• Chief Researcher & Acting Institute Director, 2013-2015
    TBAE, TUBITAK, Turkey
  • Visiting assistant professor, 2010-2013
    Department of Mathematics, Ohio State University
  • Post-doctoral associate, Aug 2007--2010
    Mathematical Bioscience Institute, Ohio State University
       Mentor: Avner Friedman
  • Visiting faculty, June 2006--Aug 2007
    University of Minnesota, School of Mathematics


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, July 2006
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
        Thesis Title: Mathematical Models for Cell Motility and Model Based Inverse Problems
        Thesis Advisor: Yi Li
  • BS, Mathematics
    Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Research Interests

  • Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Free Boundary Value Problems, Inverse Problems
  • Biology: Cell Movements, Cancer and Stem Cell Research, Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Environmental Ecology
  • Bioinformatics: Live Cell Image Analysis


  • Science Portal (Turkish), 2013-2015, $2,000,000
    Project Leader, TUBITAK, Institute of Basic and Applied Sciences
    An interactive, online, academic platform to enhance scientific and educational standards in Turkey

Grants, Scholarships, & Awards

  • TUBITAK-EU (NSF counterpart in Turkey-European Union) Grant - Mathematical Biology, $170,000, Role: PI, Awarded: Nov 30th, 2012
  • NSF Grant - Mathematical Biology, $705,000, Role: PI, Applied: Jan 13th, 2010
  • NIH Grant - NIH R01 Research Project Grant, $3,403,000, Role: PI, Applied: Feb 5, 2010
  • CMU travel and accommodation support for 2006 `CNA Summer School on Probabilistic and Analytical Perspectives on Contemporary PDE, CMU, May 29--June 6, 2006
  • NSF FRG Conference Travel Grant for `Interactions between Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations' Conference 2006, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • The University of Iowa, Department of Mathematics Travel Grant for 2006 AMS Joint Meeting, San Antonio, Texas
  • The Society for Mathematical Biology Travel Grant for 2005 SIAM Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, for 2005 SMB Annual Meeting, Dresden, Germany, and for 2004 SMB Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Mathematical Bioscience Institute support for First Young Researcher Workshop 2005, MBI, OSU, Columbus, Ohio
  • Graduate fellowships from Applied Mathematical and Computer Sciences Program, University of Iowa for Summer 2003 and 2004
  • Alpha Epsilon Phi Mathematical Honor Society membership, nominated 2000
  • NATO financial support for NATO Advance Study Institute, SUNY, NY, 1999


  • Co-principal Organizer of Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology MBI, OSU, 2009, Ohio, August 24-26, 2009
  • Committee member (ad hoc) of Senior Appointments and Promotions Committee (SAPC) at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine for Dr. Charles Wolgemuth, 2008
  • Organizer of the minisymposium: `Inverse Problems in Quantitative Life Sciences (IP-QLS)'. SMB Annual Meeting 2007, San Jose, California, July 31, 2007

Editorial Boards

  • Advances in Differential Equations and Control Processes
  • Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics

Current and Past Professional Memberships

  • American Mathematical Society
  • The Society for Mathematical Biology
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Biophysical Society
  • Mathematical Association of America

Patent application

  • H. Coskun, Diagnosis of Disease States by Cellular Examination, USPTO Application (2011), 61/540,440


  • Birra Abdurehman, Undergraduate Student, OSU (reading research), 2013
  • Yiming Jia, Undergraduate Student, OSU (reading research), 2013
  • Zheng Sun, Undergraduate Student, OSU (reading research), 2013
  • Betul Senay, Graduate Student, OSU (reading research), 2012
  • Allison Lehmkuhl, Undergraduate Student, OSU (reading research), 2012
  • Liz Hudak, Undergraduate Student, OSU (undergraduate thesis), 2011
  • Austin Prakel, Undergraduate Student, OSU (undergraduate thesis), 2011
  • Fatih Olmez, PhD Student, OSU, (on a project listed under publications), 2009-2010
  • Nate Chandler, Undergraduate Student, New College of Florida, Undergraduate Summer Program, MBI, OSU, 2009