Prof. Zeynep Kalaylıoğlu

Room No: 235

Telephone: +90 (312) 210-5305

Fax No: +90 (312) 210-2959


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  • Ph.D.: Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA, 2002, thesis in Unit Root Testing in Stochastic Volatility Models (developed a method to test the volatility in financial series such as stock returns)
  • M.S.: Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, USA, 1999, with minor degree in Computational Engineering
  • B.S.: Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Türkiye, 1995, with minor courses from Computer Engineering

Academic and Professional Experience:

  • 2022 - Present Professor of Statistics
  • 2014 - 2022  Associate Professor of Statistics
  • 2009- 2014 Assistant Professor of Statistics, METU
  • 2007- 2009 Instructor, Department of Statistics, METU
  • 2002-2007 Cancer data scientist, IMS Inc. for the National Cancer Institute, USA

Administrative Experience:

  • 2015-2019 Assistant to Head, Department of Statistics
  • 2014-2017 Assistant to Manager, Center for Wind Energy Researh, METU
  • 2012-2014 Assist. Prof. Representative Elect, Faculty Board, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Research Focus:

My focus is developing state of the art statistical methodology that are used to understand the dynamics of environmental phenomena  and health variables, in particular. The statistical models and inferential methods I develop are general in their applications and mostly Bayesian in their philosophy. Some examples of their specific uses are joint modeling of dependent spatially and temporally  dynamic atmoshperic/environmental/molecular variables, modeling continuous physical phenomena depending on time-dependent evolutions of other related variables,   predicting the directions of spatially dynamic phenomena (such as wind direction and movement of migratory birds).  


I  am experienced in teaching foundation of statistical theory, particularly mathematical statistics, statistical inference and Bayesian theory

Selected Publications:

Other Licensed Professions

  • Hatha Yoga teacher (certified by International Yoga Alliance)
  • Farming (olive and vineyard) (certified by Türkiye Tarım Bakanlığı)
  • Amateur sailor (licensed both in USA and Türkiye)  and  wireless operator
  • First aid 
  • Patient and elderly care  (certified by Sakarya Üniversitesi and Anadolu Üniversitesi)

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29/01/2024 - 11:55