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  • Ph.D.: Computer Engineering, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey, 1987-1993.
  • Ph.D.: Dissertation (Fulbright Scholar), Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1988-1991.
  • M.S.: Computer Engineering, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey, 1984-1986.
  • B.S.: Department of Statistics, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, 1979-1984.


Academic and Professional Experience:



  • Coordinator, Institutional Development and Planning Office, Rectorate, METU, March 1, 2019-ongoing.
  • Elected Member of the Board, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, METU, January 1, 2014-September 2016.
  • Member of the Board, Institute of Applied Mathematics (IAM), METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2013-2016.
  • Member of the Board, Arts and Science Faculty, METU, 2012-2015.
  • Chair, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey, December 2012-2015.
  • Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2008-2012.
  • Assistant to Chair, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey, August 2012-December 2012; 2004-2007.
  • Chair, Statistical Information Systems, Department of Statistics, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey, 1995-2002.
  • Assistant to Chair, Department of Statistics, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey, 1994-1998.


Faculty Member

  • Professor, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey, December 18, 2012-ongoing.
  • Associate Professor (promotion), Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey, December 2010–2012.
  • Associate Professor (title), Higher Education Council (YÖK), Turkey, November 2004.
  • Affiliated Faculty, Financial Mathematics Program, IAM, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2003-ongoing.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, METU, Ankara, Turkey, 2002–2010.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey, 1994-2002.



  • Visiting Professor, Imperial College, Department of Mathematics, Statistics Section, London, UK, September 16, 2016-2018.
  • Lecturer, Dortmund Technical University, Statistics Faculty, Germany, July 26-30, 2010.
  • Researcher, Tilburg University, Department of Information Systems (BIK)/Center for Economic Research (CentER), School of Economics and Business Administration (FEW), Tilburg, The Netherlands, Summer, 2002. 


Research & Teaching Assistant (RA & TA)

  • Department of Statistics, Ege University, İzmir, Turkey, 1985-1988; 1991-1994.
  • CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1989-1991. 
Research Interests: 
  • Data Science & Analytics (DS&A)
  • Streaming & Big Data
  • Data Mining (DM)
  • Computational Statistics,
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Computing
  • Early Warning System Development
  • Response Surface Methodology (RSM)
  • Metamodeling
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Quality Improvement
  • Environmental Statistics
  • System Simulation
  • Statistical Software Development 


Teaching Interests: 

  • DS&A
  • DM
  • Computational Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Statistical Computing
  • Programming Languages
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • RSM
  • Regression Analysis
  • DOE
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Applied Statistics 
Selected Publications: 


  • Recent Advances in Statistics. (Eds.) Ayhan, H.Ö., and İ. Batmaz. Ankara: Turkish Statistics İnstitute (TUİK) Press, 2007. ISBN: 978-975-01606-0-8.

Chapter in Books

  • A Categorical Principal Component Regression on Computer Assisted Instruction in Probability Domain. Kapucu, T., İlk, Ö., and İ. Batmaz. In: Trend and Perspectives in Linear Statistical Inference (Proceedings of LINSTAT’16). Springer, 2018, 143-164.
  • A Review and New Contribution on Conic Multivariate Regression Splines (CMARS): A Powerful Tool for Predictive Data Mining. Yerlikaya-Özkurt, F., Batmaz, İ., and G.-W. Weber. In: Modeling, Dynamics, Optimization and Bioeconomics I. D. Zilberman and A. A. Pinto (Eds.). Switzerland: Springer, 2014, 37, 695-722.
  • Robust Regression Metamodeling of Complex Systems: The Case of Solid Rocket Motor Performance Metamodeling. Kartal-Koç, E., Batmaz, İ., and G.-W. Weber. In: Advances in Intelligent Modelling and Simulation: Simulation Tools and ApplicationsA. Byrski, Z. Oplatkova, M. Carvalho, M. Kisiel-Dorohinicki, Series Editor: Prof. J. Kacprzyk (Eds.). Volume 416/2012. Berlin, Heilderberg: Springer Verlag, 2012, 221-251.
  • Determining the Climate Zones of Turkey by Center-Based Clustering Methods. Fahmi, F., Kartal, E., İyigün, C., Türkeş, M., Yozgatlıgil, C., Purutçuoğlu, V., Batmaz, İ., and G. Köksal. In: Nonlinear and Complex Dynamics: Applications in Physical, Biological and Financial Systems. J.A. Tenreiro Machado, Baleanu, D. and A.C.J. Luo (Eds.). New York: Springer, 2011, 171-178.
  • Overview of Knowledge Discovery in Databases Process and Data Mining for Surveillance Technologies and EWS. Batmaz, İ., and G. Köksal. In: Surveillance Technologies and Early Warning Systems: Data Mining Applications for Risk Detection. A.S. Koyuncugil and N. Özgülbaş (Eds.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publisher (Idea Group Publisher), 2011, 1-30.



