Emek Köse

Associate Professor of Mathematics (ON LEAVE)

Emek Köse


Emek is from Izmir, Turkey, and is very happy to be once again living and working close to the water. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2009, she worked at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as a visiting assistant professor, and joined St. Mary's faculty in 2011. Her research is in catadioptric sensor design, and mathematical modeling, and has active collaborations with students. She is co-advisor for the Women in Science House. Her other mathematical interests are in the recruiting and retention of underrepresented groups in mathematics and local outreach activities.

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Catadioptric Sensors
  • Mathematical Imaging
  • Math Modeling

External Affiliations


  • in METU - Mathematics at Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2001
  • M.S. in Mathematics at Drexel University, 2005
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics at Drexel University, 2009


  • PIC Math grant with Casey Douglas, Spring 2017
  • MIPS Grant, with Randy Larson, et.al., Spring 2016.
  • CURM Mini Grant, with Casey Douglas

    Received the CURM Mini Grant, for the "Maps and Mirrors" project which funded three students doing research in 2013-2014. A second round of CURM Grant will fund two students in 2014-2015. 

  • Double-Mirror Catadioptric Sensors With Ultra-Wide Field Of View And No Distortion

    with Ron Perline, published in OSA Applied Optics, January 2014.

  • A Survey of Differential Geometry of Discrete Curves

    with Ivan Sterling, and St. Mary's students Eleanor Hankins and Daniel Carroll.