Dr. Necibe Tuncer
Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences
ntuncer@fau.edu
Boca Raton  SE43, Room 202
About me:
My research expertise lies at the exciting intersection of mathematics and biology, with a strong focus on developing novel mathematical methods and techniques, both analytically and computationally, to address complex challenges in the field of biological sciences.
My expertise in mathematical epidemiology lies on developing structural and practical identifiability analysis of multiscale infectious disease models. Multiscale epidemic models link the individual scale (withinhost model) virus/pathogen dynamics with the epidemiological dynamics such as transmission of the viral infection at the population scale (betweenhost model). These nested models assume a specified relationship between the level of infection within an infected individual and the rate at which the infected individual transmits the pathogen to susceptible individuals. A multiscale infectious disease model is said to be structurally identifiable when distinct parameter values generate distinct observations, and, as a consequence, the model parameters are uniquely determined from an infinite amount of noisefree data. Moreover, the multiscale model is practically identifiable if parameters are uniquely determined when discrete noisy data is considered. The formal analysis of structural identifiability of the nested multiscale models, which are described as integrodifferential equations, is difficult, and less is known about identifiability of multiscale immunoepidemic models. Over the years, I have been fortunate to collaborate with esteemed researchers, resulting in numerous published articles and successful NSF grants.
Positions:

Professor
, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 2023  Present

Associate Professor
, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 2018  2023

Assistant Professor
, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, 2014  2018

Assistant Professor
, Department of Mathematics, The University of Tulsa, 2011  2014

John Thompson Research Assistant Professor
, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida, 2008  2011

Lecturer
, Georgia State University, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 2007 2008
Education:
 Doctorate of Philosophy, Mathematics; Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2007
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A novel finite element discretization of domains with spheroidal geometry"
Advisor: Prof. Amnon J. Meir
 Master of Science, Mathematics; Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, 2001
"On the convergence and iterates of qBernstein polynomials"
Advisor: Prof. Halil Oruc
 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics; Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey,1999
"Shooting Method and Extrapolation for Singular TwoPoint Boundary Value Problems"
Advisor: Prof. Sennur Somali
Research/Teaching Grants:

NSF Grant,
DMS 1951626, Collaborative Research: Modeling the opioid and HIV epidemics
Necibe Tuncer (PI), July 2020  July 2024.

NSF Grant
,
DMS1917506, Fifth Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics, (CMPD5), 2019  2020.

Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB), Fifth Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics CMPD5, 2020.

NSF Grant,
DMS 1515442, Collaborative Research: Linking WithinHost and BetweenHost Infectious Disease Dynamics, Necibe Tuncer (PI), September 2015  September 2019.

NSF Grant,
DMS 1220342, Avian Flu: Modeling and implications for control, Maia MArtcheva, (PI), Necibe Tuncer (coPI), September 2012  September 2016.
 Preparation for Industrial Careers in Mathematical Sciences (PIC Math) Faculty for Spring 2017.
 Simon Fellowship, Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences, (University of Cambridge), UK, July 2015 December 2015.
 European Commission Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar, June 2014.

FAU,
Distinction Through Discovery Undergraduate Curriculum Grant for developing "Applied Analysis and Modeling in Mathematics" course, 2016.

FAU,
Distinction Through Discovery Undergraduate Curriculum Grant for developing "Introduction to Mathematical Epidemiology" course, 2015.
Scholarly Activities
 Member of the editoral board for the Scientific Reports, 2023  Present.
 Member of the editoral board for the Journal of Biological Systems, 2015  Present.
 Member of the editoral board for the Mathematical Biosciences, 2016  2023.
 Invited Editor for the 25th Year special issue of the Journal of Biological Systems
 Department of Mathematical Sciences Committee for Graduate Studies