Ilhan Izmirli
 7039935168 (office)
 iizmirl2@gmu.edu

Nguyen Engineering Building, 1723
4400 University Drive, MS 4A7
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Biography
Ilhan Izmirli grew up surrounded by books and a profound sense of deference for education, a practice, which, according to Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900), “makes one rogue cleverer than another.” To Izmirli, the pursuit of knowledge is at once esoteric and abstract for the sole purpose of attaining intellectual maturity, cultural sensitivity, and social consciousness. As he continued academic study, he was equally attracted to literature, mathematics, music, and physics and was having a hard time deciding which one of these disciplines to study in college. Before graduating from high school, Izmirli was exposed to the vast universality of mathematics. The infiniteness that arose from relatively simple situations left him enthralled with serious computation.
Inspired by his first encounter with tessellation of planar mathematics and its application in natural studies, Izmirli has devoted his research to mathematics and statistics education; philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of science; history of mathematics; relations between mathematics and other disciplines such as physics, philosophy, and music; and chaos theory. He has presented numerous papers on these and related topics in international conferences throughout the world.
Degrees
PhD, History of Mathematics, American University (2008)
PhD, Mathematics, University of South Carolina (1987)
MS, Mathematics, University of Istanbul
BS, Mathematics, Bosphorus University
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Faculty Rank: Instructor
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Classes
Fall 2018
 STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I Section 002
 STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I Section 003
 STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I Section 005
 STAT 344 Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I Section 006
 STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I Section 008
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Research
Research Interests
Applied Probability, Mathematics Education, Statistics Education, History of Mathematics, History of Statistics, Foundations of Mathematicss