I received my PhD in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. I got my MS in Mathematics and my BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from Koç University. I taught at Doğuş University, UNC-Charlotte, and IZTECH. I was also a visiting faculty at the University of Cambridge.

My research fields are analysis of partial differential equations and control theory. I have a particular interest in the design, analysis, and controllability of initial-boundary value problems (IBVPs) which define spatio-temporal phenomena in applied sciences. My research goal is to analyze solutions of such IBVPs and discover ways to change their qualitative behavior by designing control systems. I have written research articles on the analysis and control of various fundamental physical PDEs including the nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLS), biharmonic NLS, fourth order Schrödinger equation, higher order NLS, complex Ginzburg-Landau equation (CGLE), Korteweg de-Vries (KdV) equation, KdV-Burgers equation, heat equation, reaction-diffusion equation and wave equation. Here is the list of my research writings.

I organized the Workshop on Nonlinear PDEs in Applied Mathematics series that took place at IZTECH in 2016 and 2017 and were sponsored by the International Center for Theoretical Physics – Eurasian Centre for Advanced Research (ICTP-ECAR) and Turkish Mathematical Society.

I am teaching Math 240 (Differential Equations) in Spring 2023. I am a member of the Quality Management in Education committee at Bilkent. My wife (Katherine) also teaches at Bilkent. She teaches English & Composition at the Faculty Academic English Program. Together we have a daughter (Lara).