Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) is an interdisciplinary centre fostering various researches and teaching activities in mathematical sciences. A major aim of IAM is to coordinate mathematics-based research at METU and to initiate / undertake collaborative research with industry.


Prof. Dr. Bülent Karasözen


Assistant to the Director

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wilhelm Weber


Associate Directors

Assoc. Prof. Sevtap Selçuk-Kestel

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Manguoğlu

Academic Board of the Institute

Prof. Dr. Bülent Karasözen

Prof. Dr. Ferruh Özbudak

Assoc. Prof. Sevtap Selçuk-Kestel

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ömür Uğur

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Manguoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeliz Yolcu-Okur


Administrative Committee of the Institute

Prof. Dr. Bülent Karasözen

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ceylan Yozgatlıgil

Assoc. Prof. Sevtap Selçuk-Kestel

Assist. Prof. Dr. Seza Danışoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Manguoğlu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serdar Göktepe


The Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM) began functioning in the academic year 2002-03 by offering a degree programs leading to a Master of Science (MS.) in the areas of Financial Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Cryptography. The Cryptography department was the only department offering Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) at that time. In the spring semester of the academic year 2004-05, IAM has started offering programs in Ph.D. for Financial Mathematics and Scientific Computing also to cater the growing demands of professionally skilled manpower in the field of Applied Mathematics.


The objectives of the Institute of Applied Mathematics are:
  • To coordinate mathematically based research at METU in fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between the department of Mathematics and the other departments within METU
  • To train university graduates from different disciplines in theoretical and practical aspects of mathematical sciences in order to address the interdisciplinary needs of both public and private sectors
  • To conduct short courses to industrial partners
  • To organize and conduct international workshops and summer schools in chosen research areas

The Institute plans to offer programs leading to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Science (M.S) degrees in various areas of mathematical sciences. It is anticipated that the institute will develop innovative new mathematics-based interdisciplinary programs in the years to come.

Download the Flyer, summarizing Institute of Applied Mathematics, in English or in Turkish.