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2009– ETH (Swiss Institute of Technology) Zürich Zurich, Switzerland

Professor of Mathematics
@ Department Chair (2017 - present)
@ Vice Chair (2015 - 2017)
@ Swiss Finance Institute, Senior Chair

2007–2009 Sabancı University Istanbul, Turkey

Isık Inselbag Professor

@ College of Management

2000–2007 Koc University Istanbul, Turkey

Professor of Mathematics and Finance

@ Dean, College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, 2002-2007

@ Department of Mathematics

1998–2000 Princeton University Princeton, NJ, USA

Paul M. Whythes '55 Professor of Finance and Engineering

@ Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering

@ Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics

@ Bendheim Center for Finance

1986–1998 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Professor of Mathematics

@ Department of Mathematical Sciences, Professor, 1992

@ Department of Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor, 1990

@ Department of Mathematical Sciences, Assistant Professor, 1986

1985–1986 Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) Minneapolis, MN, USA

Research Associate


1981–1985 Brown University Providence, RI, USA

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, 1986

M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, 1983

1977–1981 Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering

B.Sc., Mathematics


2016, 2008 Invited Talks, 7th and 5th European Congresses of Mathematics:
Berlin (2016), Amsterdam (2008)
2015 SIAM Fellow
2014 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Award
2008 ERC Advanced Grant
2002 TUBITAK-TWAS Science Award
1998–2000 Paul M. Whythes '55 Professor of Finance and Engineering in Princeton


6–7/2008 Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique Paris, France
6–7/1998 Visiting Professor of Mathematics, University of Paris 6 Paris, France
1997–1998 Professor of Mathematics, Bogazici University Istanbul, Turkey


8/2018 Plenary Speaker, Bachelier Meeting Dublin, Ireland
7/2017 Plenary Speaker, 14th International Congress on Free Boundary Problems, Shanghai, China
7/2017 Plenary Speaker, INdAM Workshop "New trends in Control Theory and PDEs" in honor of P. Cannarsa, Rome, Italy
6/2016 Plenary Speaker, Byrne Workshop on Stochastics in Finance and Insurance, Ann Arbor, Michigan
6/2016 Invited Speaker, 7th European Congress of Mathematics, Berlin, Germany
3/2016 Invited talk, Workshop on Stochastic Systems, Rio De Janerio, Brasil
6/2015 Plenary Speaker, SIAM Con. on Control and Its App., Paris, France
6/2015 Plenary Speaker, INFORMS App. Prob. Conf., Istanbul, Turkey
3/2014 Invited talk, 11th German Probability and Statistics Days, Ulm, Germany
4/2013 Nomura Seminar Oxford, England
9/2012 Invited Speaker, Workshop on Mathematical Finance Yerevan, Armenia
7/2012 Summer School on Mathematical Finance Lisbon, Portugal
8/2011 Summer School on Mathematical Finance Zurich, Switzerland
7/2010 Invited Talk, Workshop in honor of W. Schachermayer Vienna, Austria
6/2010 Invited Talk, Workshop in honor of S. Ustunel Paris, France
4/2010 Inaugural Talk, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
7/2008 Invited Talk, 5th European Congress of Mathematics Amsterdam, Netherlands
7/2007 Invited Talk, Workshop in honor of L. Tartar Paris, France
6/2007 Invited Talk, Giordana Indham Pisa, Italy
8/2006 Plenary Speaker, Bachelier Meeting Tokyo, Japan
7/2006 Plenary Speaker, SIAM Meeting on Financial Engineering, and
Topical Speaker, SIAM Annual Meeting
Boston, MA, USA
3/2004 Main Speaker, School on Mathematical Finance Oxford, UK
4/2003 Cattedra Gelileiana, Schuola Normale Pisa, Italy
9/2000 Plenary Talk, Ulusal Matematik Sempozyumu Istanbul, Turkey
7/2000 CIR-CIME Summer Course on Evolving Interfaces Madeira, Portugal
1/1999 Annual AMS Meeting, Short course on control San Antonio, TX, USA
6/1997 Plenary Talk, Meeting on Free Boundaries Crete, Greece
1/1997 Main Speaker, "Recent Advances in Continuum Mechanics" Trento, Italy
11/1996 Clifford Lectures, Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA, USA
8/1995 Main Speaker, CRM Summer School Banff, Canada
6/1995 Main Speaker, CIME Summer School on Viscosity Solutions Florence, Italy
4/1995 Plenary Lecture, Annual SIAM Meeting on Control St.Louis, MS, USA
7/1994 Main Speaker, "Continuum Mechanics and Nonlinear Analysis" Rome, Italy
8/1992 Main Speaker, CRM Summer School Montreal, Canada
1/1991 Lecture Series, Techion Haifa, Israel


Current interests are nonlinear partial differential equations; asymptotic analysis of Ginzburg-Landau type systems, viscosity solutions, and mathematical finance.