Fatihcan M. Atay

Principal Investigator, Coordinator of the group "Dynamical Systems and Network Analysis",
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

Habilitation, Applied Mathematics, 1998

Ph.D. 1994, and Sc.M. 1991, Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI
Thesis Advisor: John Mallet-Paret

M.S. with High Honors, Systems and Control Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1989

B.S. with Honors, Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1985

Robert College, Istanbul, 1981

Work History
Principal Investigator
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (2002-present)

Senior Research Scientist and Technical Consultant
Artesis Technology Systems, Istanbul (1998-2002)

Assistant Professor
Koc University, Mathematics Department, Istanbul (1994-1998)

Research Assistant
Brown University, Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems Providence, RI (1991-1993)

Teaching Assistant
Brown University, Division of Applied Mathematics, Providence,RI (1993-1994 and 1990-1991)
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Mathematics Department (1986-1989); Physics Department (1983-1984)

Research Interests
Dynamical systems, delay differential equations, networks and graph theory, complex systems, difference equations, control theory, delayed feedback systems, mathematical biology and neuroscience, industrial mathematics.

Professional Activities
Coordinator of the MatheMACS consortium: Mathematics of Multi-Level Complex Anticipatory Systems, supported by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (grant no.318723).

Convenor (with D. Mugnolo and P. Kurasov) of the program Discrete and Continuous Models in the Theory of Networks, ZIF Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld (2012–2017).

Senior Member, Center for Dynamics, Technical University of Dresden (2015- )

Editorial Board, Springer book series Advances in Delays and Dynamics.

Guest Editor
European Physical Journal B, topical issue for ECCS'09 (publ. 2010; with Holger Kantz)
Theory in Biosciences, topical issue for ECCS'10 (publ. 2012; with Markus Kirkilionis)

Committee Member
Conference Chair and Program Committees
External Referee for Funding and Awards Bodies
Reviewer for Journals: J. Differential Equations, J. Dynamics and Differential Equations, Nonlinearity, SIAM J. Appl. Dynamical Systems, SIAM J. Math. Analysis, J. Functional Analysis, J. Math. Analysis and Applications, Mathematica Applicanda, Phil. Trans. Royal Society A, Physica D, Chaos, Comm. Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Physics Letters A, J. Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, European J. Physics, Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, Advances in Complex Systems, Int. J. Control, Automatica, Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, IEEE Trans. Neural Networks, J. Sound and Vibration, Nonlinear Dynamics, BMC Systems Biology, Theory in Biosciences, Biological Cybernetics, J. Computational Neuroscience, Neurocomputing, Cognitive Neurodynamics.

Workshop Organization

External PhD Examiner, University of Bristol (2010); Université Paris Sud (2013)

Honorary Lecturer at the Summer Academy of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) (2010).

Extended Research Visits
Hokkaido University, Japan, Dept. Mathematics, 2006 (1 month).
Supelec, France, Laboratory of Signals and Systems, 2014 (1 month).

Society Membership: American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Complex Systems Society (CSS).

Industrial Research
I have taken part in the founding of Artesis Technology Systems in 1998, and worked there as a senior research scientist as well as a shareholder until 2002. Artesis is a research company that develops original technologies in the area of model-based fault detection and condition monitoring for electrical machinery, and is a subsidiary of Arcelik A.S., a major European manufacturer of domestic appliances, better known for its Beko brand of products. My responsibilities at Artesis consisted of conducting and supervising the main research activities, including the modeling and analysis of nonlinear electro-mechanical systems; development of mathematical methods for system identification and fault detection, developing algorithms for control, parameter estimation, signal processing, and optimization, and implementing into high-tech industrial products. The original technology developed at Artesis has won several prestigious awards, among them the Technology Grand Prize of 1999, the biggest national technology award.

Major Grants & Honors

Invited Talks