Subasi, Munevver

Associate Professor
Mathematical Sciences

Personal Overview

I am seeking strongly motivated graduate students who have passion for mathematics and its exciting applications. If you are interested in pursuing Ph.D. degree in Operations Research and would like to investigate various problems in the field of Stochastic Programming, apply to our Operations Research Ph.D. program at

Educational Background

B.S.    Mathematics, summa cum laude, 1997

          Cukurova University, Adana, TURKEY

M.S.    Mathematics, 1999

           Cukurova University, Adana, TURKEY

           Thesis Title: Lie Algebras, Programs and Applications
           Advisor: Dr. Naime Ekici
           Area of Study: Lie Algebras

Ph.D.   Operations Research, 2008

            Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

            Dissertation Title: New Results in Probability Bounding, A Convexity Statement and Unimodality of             Multivariate Discrete Distributions
            Advisor: Dr. Andras Prekopa
            Area of Study: Stochastic Programming

Post-doc Operations Research and Bioinformatics, 2008-2010

            RUTCOR, Rutgers Center for Operations Research, New Jersey, USA

            Mentors: Dr. Endre Boros and Dr. Andras Prekopa

            BioMaPS Institute, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

            Mentor: Dr. Gyan Bhanot

Recognition & Awards

NSF REU Site: Research at the Intersection of Biology and Mathematics, $319,233, 10/01/2014-09/01/2017

  • PI: David Carroll, Department of Biological Sciences
  • co-PI: Munevver Mine Subasi, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • REU Team: Biological Sciences: Lisa Moore, Andrew Palmer, Christin Pruett and Rob van Woesik. From Mathematical Sciences: Jian Du, Jewgeni Dshalalow and Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie

The Community Foundation of Brevard’s Kenneth R. Finken and Dorothy Hallam Finken Endowment Fund, Breast Cancer Research, $21,184, 07/01/2013-06/01/2014


Current Courses


  • Discrete Mathematics (MTH2051)
  • Intro to Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics (MTH2401)
  • Stochastic OR Models (ORP 5002)

FALL 2015

  • Applied Discrete Mathematics (MTH5051)
  • Probability and Statistics (MTH2401)


  • Deterministic OR Models/Introduction to Linear Optimization (ORP5001/MTH5007) - Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Stochastic OR Models/Intro to Probability Models (ORP5002/MTH5009) - Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Mathematical Programming/Optimization Methods and Models (ORP5010/MTH5107) - Spring 2015
  • Applied Discrete Mathematics (MTH5051) - Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Special Topics: Applied Biostatistics (MTH5050) - Fall 2014
  • Advanced Topics in Math Programming (ORP 6010) - Spring 2014
  • Computational Methods in OR (ORP5090/MTH5050) - Fall 2012
  • Combinatorics and Graph Theory (MTH5050 / ORP5090) - Fall 2011, Spring 2013


  • Combinatorics and Graph Theory (MTH3051/CSE2500) - Spring 2011, Fall 2013, 2014
  • Probability and Statistics (MTH2401) - Fall 2010, Spring 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Trigonometry Review (MTH1801) - Fall 2012

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, March 2016 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology, August 2010 - March 2016
  • Research Associate, BioMaPS Institute, Rutgers University, September 2009 - June 2010
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, RUTCOR, Rutgers University, September 2008 - June 2009
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, June 2008 - June 2010
  • Teaching Assistant, RUTCOR, Rutgers University, September 2001 - May 2008
  • Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, Summer 2003 - Summer 2008
  • Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Cukurova University, September 1997 - June 2000

Additional Duties

Current Research

Dr. Subasi’s research interests lie primarily in the area of stochastic programming, including two-stage/multistage problems with probabilistic constraints, the convexity theory of probabilistic constrained stochastic programming problems, probability bounding problem, and multivariate discrete unimodality.

