Life precedes form, and life survives the last atom of form. Through
   the countless rays proceeds the life-ray, the one, like a thread
   through many jewels.

        Book of Dzyan (B.C. 3000?)

Who am I?

This life's dim windows of the soul,
Distorts the heavens from pole to pole,
And leads you to believe a lie,
When you see with not through the eye.

William Blake

Wanna see some pictures of me and my "son"!? Click here! (New picture of Haydut added on March 28, 2000.)


Studied Computer Engineering for three years at the Department of Computer Engineering, Bogaziçi University, in Istanbul, Türkiye. I took the degree of cand.scient. (MS) from the Department of Informatics, University of Bergen in december 1995.


I am still a PhD student in optimization at the Department of Informatics. But I no longer live in Bergen. I moved to Firenze, Italy in June, and got married in July. I am in Bergen now (September-October 2000), trying to finish my thesis work.

   Labour not after riches first, and think thou afterwards wilt enjoy
   them. He who neglecteth the present moment, throweth away all that he
   hath. As the arrow passeth through the heart, while the warrior knew
   not that it was.

        Akhenaton? (ca. B.C. 1375)


I will be living in Firenze. I will fight for a job in the beginning, but the coast seems to be clearing, so maybe I won't have to fight so much after all.. Anyway, I have to attend a language course, this is the first thing I will do. Afterwards??? Well... Wait and see :-)

Whatever  you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius,
   power and magic in it.

        Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Pointers to some sites

Don't forget to pay a visit to our optimization page (in norwegian/english) !

For those of you who like to read as much as I do, here are some links about books and magazines :

Some turkish newspapers :
If you want to learn more about my country press on the flag [Turkish Flag] and go to the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC or press on this flag [Turkish Flag] and connect to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara, Türkiye.

   The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we
   never give enough is love.

        Henry Miller (1891-1980)

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