## Research Groups

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**Areas of Mathematics Research at METU**

**Algebra and Logic**

Research interests of faculty members include the theory of finite groups, locally finite groups, finitely generated groups, group actions and automorphisms, character theory of finite groups, graphs related to groups, geometric group theory, representation theory, cluster algebras, algebraic combinatorics, set theory and its applications.

**Group members:** M.Gökhan Benli, Gülin Ercan, Burak Kaya, Dilber Koçak, Mahmut Kuzucuoğlu, Semra Öztürk, S. Kağan Samurkaş, Ahmet İrfan Seven, Ebru Solak.

**Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory**

Research interests of faculty members include vector bundles, moduli spaces, algebraic surfaces, algebraic and analytic number theory, arithmetic of elliptic curves.

**Group members:** Emre Coşkun, Tolga Karayayla, Özgür Kişisel, Ömer Küçüksakallı, Hurşit Önsiper.

**Analysis**

Research interests of faculty members include functional analysis, operator theory, K-theory of operator algebras, Banach lattices, Köthe spaces, several complex variables, complex dynamics.

**Group members:** Eduard Emelyanov, Zafer Nurlu, Süleyman Önal, S. Kağan Samurkaş, Özcan Yazıcı, Murat Yurdakul.

**Coding Theory and Cryptography**

Research in these areas are conducted by three permanent members of the faculty, who are also in close contact with the Institute of Applied Mathematics.

**Group members:** Ali Doğanaksoy, Ferruh Özbudak, Muhiddin Uğuz.

**Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis**

Research interests of faculty members include numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations, dynamical systems, difference equations, special functions and integrable systems. Several members of the group also take part in research activities of the Institute of Applied Mathematics.

**Group members:** Marat Akhmet, Canan Bozkaya, Songül Kaya Merdan, Baver Okutmuştur, Hasan Taşeli, Münevver Tezer, Kostyantyn Zheltukhin.

**Geometry – Topology**

Research interests of faculty members include differential geometry, symplectic and contact geometry, algebraic topology, mapping class groups and group actions on manifolds.

**Group members:** Fırat Arıkan, Ahmet Beyaz, Mohan Bhupal, Sergey Finashin, Mustafa Korkmaz, Yıldıray Ozan, Turgut Önder, Mehmetçik Pamuk, Semra Pamuk, Yasemin Talu, Cem Tezer, İbrahim Ünal

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