Her other research interests include combinatorial data analysis with a focus on pattern based feature selection methods and data mining with applications to medicine and biology. She is currently analyzing breast cancer and lung cancer datasets (collaborators: Dr. Gabriela Alexe from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and Dr. Anupama Reddy from Novartis) to identify combinations of molecular and clinical features that are highly correlated with cancer patient outcome. She is also collaborating with Dr. Michael Lipkowitz (Georgetown University Medical Center) to develop a mathematical model that is used to predict the progression rate of chronic kidney disease.

Ph.D. Advisees

  • Ahmed Binmahfoudh - Expected Graduation Date: May 2017
  • Majed Alharbi - Expected Graduation Date: December 2017
  • Melissa Moreno - Expected Graduation Date: May 2018
  • Travaughn Bain - Expected Graduation Date: December 2018
  • Juan Felix Avila Herrera - Graduation Date: May 2013

M.S. Thesis Advisees

  • Isa Tuncman -  Graduation Date: July 2015
  • Amanda Horbert - Expected Graduation Date: May 2016
  • Kshetrajna Raghavan - Graduation Date: December 2013

Undergraduate Research Students

  • Zoe Ashton (Math Sciences) - Recipient of 2016 President's Award for Undergraduate Research in College of Science at 2016 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase
  • Matthew Malczyk (Math Sciences) - Recipient of 2013 President's Award for Undergraduate Research in College of Science and Best-in-Show in Mathematical Sciences at 2013 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase
  • Nicole Johnson (Math Sciences) - Best-in-Show in Mathematical Sciences at 2013 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase
  • Roby Poteau (Math Sciences & Biomath) - Recipient of 2012 President's Award for Undergraduate Research in College of Science at 2012 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase - Recently joined the grad prgram in Operations Research
  • Olayinka Badejo (Math Sciences) - Dual MS degree in Systems Engineering and Operations Research - Recently assumed a position of Operations Research Analyst at Piper Aircraft, Inc. in Vero Beach, FL.
  • Joshua Adadevoh (ECE & Applied Math)

Selected Publications

  • New Bounds for the k-out-of-n Type Probabilities under Unimodality Condition (2015). Working paper.
  • Logical Analysis of Multi-class Data (2013). Submitted to Annals of Operations Research (with J.F. Avila Herrera).
  • A new approach to select significant patterns in Logical Analysis of Data (2012). Submitted to Discrete Applied Mathematics. Available as RUTCOR Research Report RRR 31-2012 (with J.F. Avila Herrera).
  • A new imputation method for incomplete binary data. Discrete Applied Mathematics (2011), 159 (10), 1040-1047 (with M. Anthony, P.L. Hammer, E. Subasi).
  • Uniform quasi-concavity in probabilistic constrained stochastic programming, Operations Research Letters (2011), 39 (3), 188-192 (with A. Prekopa, K. Yoda).
  • On strong unimodality of multivariate discrete distributions, Discrete Applied Mathematics (2009), 157 (2), 234-246 (with A. Prekopa, E. Subasi).
  • Using a similarity measure for credible classification, Discrete Applied Mathematics (2009), 157 (5) 1104-1112 (with M. Anthony, P.L. Hammer, E. Subasi).
  • Discrete moment problems with distributions known to be unimodal, Mathematical Inequalities and Applications (2009) 12 (3), 587-610 (with A. Prekopa, E. Subasi).
  • Sharp bounds for the probability of the union of events under unimodality condition, European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics (2008) 1, 60-81 (with A. Prekopa, E. Subasi). Honorary invited paper.
  • Maximization of a strongly unimodal multivariate discrete distribution, RUTCOR Research Report RRR 12-2009 (with A. Prekopa, E. Subasi).
  • A convexity theorem in programming under probabilistic constraints, RUTCOR Research Report RRR 32-2007 (with A. Prekopa).
  • Sharp bounds for probabilities with given shape information, RUTCOR Research Report RRR 4-2006 (with A. Prekopa, E. Subasi).
  • Discrete moment problem with given shape of the distribution, RUTCOR Research Report RRR 41-2005 (with A. Prekopa, E. Subasi).
  • Commutator subalgebras of free product of Lie algebras, Soochow Journal of Mathematics, Vol 29, 1, 7-14, January 2003 (with N. Ekici, E. Aydin).