Bahar Acu

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Upcoming Teaching

- TBA

Does the word proof give you nightmares and need a bedtime story?

Then you might enjoy this Mathematical Fable and its Moral.

Teaching Awards & Mentoring

- Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Category of Mathematics, USC, 2015
- Theodore E. Harris Teaching Prize in Mathematics, Spring 2014, USC

- University Outstanding TA Award Nominee, 2015, USC

- Teaching mentor of the incoming PhD students, August 2014, USC

- Teaching mentor of the incoming PhD students, August 2015, USC
- TA coordinator, Winter 2018, Northwestern University

Dusa McDuff explaining "Regularity of moduli spaces of J-holomorphic curves"

Photo credit: IHES, 2015

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Courses taught

ETH Zürich

- Semester Research Projects, Spring 2021

- MATH 250 Elementary Differential Equations, Spring 2020
- MATH 300 Foundations of Higher Mathematics (two sections), Spring 2020
- MATH 306 Combinatorics and Discrete Mathematics, Winter 2020
- MATH 399 Independent Study, Summer 2019
- MATH 234 Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus (two sections), Winter 2019
- MATH 240 Linear Algebra (two sections), Fall 2018
- MATH 224 Integral Calculus of One Variable Functions (two sections), Winter 2018
- MATH 220 Differential Calculus of One-Variable Functions (two sections), Fall 2017

University of Southern California

- MATH 040x Basic Mathematical Skills*, Spring 2015

- MATH 2 Precalculus, Summer 2016
- MATH 85 Algebra, Winter 2017
- MATH 2 Precalculus, Spring 2017
- MATH 7 Calculus I, Spring 2017
- MATH 2 Precalculus, Summer 2017

*This course is the only course offered in the Department of Mathematics at USC where select graduate assistants are given the opportunity to teach.

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Teaching assistantships

University of Southern California (USC)**

- MATH 117 Introduction to Mathematics for Business and Economics
- MATH 118 Fundamental Principles of the Calculus
- MATH 125 Calculus I
- MATH 126 Calculus II
- MATH 225 Linear Algebra and Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 425b Fundamental Concepts of Analysis
- MATH 434 Geometry and Transformations
- MATH 435 Vector Analysis and Introduction to Differential Geometry
- MATH 440 Topology

- MATH 475 Introduction to Theory of Complex Variables
- MATH 520 Complex Analysis

- MATH 535 Differential Geometry
- MATH 574 Applied Matrix Analysis

Middle East Technical University (METU)***

- Linear Algebra
- Calculus I for Engineering and Sciences
- Calculus II for Engineering and Sciences
- Calculus III for Engineering and Sciences

**Teaching load for teaching assistants at USC: 6 hours of discussions per week and grading of quizzes, assignments and midterms.

***Teaching load for teaching assistants at METU: 4 hours of recitations per week and grading of quizzes and midterms.