
Education:
 Ph.D.  Princeton University  2004 
 M.S.  Caltech  2001 
 B.S.  Bogazici University  1999 
Experience:
 Professor  UT Dallas  2019  present 
 Vis. Assoc. Prof.  Boston College  2016  19 
 Vis. Assoc. Prof.  MIT  2014  15 
 Assoc. Prof.  Koc University  2011  16 
 Assist. Prof.  Koc University  2007  11 
 Gibbs Assist. Prof.  Yale University  2004  07 
Research Interests:
 Geometric Topology
 Topological Data Analysis
 Machine Learning
 Data Science
Grants:
Awards:
 Young Scientist Award, Turkish Science Academy, 2016
 Fulbright Scholar Award, 2014
 Masatoshi Gunduz Ikeda Research Award, 2010
 Parlar Foundation Research Encouragement Award, 2010
 Young Scholar Award, Turkish Academy of Sciences, 2009
 Sedat Simavi Science Award, 2009
Short Visits:
 Short term visit to Yale University, July  August 2011
 Short term visit to MaxPlanck Institute  Bonn, July  August 2013
Papers & Preprints:
Google Scholar
Math Reviews
Topological Data Analysis & Machine Learning Uptodate List
 (A. Balitskiy, F. Memoli) Geometric Bounds for Persistence
 (K.Shamsi, C.G.Akcora et al) Graphpulse: Topological Representations for Temporal Graphs ICLR 2024
 (Y. Chen,I.S. Dominguez and Y. Gel)
TMP: Temporal Multipersistence AAAI 2024
 (A. Yadav, F. Ahmed, O. Daescu, R. Gedik) Histopathological Cancer Detection with TDA IEEE BIBM 2023
 (I.S.Dominguez et al) EMP: Effective MultiPersistence for Graph Representation Learning LoG 2023
 (D. Brodsky, H. Daruger) 3D MRI Brain Tumor Diagnosis with TDA MICCAIW Brainles 2023
 (F. Ahmed, B. Nuwagira, F. Torlak) TopoCXR: Chest Xray TB and Pneumonia Screening ICCVW CVAMD 2023
 (H. Adams) Geometric Approaches to Persistent Homology SIAGA (2022) 26pp
 (C.Akcora, Y.Gel, M.Kantarcioglu) Reduction Algorithms for PH of Networks
NeurIPS 2022
 (A. Demir, I.S.Dominguez,Y.Chen,Y.Gel,B.Kiziltan)
Drug Discovery with TDA NeurIPS 2022
 (Y. Chen,I.S. Dominguez and Y. Gel)
Time Aware Multipersistence ICLR 2022
 (Y. Chen and Y. Gel)
Topological Relational Learning on Graphs NeurIPS 2021
Geometry & Topology
 Aymptotic Plateau Problem in H2xR: Tall Curves Indiana Univ. Math. J. (2023)
 Minimal Surfaces in H2xR: Nonfillable Curves J. Topol. Anal. 15 (2023)14pp
 Existence of Embedded Minimal Disks Comm. Contemp. Math. 24 (2022) 15pp
 Minimal Surfaces in Hyperbolic 3manifolds Comm. Pure Appl. Math. 74 (2021) 114139.
 Minimal Surfaces with Arbitrary Topology in H2xR Alg. & Geom. Top. 21 (2021) 31233151.
 Embedded HPlanes in Hyperbolic 3Space Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 371 (2019) 1253–1269.
 Asymptotic Plateau Problem in H^2xR Selecta Math. 24 (2018) 4811–4838.
 (W. Meeks and G. Tinaglia) Nonproperly Embedded Hplanes in H^2xR Math. Ann. 370 (2018) 14911512.
 Embeddedness of the Solutions to the HPlateau Problem Adv. Math. 317 (2017) 553574.
 HSurfaces with Arbitrary Topology in H^3 J. Geom. Anal. 27 (2017) 1211–1236.
 (W. Meeks and G. Tinaglia) Nonproperly Embedded Hplanes in H^3 J. Diff. Geom. 105 (2017) 405425.
 Asymptotic HPlateau Problem in H^3 Geometry & Topology 201 (2016) 613627.
 (T. Bourni) Area min. surfaces in MC 3manifolds J. Reine Angew. Math. 704 (2015) 135168.
 (T. Etgu) Uniqueness of Area Minimizing Surfaces Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 30 (2014) 11351148.
 Examples of Area Minimizing Surfaces in 3manifolds IMRN 6 (2014) 16131634.
 Asymptotic Plateau Problem: A Survey Proc. Gokova GT Conf. (2013) 120146.
 Embedded Plateau Problem Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 364 (2012) 12111224.
 On the Number of Solns to Asymp. Plateau Problem J. Gokova Geom. & Top. 5 (2011) 119.
 Nonproperly Embedded Min. Planes in H^3 Comm. Contemp. Math. 13 (2011) 727739.
 Generic Uniqueness of Area Min. Disks for Ext. Curves American J. Math. 132 (2010) 10911104.
