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Dr. Fatih Koksal

Assistant Professor

Dr. Fatih Koksal received a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University in 2007 for his work in fiber optic networking and an M.S. from the same department in 2000 for his work in VLSI design of artificial neural networks. After earning his B.S. from the same department in 1998, he worked as a software engineer for several companies for three years, and as a project manager and a consultant in datamining and statistics for SAS Institute for six years. After leaving SAS, he became a free-lance consultant and worked in Turkey, Middle East and South Africa. He moved to USA in 2007 and started another Ph.D. in pure mathematics in Texas Tech University. There, he worked in the Biology Department as a researcher for a year, and in the Mathematics Department as an instructor for seven years. He has taught mathematics, physics and chemistry to high school students privately for ten years, datamining, statistics and programming to business people for six years, and undergraduate mathematics courses to university students since 2008. His research areas include machine learning, artificial intelligence, fiber optic networking, genetics and homological algebra of rings, and he has journal publications in those areas. He received his second Ph.D. in 2015 and started to work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at Lewis University.


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Texas Tech University, 2015
  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, 2007
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, 2000
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Bogazici University, 1998