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Şefika Kuzgun

Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Research Assistant
University of Kansas, Department of Mathematics
e-mail: sefika.kuzgun@ku.edu


I am a mathematics PhD student at the University of Kansas. My research interests lie in probability and analysis. I apply stochastic analysis and Malliavin calculus to study stochastic partial differential equations. My advisor is Professor David Nualart. Here is my curriculum vitae. Starting Fall 2022, I will be a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at University of Rochester.

Ray Zhang and I are organizing a graduate student probability seminar. For the list of the talks, see Graduate Student Probability Seminar .

  1. S. Kuzgun and D. Nualart (2021): Convergence of densities of spatial averages of stochastic heat equation. Submitted. Pdf
  2. S. Kuzgun and D. Nualart (2020): Feynman-Kac formula for iterated derivatives of the parabolic Anderson model. Potential Analysis. Pdf
  3. S. Kuzgun and D. Nualart (2019): Rate of convergence in the Breuer-Major theorem via chaos expansions. Stochastic Analysis and Applications. Pdf
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I am not teaching this academic year because I am supported as a graduate research assistant.

In the both academic years 2020 and 2021, I was among the finalists for the Florence Black Award for Excellence in Teaching at University of Kansas. For this teaching award, finalists and the winner are chosen based on teaching evaluations and observations of classroom teaching.

I solved couple of examples for the Calculus I Gateway Exam, you can watch an example via this link.


  Service and Outreach

During summer 2021, I, together with Feride Ceren Köse and Oğuz Şavk, cofounded and coorganized the first Directed Reading Program Turkey. In this program young researchers from all around the world are coupled with undergraduate students studying mathematics at universities in Turkey, to read a selected book or article together. Student presentations at the end of the program can be found here. And here is a picture from the symposium.

News: DRP Turkey 2022 is now accepting applications!

I am the past president of University of Kansas Student Chapter of Association for Women in Mathematics (2020-2021). In addition to hosting regular weekly seminars, I initiated the special online meetings for graduate students to socialize during Covid-19 conditions. I served on the executive board of University of Kansas Student Chapter of the American Mathematical Society for two years, first as the secretary and then as vice president. During these two years, we organized for example, a series of seminars for professional development, a mentoring program for beginning graduate students and study groups for qualifying exams.

Since 2019, I have been a volunteer for the April Math Awareness Month activities at the University of Kansas, where local fifth graders spend a day with graduate students playing math related games.


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