 Foliations of Hyperbolic Space by CMC Hypersurfaces IMRN (2010) 14171431.
 Number of LA Planes in Gromov Hyp. 3Spaces Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138 (2010) 29232937.
 LA Planes in Hyp. 3Space are Prop. Embedded Indiana Univ. Math. J. 58 (2009) 381392.
 Prop. Emb. LA Planes in Gromov Hyp. 3Spaces Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 136 (2008) 14271432.
 Mean Convex Hulls and Least Area Disks Math Z. 252 (2006) 811824.
 Minimizing CMC Hypersurfaces in Hyp. Space Geom. Dedicata 118 (2006) 157171.
 Generic Uniqueness of Least Area Planes Geometry & Topology 10 (2006) 401412.
 Uniform 1cochains and Genuine Laminations Topology 45 (2006) 751784.
 Minimal Planes in Hyperbolic Space Comm. Anal. Geom. 12 (2004) 821836.
These works are partially supported by NASAAIST grant, NSFDMS grants, and Simons collaboration grant.
Some Talks & Conferences:
 Yau's 70th Birthday Conference at Harvard, May 2019
 Brian White Conference at Stanford, July 2018
 Geometry Seminar at CUNY, February 2018
 Geometric Analysis Workshop at Rutgers, November 2017
 AMS Meeting at U. Buffalo, September 2017
 Geometry & Topology Conference at U. Georgia, May 2017
 Topology Seminar at Rutgers, April 2017
 Geometry Seminar at U. Chicago, March 2017
 Geometry Seminar at MIT, February 2017
 Geometry Seminar at U. Rochester, February 2017
 Geometry Seminar at King's CollegeLondon, Dec. 2015
 Geometry Seminar at Harvard Univ., March 2015
 Topology Seminar at Yale Univ., March 2015
 Geometry Seminar at CUNY, March 2015
 Geometry Seminar at Princeton Univ., February 2015
 Geometry Seminar at Stanford Univ., November 2014
 Joint LA Topology Seminar at Caltech, November 2014
 Geometry Seminar at UCSC, November 2014
 Topology Seminar at Boston College, November 2014
 Geometry Seminar at U.Mass.Amherst, November 2014
 Geometry Seminar at MIT, September 2014
 Geometry Seminar at Rochester Univ., September 2014
 European Geometric Analysis Resarch Network Conference, Roscoff, June 2014
 Oberseminar, MaxPlanck Institute, Bonn, July 2013
 Variational Problems & Geometric PDEs Conference, Granada, June 2013
 Minimal Surfaces & 3manifolds Workshop, MIT, April 2013
 Geometry Seminar, Cambridge University, UK, May 2012
 Geometry Day at King's College, London, UK, May 2012
 Geometry & Topology Seminar, University of Granada, Spain, October 2011
 Surface Theory Conference at University of Sevilla, Spain, April 2011
 Low Dimensional Topology Workshop at Princeton University, March 2011
 Topology Seminar at University of Texas at Austin, February 2011
 45th Texas Geometry and Topology Conference at Texas Tech U., February 2011
 International Congress of Mathematicians at Hyderabad, India, August 2010
 Geometric Topology Conference at Bangalore, India, August 2010
 National Mathematics Symposium at Kayseri, Turkey, August 2010
 17th Gokova Geometry and Topology Conference in Turkey, May 2010
 Georgia Geometry and Topology Conference at University of Georgia, May 2009
 Gokova Geometry and Topology Conference in Turkey, May 2009
 Colloquium Talk at METU, March 2009
 Colloquium Talk at Sabanci University, April 2008
 Izmir Geometric Topology Workshop, January 2009
 Colloquium Talk at Bilkent University, January 2009
 Topology Seminar at Princeton University, November 2008
 Gluckfest at Rutgers University, November 2008
 Gokova Geometry and Topology Conference in Turkey, May 2008
 Colloquium Talk at Sabanci University, April 2008
 Colloquium Talk at Bilgi University, November 2007
 W. Thurston's 60th Birthday Conference at Princeton University, June 2007
 Colloquium Talk at Bogazici University, April 2007
 AMS Meeting at Storrs, CT, October 2006
 Gokova Geometry and Topology Conference in Turkey, May 2006
 Topology Seminar at Yale University, November 2005
 Geometry Seminar at Brown University, May 2005
 Topology Seminar at Yale University, November 2004
 Hyperbolic Geometry Conference at Wesleyan University, October 2004
 Topology Seminar at Yale University, September 2004
 Gokova Geometry and Topology Conference in Turkey, May 2004
 Geometric Analysis Seminar at Johns Hopkins University, March 2004
 AMS Meeting at Tallahassee, FL, March 2004
 Topology Seminar in Rutgers University, February 2004
 AMS National Meeting at Phoenix, AZ, January 2004
 Graduate Student Seminar at Princeton University, December 2003
 Geometric Analysis Seminar at Princeton University, July 2003
 Topology Seminar at Princeton University, April 2003
Graduate Students: Research Group
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Miscellaneous:
 US & Turkish citizen, born in 1977, married with two children.
