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Contact Info

Middle East Technical University
Department of Mathematics, Office Z42
06800 Çankaya Ankara TURKEY
Tel: +90 312 2105358
E-mail: kotal[ A T ]metu[DOT]edu[DOT]tr

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WELCOME

I am a Ph.D. student and a teaching & research assistant at Middle East Technical University. Here is my CV for more detail.

Teaching announcements

    During 2016-2017 Spring Term I am assisting for the following courses.
    • MATH 153 Calculus for Mathematics Students I: All announcements will be made and documents will be shared by emails, the students enrolled in this course are supposed to check their metumail accounts regularly. The syllabus is available also on the website of the professor.
    • MATH 154 Calculus for Mathematics Students II: All announcements and document sharings will be on the METUCLASS system and the official website of the course.

Research work

    In general, I am working on problems covered in algebraic coding theory and cryptography. In particular, I have studies on rank metric codes, subspace codes and finite chain rings. Here are some of my recent studies:
    • E. Martínez-Moro, K. Otal and F. Özbudak, "Additive cyclic codes over finite commutative chain rings", (2017). arxiv:1701.06672
    • K. Otal and F. Özbudak, "Additive rank metric codes", IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory 63, 164-168 (2017). doi:10.1109/tit.2016.2622277
    • K. Otal and F. Özbudak, "Cyclic subspace codes via subspace polynomials", Des. Codes Cryptogr. (2016). doi:10.1007/s10623-016-0297-1
    • K. Otal and F. Özbudak, "Explicit constructions of some non-Gabidulin linear MRD codes", Adv. Math. Comm. 10, 589-600 (2016). doi:10.3934/amc.2016028

Professional past

  • Academical degrees:
    • Ph.D.: Institute of Applied Mathematics (Cryptography Program), Middle East Technical University (2012 - Present),
    • M.S.: Department of Mathematics, TOBB University of Economics and Technology (2010 - 2012),
    • B.S.: Department of Mathematics, TOBB University of Economics and Technology (2006 - 2010).
  • Work experience:
    • Teaching & research assistant - Mathematics Department, Middle East Technical University (2012 - Present),
    • Teaching & research assistant - Mathematics Department, TOBB University of Economics and Technology (2010 - 2012).