Ata Firat Pir
Office: BLOC 640A
E-mail: atafirat [at]

About me
I am a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University and my advisor is Frank Sottile. I received my B.S and M.S degrees in Mathematics from Bilkent University, where I was working under the supervision of Mufit Sezer. My research interests include Algebraic Combinatorics, Real and Computational Algebraic Geometry.

I expect to graduate at the end of Spring 2018 semester and I am currently on the job market. Here is my:
Research Statement(under construction)
Teaching Statement(under construction)

Current Teaching

MATH 131:505 - Mathematical Concepts - Calculus (under construction)

Previous Semesters

Summer 2017, Help Session
Spring 2016, Grading MATH 637 - Topology II
Fall 2016, Grading MATH 645 - A Survey of Mathematical Problems I
Spring 2016, Teaching Assistant Math 148, Calculus II for Biological Sciences (Click for Lecture Notes)
Summer 2015, Help Session
Spring 2015, Help Session
Fall 2014, Grading MATH 653 - Algebra I
Summer 2014, Help Session
Spring 2014, Teaching Assistant MATH 151 - Engineering Mathematics I
Fall 2013, Teaching Assistant MATH 150 - Functions, Trigonometry and Linear Systems
Summer 2013, Help Session
Spring 2013, Grading MATH 433 - Applied Algebra
Fall 2012, Grading MATH 407 - Complex Variables


Convex hull of two circles in \(\mathbb{R}^3 \), with Evan D. Nash, Frank Sottile, Li Ying; To appear in the Fields 2016 CAG book,
Two remarks on monomial Gotzmann sets, with Mufit Sezer; Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra, Volume 216, Issue 4, April 2012, Pages 833–836
Monomial Gotzmann sets in a quotient by a pure power, with Mufit Sezer;

Talks & Posters

Recent Conferences

Some Lecture Notes