Dr. Hasan Coskun
Office: Binnion 314
Web site: faculty.tamuc.edu/hcoskun
Dr. Coskun is an associate professor and graduate faculty member in Mathematics Department at Texas A&M University Commerce. His research interests have been interdisciplinary and manifold. He has made significant contributions in the area of algebraic combinatorics; more specifically in the theory of symmetric rational functions, multiple q-series and elliptic hypergeometric series identities and their applications. In particular, he has jointly generalized Macdonald polynomials to elliptic Macdonald functions, constructed an elliptic BCn Bailey Lemma and its variants, and proved multiple generalizations of the celebrated q-series identities including the Rogers-Ramanujan identities, and the Euler pentagonal number theorem. In addition, he has recently constructed multiple analogues of celebrated families of combinatorial special numbers such as binomial coefficients, Stirling, Bernoulli, Bell, Catalan and Fibonacci numbers, and polygonal numbers.
Dr. Coskun has expanded his research interests into the fields of applied mathematics, mathematical biology and ststistics. In particular, he has worked on projects in speech analysis, cell motility analysis, medical imaging, and optimal parameter estimation in biological system models. The results of his joint cancer research project, for example, was featured at national media channels such as the Science Daily. He has been able to secure several internal and external grant funding in support of his research projects, including a recent THECB Advanced Research Program grant award for $108,000.
Dr. Coskun has been teaching as a full-time faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce for the last decade. His teaching philosophy and practices have evolved through teaching most of the undergraduate and graduate level curriculum courses in mathematics and statistics at this institution. He has always strived to integrate mathematical technologies extensively in classroom instruction. Dr. Coskun's innovative strategies in this direction was featured at the university Faculty Spotlight website, and he was nominated for the Faculty Senate Professional Excellence in Technology Recognition Award in 2013. He has designed and taught new courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, including online and distance education courses, has mentored undergraduate research projects, supervised master's theses, and served in dissertation committees.
Dr. Coskun has served the department, the college, the university, and the profession at numerous capacities such as the organizer of the departmental colloquium and AMS sectional meetings, member of tenure and promotion, program review and faculty search committees, elected representative of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Graduate Council, and the subcommittee chair of the university SACS Accreditation Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Committee, etc. He has been serving as an editor for five peer reviewed journals, and tutoring the national Putnam Exam team for the Mathematics Department.