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

Habilitation, Applied Mathematics,
1998
Ph.D. 1994, and Sc.M. 1991, Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI
Thesis Advisor: John MalletParet
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 (2002present)
Senior Research Scientist and Technical Consultant
Artesis Technology Systems,
Istanbul
(19982002)
Assistant Professor
Koc University,
Mathematics Department, Istanbul (19941998)
Research Assistant
Brown University,
Lefschetz Center for Dynamical Systems
Providence, RI (19911993)
Teaching Assistant
Brown University,
Division of Applied Mathematics, Providence,RI (19931994 and 19901991)
Bogazici University, Istanbul, Mathematics Department (19861989); Physics Department (19831984)
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 MultiLevel 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
 Executive Committee,
Complex Systems Society (formerly the European Complex Systems Society) (2007present).
 Steering Committee, European Conferences on Complex Systems (20082012).
 Max Planck Delegation for improving scientific collaboration
between Germany and Turkey (2008present).
 Selection Committee, Max Planck Society Partner Institute for Computational Biology, Shanghai (2011).
Conference Chair and Program Committees
 Chair of the track “MultiLevel Modeling” at the 2015 Complex Systems Digital Campus World eConference.
 Chair of the track “Mathematics and Simulation” at the 2010 European Conference on Complex Systems.
 Cochair of the track “Mathematics and Simulation” at the 2009 European Conference on Complex Systems.
 Program Committee Member:
 COMPLEXIS 2016: 1st International Conference on Complex Information Systems, Rome, Italy, 2224 April, 2016.
 Dynamical Structures in Complex Systems: An InformationTheoretic Perspective, Lucca, Italy, Sept. 25, 2014.
 IEEE SMC: Int. Conf. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Manchester, UK, Oct. 13–16, 2013.
External Referee for Funding and Awards Bodies
 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
 Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
 Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC)
 Chile National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT)
 Research Corporation for Science Advancement, USA (RCSA)
 Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
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
 2nd DresdenLeipzig Dynamics Day, Leipzig, Germany, Jan.22, 2016.
 Summer school and workshop on Dynamics of MultiLevel Systems, Dresden, Germany, June 119, 2015. (with K. Lindgren and E. Olbrich)
 COMPOLICY – Complex evolutionary dynamics: actors, territories and policies, Satellite workshop at the ECCS’14: European Conference on Complex Systems, Lucca, Italy, Sept. 24, 2014.
(with F. Niglia et al.)
 Dynamics of Multilevel Complex Systems, Satellite workshop at the ECCS’14: European Conference on Complex Systems, Lucca, Italy, Sept. 25, 2014. (with P.~Bourgine et al.)
 Invited minisymposium on Differential Delay Equations at the 10th AIMS Conf. Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Madrid, Spain, July 7–11, 2014. (with B. LaniWayda and H.O. Walther)
 Time delays in Networks, Tutorial workshop at the ECC’14: European Control Conference, Strasbourg, France, June 24, 2014.
 Time Delay Systems: Theory, Numerics, and Analytical Approaches for Applications, Tutorial workshop at the 2013 IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, Dec. 9, 2013
 Mathematical Methods in MultiLevel Systems,
Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 18, 2013.
 Time Delay Systems: Stability & Control in Applications, tutorial workshop at the
European Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, July 16, 2013.
 Modeling Neural Mass Action in Brain Networks using
Differential Equations, Berlin, Germany, July 22, 2009. (with T. Knösche)
 Networks, Dynamics, and Biology, Leipzig, Germany, Mar. 6, 2009.
 Genetic and Biological Networks, Dresden, Germany, Oct. 4, 2007.
 Complex TimeDelay Systems, Paris, France, Nov. 17, 2005.
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 modelbased 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 electromechanical systems; development of mathematical methods for system identification and fault detection, developing algorithms for control, parameter estimation, signal processing, and optimization, and implementing into hightech 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
 MatheMACS:
Mathematics for MultiLevel Anticipatory Complex Systems, Coordinator and PI, 20122015.
Supported by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (grant no.318723); Total budget 3.3M EUR; EU contribution 2.5M EUR.

Discrete and Continuous Models in the Theory of Networks,
coPI (with D. Mugnolo and P. Kurasov), 20122015 (extended until 2017 after successful completion.) Supported by
ZiF, Center for Interdisciplinary Research; 100K EUR.
 Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering (20032009) and Who's Who in the World (2009).
 Landahl Travel Grant of the Society of Mathematical Biology (2005).
 Max Planck Society Research Fellowship (20022005).
 NATO Advanced Study Institute travel grant (2002).

