I am a topologist, interested mainly in knot theory and its generalizations, combinatorics and quantum topology.
I work as an assistant professor at the Department of Mathematics at the Izmir Institute of Technology in Turkey
since October 2019.
I also hold the Dorothea Schlözer Postdoctoral position for Female Scientists at Georg-August Universitat Göttingen until
January 2022. My post-doc supervisor is Prof. Thomas Schick. I was a Leibniz Fellow in August-October 2019 at Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics.
Recent works (for complete list of publications have a look at the next page):
1. Quantum invariants of knotoids with Louis Kauffman, published at Communications in Mathematical Physics, April 2021
2. Braidoids, with S.Lambropoulou, published at Israel Journal of Mathematics volume 242, pages 955–995 (2021)
3.Biquandle Brackets and Knotoids, with S.Nelson, N. Oyamaguchi, to appear in J. of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications, accepted in February 2021
4. Alexander polynomial of knotoids via clock states, work in progress with L.Kauffman
5. Polynomial invariants of linkoids, work in progress with Bostjan Gabrovsek
Some of the Past/Recent/Upcoming Activities
Invited instructor at MAP , Istanbul Center of Mathematical Sciences, September 2021
Invited Speaker at the National Congress of Mathematics, Istanbul University, September 2021
Invited speaker at Novel Mathematical Methods in Material Science: Applications to Biomaterials at Banff International Research Institute.
Invited speaker at Topology Seminar in Durham University.
Invited speaker at Geometric Topology Seminar in Ljubljana.
Invited speaker at II Encuentro de Álgebra y Teoría deNudos.
Winter Semester: I teach an online seminar course in Geometric-Topology at Georg-August Universitat, Goettingen.
June: Invited speaker at "Virtual Conference on Physical Knotting, Vortices and Surgery in Nature", Novosibirsk State University.
July: Invited Speaker at Georg-August Universitat, Goettingen RTG Colloquium.
June: Invited Speaker at Ohio State University Virtual Topology Seminars.
June: Invited speaker at "Knots in Gdansk IV" (delayed to June 2021).
April-July: I teach Knot Theory at the University of Goettingen. See the outline.