FACULTY of ARTS AND SCIENCESDEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS


EZGİ AYYILDIZ

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EZGİ AYYILDIZ
Room No: 
138
Telephone: 
+90 (312) 210-5320
Fax No: 
+90 (312) 210-2959
E-mail: 
ayezgi@metu.edu.tr
Education: 
  • Ph.D.: Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2013- Present
  • M.S.: Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2011-2013
  • B.S. Minor: Information Systems, Department of Computer Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2009-2011 
  • B.S.: Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2006-2011


Academic and Professional Experience:


  • Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2012-Present
Research Interests: 
  • Computational Biology
  • System Biology
Assisted Courses / Laboratories: 
  • STAT 467 - Multivariate Analysis (Fall 2017)
  • STAT 376 – Stochastic Processes (Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
  • STAT 466 - Multivariate Analysis II (Spring 2013)
  • STAT 365 - Survey Sampling Techniques (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014)
  • STAT 361 - Computational Statistics (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)


Projects:


  • Researcher, January 2016-June 2017, Scientific Research Project (BAP1), METU. Project title: Alternative approaches, inference and copulas in deterministic modellings of complex biological systems. Project no: BAP-01-09-2016-002.
Selected Publications: 

Books


  • Purutçuoğlu, V. and Ayyıldız, E. (December 2014) " Statistics in the Field of Bioinformatics (Biyoinformatik Alanında İstatistik-in Turkish)”, Nobel Publisher. ISBN: 978-605-320-008-6 (http://www.nobelyayin.com/detay.asp?u=4309)

 

 

Articles

 

  • Ayyıldız, E., Ağraz, M. and Purutçuoğlu, V. (2017) "MARS as the alternative approach of Gaussian graphical model for biochemical networks", Journal of Applied Statistics, 44 (16), 2858-2876, doi: 10.1080/02664763.2016.1266465.
  • Purutçuoğlu, V. and Ayyıldız, E. (2017) "Mathematical Modeling of Gene Networks (in Turkish)", Journal of Biostatistics-Turkish Clinics, doi: 10.5336/biostatic.2017-55474, 1-13.
  • Purutçuoğlu, V., Ayyıldız, E. and Wit, E. (2017) "Comparison of two inference approaches in Gaussian graphical models", Turkish Journal of Biochemistry, 42 (2), 1-20.
  • Ayyıldız, E., Purutçuoğlu, V., and Wit, E. “A short note on resolving singularity problems in covariance matrices”, 2012, International Journal of Statistics and Probability, doi:10.5539/ijsp.v1n2p113, 1(2), 113-118.

 

Conference Proceedings

 

  • Purutçuoğlu, V. and Ayyıldız, E. “Construction of ovarian cancer pathway via different mathematical models, Proceeding of the 3rd International Researchers, Statisticians and Young Statisticians Congress (IRSYC 2017), Konya, Turkey, 2017.
  • Ayyıldız, E. and Purutçuoğlu, V. “Modeling of various biological networks via LCMARS, Proceeding of the International Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Engineering (MME 2017), Ankara, Turkey, 2017.
  • Ayyıldız, E. and Purutçuoğlu, V. “Generating various types of graphical models via MARS”, Proceeding of the International Conference on Information Complexity and Statistical Modeling in High Dimensions with Applications (IC-SMHD), Kapadokya, Turkey, 2016.
  • Purutçuoğlu, V. and Ayyıldız, E. “Deterministic inference of networks by capturing their dynamic behaviors”, Proceeding of the 6th International Workshop on Differential Equations and Applications, İzmir, Turkey, 2013.
  • Ayyıldız, E. and Purutçuoğlu, V.  “Inference of the biological systems via L1-penalized lasso regression”, Proceeding of the 29th Meeting of Statisticians, Budapest, Hungary, 2013.
Scholarships & Awards & Honers: 
  • The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), National Scholarship for PhD. Students, September 2013-September 2017.
  • The Scientific and Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), National Scholarship for M.Sc. Students, September 2011-September 2013.