The Motor Quality Monitor (MQM) system, developed and patented by our
research team at ArtesisArcelik Technology Systems, received the
Technology Grand Prize (1999), the highest national technology award,
issued jointly by TUBITAKTTGVTUSIAD. Another original technology of Artesis,
the Motor Condition Monitor (MCM), was a finalist in the
competition for the same prize (2000).
MCM also received Control Engineering Magazine's
Annual
Editors' Choice Award in technological advancement (2000).
 Elected to Sigma Xi,
the Scientific Research Society (1992).
 Brown University Fellowship (1989); Graduate Assistantship (19901994).
Invited Talks
 1st RomanianTurkish Mathematics Colloquium, Constanta, Romania, Oct. 1418, 2015.
 XIV. Latin American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena (Plenary speaker), Cartagena, Colombia, Sept. 2125, 2015.
 10th Colloq. Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, Bolyai Institute, Szeged, Hungary, July. 14, 2015.
 Thematic Program on Delay Differential Equations, Fields Institute, Toronto, Canada, May 2529, 2015.
 Europäische Städte im Wandel: Standortwettbewerb, Netzwerke, Urban Dynamics und Change Management, Münster, Germany, Mar. 10, 2015.
 Frontier Mathematical Problems in Network Science and Data Geometry (Plenary speaker), Sanya, China, Jan. 59, 2015.
 10th Chinese Conference of Complex Networks (Keynote speaker), Changsha, China, Oct. 1719, 2014.
 Collective Dynamics in Coupled Oscillator Systems, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 2426, 2014.
 Control of SelfOrganizing Nonlinear Systems, Warnemuende, Germany, Aug. 2528, 2014.
 10th AIMS Conf. Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications,
in two special sessions: “Nonlocally Coupled Dynamical Systems” and “Dynamics of Networks in Biology and Chemistry”, Madrid, Spain, July 711, 2014.
 Coupled Cell Networks and Dynamics, Porto, Portugal, Feb. 35, 2014.
 Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, Marseille, France, Jan. 30–31, 2014
 Inhomogeneous Random Systems, Institut Henri Poincare, Paris, Jan. 2829, 2014.
 26th National Mathematics Symposium of the Turkish Mathematical Society (Plenary speaker),
Diyarbakir, Turkey, Sept. 47, 2013.
 CHAOS 2013: The 6th Chaotic Modeling and Simulation Conference (Plenary speaker), Istanbul, Turkey, June 1114, 2013.
 Global Systems Science: Role of models and data, Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 78, 2013.
 Oberwolfach Conference on Dynamics of Patterns, Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, Dec. 1622, 2012.
 Eugene Wigner Colloquium, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Dec. 6, 2012.
 Coupled Networks, Patterns, and Complexity (Keynote speaker), Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 1921, 2012.
 8th Dynamics Day Delhi (Plenary speaker), New Delhi, India, Nov. 10, 2012.
 Complex Processes in Plasmas and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Conference in honor
of Abhijit Sen, Gandhinagar, India, Nov. 69, 2012.
 Int. Conf. Delayed Complex Systems (Keynote speaker), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 48, 2012.
 Dynamics of Differential Equations, Conference in honor of the 60th birthday of John MalletParet, Providence, USA, May. 46, 2012.
 CCS2012: 4th Int. Interdisciplinary Chaos Symposium on
Chaos and Complex Systems, Antalya, Turkey, Apr. 29May 2, 2012.
 Istanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences, Turkey, Apr. 6, 2012.
 Mathematics for the Dynamics of Multilevel Systems,
Venice, Italy, Feb. 2628, 2012.
 Mathematics in Network Science: Implications to Socially Coupled Systems,
Turin, Italy, Nov. 2123, 2011.
 SpatioTemporal Evolution Equations and Neural Fields,
CIRM, Marseille, France, Oct. 2428, 2011.
 ICIAM 2011: 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics,
in the invited minisymposium "Delayed network dynamics", Vancouver, Canada, July 1822, 2011.
 Delay Differential Equations in Applications: Common Themes and Methods
(satellite conference of the ICIAM 2011),
Vancouver, Canada, July 1416, 2011.
 9th Colloq. Qualitative theory of Differential Equations,
Bolyai Institute, Szeged, Hungary, June 28  July 1, 2011.
 Mathematics in the Science of Complex Systems, European Centre for Living Technology,
Venice, Italy, Feb. 1719, 2011.
 Colloquium of the Center for Nonlinear Science, Muenster University, Germany, Nov. 30, 2010.
 Graph Theory and Its Applications, Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 1517, 2010.
 MultiScale Dynamics and Evolvability of Biological Networks, Leipzig, Germany, Oct. 46, 2010.
 Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics, Bangalore, India, July 2629, 2010.
 Nonlinear Dynamics on Networks, Kiev, Ukraine, July 59, 2010.
 8th AIMS Conf. on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications,
in two special sessions: "Delay differential equations" and "Spatially structured oscillations and waves in neural media", Dresden, Germany, May 2528, 2010.
 Point Processes in Neuroscience, Buchenbach, Germany, Apr. 1214, 2010.
 Eugene Wigner Colloquium, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, Jan. 28, 2010.
 Physics Colloquium, University of Ulm, Germany, Nov. 16, 2009.
 Delayed Complex Systems, MPIPKS, Dresden, Germany, Oct. 59, 2009.
 Networks: Dynamics and Flows, Warwick, UK, Sept. 28  Oct. 2, 2009.
 Bernstein Seminar, BCCN Freiburg, Germany, Sept. 17, 2009.
 7th PanAfrican Congress of Mathematicians
(Plenary speaker), Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, Aug. 38, 2009.
 4th Int. Summer School in Biomedical Engineering: Connectivity and Information Transfer in the Brain, Leipzig, Germany,
Aug. 1327, 2009.
 Structure and Dynamics of Networks (Keynote speaker), Blaubeuren, Germany, July 912, 2009.
 Mathematics Colloquium, University of Ulm, Germany, Dec. 14, 2008.
 Complex Dynamics in Large Coupled Systems, Berlin, Germany,
Nov. 1719, 2008.
 Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany, Nov. 21, 2006.
 Networks in Computational Biology, Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 1012, 2006.
 6th AIMS Conf. on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications,
in the special session "Delay differential equations", Poitiers, France, June 2528, 2006.
 Dynamics on Complex Networks and Applications, Dresden, Germany, Feb. 1324, 2006.
 Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics, Bristol, UK, Nov. 4, 2005.
 Network: From Biology To Theory, Beijing, China, April 48, 2005.