Ugur Abdulla

Ugur Abdulla
Ugur Abdulla
Dr. rer. nat. habil., Saxon State Ministry of Science and Fine Arts, Germany, June 13 2003
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, High Attestation Comission of Azerbaijan Republic, March 31 1995
Ph.D. Soviet Union Academy of Sciences, USSR November 29, 1988


Professor Ugur Abdulla received Ph.D. in Mathematics from Soviet Union Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Physical & Mathematical Sciences degree from High Attestation Comission of the Azerbaijan Republic, Habilitation Doctor degree in Mathematics from Saxon Ministry of Art and Sciences in Germany. He was a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Nottingham in England, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Paderborn, Bremen and Bonn in Germany, and Max-Planck Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Mathematics in Natural Sciences in Leipzig , Germany. Prior joining OIST, he was a Professor of Mathematics at the Florida Institute of Technology, United States in 2004-2022. Professor Abdulla is an expert on Partial Differential Equations, Potential Theory, Calculus of Variations & Optimal Control, and Mathematical Biosciences with 62 scholarly publications. He solved an outstanding open problem posed by Kolmogorov in 1928, and proved the Wiener-type criterion at infinity for the second-order elliptic and parabolic PDEs. Professor Abdulla supervised 12 Ph.D. students.

Dr Abdulla is married and has five children. He is fluent in Azerbaijani, English, German, Russian and Turkish languages. His hobbies are reading, listening to music, hiking and various sport activities. He was a national champion and a member of the Azerbaijani national team in free style wrestling.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Florida Institute of Technology, USA 2004-2022
  • Professor and Head of the Mathematical Sciences Department, Florida Institute of Technology, USA 2013-2019
  • Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 2012
  • Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, Germany, 2008


  • Max Planck Research Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Natural Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, 2000-2002
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, University of Padeborn (1998-2000), International University of Bremen (summer of 2004); University of Bonn (summer of 2008)
  • Royal Society Research Fellowship, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 1996-1998

Selected Publications