## 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. Currently, I am applying for research positions.

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

- S. Kuzgun and D. Nualart (2021): Convergence of densities of sptatial avergaes of stochastic heat equation.
*Submitted.*Pdf - S. Kuzgun and D. Nualart (2020): Feynman-Kac formula for iterated derivatives of the parabolic Anderson model.
*Submitted.*Pdf - S. Kuzgun and D. Nualart (2019): Rate of convergence in the Breuer-Major theorem via chaos expansions.
*Stochastic Analysis and Applications.*Pdf

- Upcoming

December 3 - December 5, 2021. Short talk at Frontier Probability Days, Las Vegas, Nevada.

January 5 - January 8, 2022. Poster presenter at the AWM session of Joint Mathematics Meetings, Seattle.

- Past

October 4 - October 6, 2021. Speaker at the contributed talks session of Junior Female Researchers in Probability, Berlin, online.

August 2 - August 6, 2021. Speaker at Gaussian Random Fields, Fractals, SPDEs, and Extremes, University of Alabama in Huntsville.

June 16 - June 18, 2021. Speaker at the PhD Session of Young Researchers between Geometry and Stochastic Analysis 2021, online.

June 11, 2021. Speaker at the Math Grad Seminars, Boğaziçi University, online.

August 24 - August 28, 2020. Pre-recorded talk at Bernoulli-IMS One World Symposium, online.

March 4 - March 7, 2020. Poster presenter at Seminar on Stochastic Processes, Michigan State University.

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

This summer, Feride Ceren Köse, Oğuz Şavk and I organized 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.

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.

Links

Here is a list containing helpful links:

- Directed Reading Program Turkey
- Women in Probability
- Advice for Probability Graduate Students
- Online Research Seminars
- Stochastic Analysis under Covid
- Malliavin-Stein Approach