  • Association of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations with Sleep Phenotypes in a German Community Sample. Dogan, E., Willenberg, A., Batmaz, İ., Enzenbach, C., Wirkner, K., Kohls, E.,Mergl, R., Thiery J., Kratzsch, J., Hegerl, U., and C. Sander.   PloS one. 2019, 14(7), e0219318.
  • A Data Mining Application to Deposit Pricing: Main Determinants and Prediction Models. Batmaz, İ., Danışoğlu, S., Kartal-Koç, E., and C. Yazıcı.   Applied Soft Computing (for Business Analytics). 2017, 60, 808-819.
  • Has the climate been changing in Turkey? Regional climate change signals based on a comparative statistical analysis of two consecutive time periods, 1950-1980 and 1981-2010. Türkeş, M., Yozgatlıgil, Batmaz, İ., C., İyigün, C., Kartal-Koç, E., Fahmi, F. and Aslan, S.  Climate Research. 2016, 70, 77-93. DOİ. 10.3354/cr01410.
  • Dynamic Simulation Metamodeling Using MARS: A case of Radar. Bozağaç, D., Batmaz, İ., and H. Oğuztüzün. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. 2016, 124, 69-86.
  • A Computational Approach to Nonparametric Regression: Bootstrapping CMARS Method. Yazıcı, C., Yerlikaya-Özkurt, F. and İ. Batmaz. Machine Learning. 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s10994-015-5502-3.
  • Efficient Adaptive Regression Spline Algorithms Based on Mapping Approach with a Case Study on Finance. Kartal-Koç, E., İyigün, C., Batmaz, İ. and G.-W. Weber. Journal of Global Optimization. 2014, 60, 103-120.
  • Precipitation Modeling by Polyhedral RCMARS and Comparison with MARS and CMARS. Özmen, A., Batmaz, İ., and G.-W. Weber. Environmental Modeling and Assessment. 2014, 19, 425-435.
  • Clustering Current Climate Regions of Turkey by Using a Multivariate Statistical Method. İyigün, C., Türkeş, M., Batmaz, İ., Yozgatlıgil, C. Purutçuoğlu-Gazi, V., Kartal-Koç, E., and M.Z., Öztürk. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2013, 114 (1), 95-106.
  • The Effect of Inspection Error on Quality and Producer Losses: The Case of Nominal-the Best Type Quality Characteristic and Rework. Köksal, G., Taşeli, A., Dolgun, L.E., and İ. Batmaz. European Journal of Industrial Engineering (EJIE). 2013, 7 (4), 497-528.
  • Comparison of Missing Value Imputation Methods for Turkish Meteorological Time Series Data. Aslan, S., Yozgatlıgil, C., İyigün, C., and İ. Batmaz. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2012, 112, 143–167.
  • A New Contribution to Nonparametric Regression with Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines Supported by Continuous Optimization. Weber, G.-W., Batmaz, İ., Köksal, G., Taylan, P., and F. Yerlikaya-Özkurt. Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering. 2012, 20 (3), 371–400.
  • A Review of Data Mining Applications for Quality Improvement in Manufacturing Industry. Köksal, G., Batmaz, İ., and M.C. Testik. Expert Systems with Applications. 2011, 38 (10), 13448-13467.
  • RCMARS: Robustification of CMARS with Different Scenarios under Polyhedral Uncertainty Set. Özmen, A., Weber, G.-W., Batmaz, İ., and Erik Kropat. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (CNSNS): Nonlinear, Fractional and Complex. 2011, 16, 4780-4787.
  • Classification Models Based on Tanaka’s Fuzzy Linear Regression Approach: The Case of Customer Satisfaction Modeling. Şikkeli, G., Köksal, G., Batmaz, İ., and Ö. Türker-Bayrak. Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems: Applications in Engineering and Technology. 2010, 21 (5), 341-351.
Scholarships & Awards & Honers: 
  • TÜBİTAK, International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Programme, Imperial College, Department of Mathematics, Statistics Section, London, UK, 2016-2017.
  • Best MSc Thesis Award, METU, Özmen, A., Principal Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Weber, Co-advisor: Prof. Dr. İnci Batmaz, 2012.
  • Best MSc Thesis Award, METU, Yerlikaya, F., Principal Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gerhard W. Weber, Co-advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. İnci Batmaz, 2009.
  • Fellowship for Visiting Scientists Program; Graduate Summer School Funding Program;  National Scientific Activities Funding Program, TÜBİTAK, 2007.  
  • The Netherlands National Research Foundation (NOW) Research Grand, Department of Information Systems (BIK)/Center for Economic Research (CentER), School of Economics and Business Administration (FEW), Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands, Summer, 2002.
  • Publication Award, METU, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
  • Faculty Performance Award, METU, 2003-2005; 2005-2007; 2007-2009; 2009-2011; 2011-2013;2016-2917.
  • Publication Support Award, TÜBİTAK, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2015.
  • Research Project Reconciliation and Scholarship Reward, TÜBİTAK, Project Number: YDABÇAĞ-100Y059, 2001.
  • TA & RA Scholarship, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1989-1991.
  • Fulbright Doctoral Research Scholarship, CMU, Department of Statistics, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 1988-1991.