ÖzÜ COVID-19 Forecasting and Solution Development Team is established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to coordinate all efforts, communication, and dissemination under the roof of the OzU Sustainability Platform on an “academic freedom” and “volunteering” basis. The team reports to the Rector’s Office.

Founded in line with our University’s mission of “always being at the service of society”, the team functions as a work group to conduct strategy-focused, fast, and guided research on problems pertaining to our society or university and share its findings with society and
decision makers.

Academic Method:

  • Conduct multi, inter- and multidisciplinary studies pertaining to COVID-19,
  • Perform research and share findings for recommendation,
  • Initially publish “white papers” as a first step to respond to urgent needs,
  • Disseminate these studies through standard refereed processes in the long run.

Plans for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Shared Publications

Normalization process of COVID-19 epidemic in Turkey and fluctuations, 
Özgür Ertunç, M. Pınar Mengüç, Reyhan Diz Küçükkaya, 30 May, Sarkaç. 
https://sarkac.org/2020/05/turkiyede-covid-19-salgini-normallesme-sureci-ve-dalgalanmalar/

Can the “new normal” be permanent in Turkey?, 
Röportaj, Deutsche Welle, (interview about the article by Sarkaç), 06.06.2020.
https://www.dw.com/tr/türkiyede-yeni-normal-kalıcı-olabilir-mi/a-53699296

Nowcasting and Forecasting Simulations of the Epidemic.
Özgür Ertunç, M. Pınar Mengüç, Reyhan Diz Küçükkaya, BUIM Talks 11 June 2020,
Normalization or Second Wave in the Covid-19 Epidemic? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yALMk5ZegY

COVID-19, Normalization Process and Fluctuations in Turkey 
Özgür Ertunç, M. Pınar Mengüç, Reyhan Diz Küçükkaya Model Details, 
Science Academy COVID-19 Modelling Workshop 22 July 2020, 
https://bilimakademisi.org/covid-19-modelleme-calistayi/​

How to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission indoors in schools and universities?
Özgür Ertunç, M. Pınar Mengüç, October 8, 2020, Sarkaç. 
https://sarkac.org/2020/10/kapali-alanlarda-koronavirus-bulasma-riski-nasil-azaltilabilir/

Reports Prepared Exclusively for OzU

  • Simulation of the Course of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Turkey Using Heuristic Methods and Suggestions for Society, Özyeğin University Report, Istanbul, April 29, 2020
  • Complex Concepts Studies: Scientific Thoughts and Strategies Pertaining to the COVID-19 Pandemic (w/Selenga Gürmen), Özyeğin University Report, Istanbul, May 22, 2020
  • Prediction of Indoor Airborne Transmission in an Air-Conditioned Room I: Model Demonstration, July 3, 2020
  • Prediction of Indoor Airborne Transmission in an Air-Conditioned Room II: In-Class Lecture Scenarios, July 3, 2020
  • Prediction of Indoor Airborne Transmission in an Air-Conditioned Room III: Comparison of Shower and Toilet Use in Dormitories and Analysis of All Showers, July 8, 2020
  • Prediction of Indoor Airborne Transmission in an Air-Conditioned Room IV: AB1 Classrooms and Laboratories, July 9, 2020
  • Prediction of Indoor Airborne Transmission in an Air-Conditioned Room V: Usage Analysis for Sleeping Quarters and Common Areas in the Dormitories, July 13, 2020
  • Prediction of Indoor Airborne Transmission in an Air-Conditioned Room VI: All Classrooms and Laboratories, July 13, 2020

Research Project Form

Please fill out the form below to submit your current research topic, research proposal, or a research idea which you find important.

Research Idea Submission Form

Please check the video below to view the presentation our OzU Covid-19 Forecasting and Solution Development Team gave during the 2020-2021 University General Meeting.

ÖzÜ COVID-19 Forecasting and Solution Development Team

Coordinators: Dr. Özgür Ertunç, Prof. Dr. Pınar Mengüç
Researchers: Dr. Özgür Ertunç, Prof. Dr. M. Pınar Mengüç