Website: people.vcu.edu/~askavruk
EDUCATION
Ph. D., Mathematics, University of Houston (Vern I. Paulsen, advisor)
M. A., Mathematics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (Aurelian Gheondea, advisor)
B. S., Mathematics, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
VISITING POSITIONS
University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, JL Doob Research Asst. Prof.
University of Houston, Postdoctoral research fellow.
RESEARCH
Operator Algebras, Operator systems, C*algebras, tensor products in operator algebras and nuclearity related properties.
Application concern Quantum Information Theory, noncommutative probability, order and positivity theory.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 On a noncommutative analogue of a classical result of Namioka and Phelps (To appear in J. of Functional Analysis)
 Characterizations of the Weak Expectation Property (with D. Farenick, V.I. Paulsen and I.G. Todorov) New York J. of Math., to appear.
 Operator systems from discrete groups (with D. Farenick, V.I. Paulsen and I.G. Todorov), Comm. in Math. Physics: Vol. 329, Issue 1 (2014), Page 207238
 The Weak Expectation Property and Riesz Interpolations (Submitted, preprint is available at arXiv:1201.5414)
 Nuclearity Related Properties in Operator Systems J. of Operator Theory Volume 71, Issue 1, Winter 2014 pp. 95156

C*algebras with the weak expectation property and a multivariable analogue of Ando’s theorem on the numerical radius (with D. Farenick and Vern I. Paulsen), J. of Op. Theory, Vol. 70, Issue 2, Autumn 2013
 Quotients, exactness and nuclearity in the operator system category (with V.I. Paulsen, I.G. Todorov and M. Tomforde) Adv. in Math. Vol. 235, 1 March 2013, Pages 321–360
 Tensor products of operator systems (with V.I. Paulsen, I.G. Todorov and M. Tomforde) J. of Functional Analysis Vol. 261, Issue 2, (2011), 267299
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Mathematical Society
HONORS & AWARDS
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation.
I am a J. L. Doob Research Scholar.