Umut is an instructor at Florida International University, currently teaching MAC 1140 (Pre-Calculus) and MAC 1114 (Trigonometry). He is also the coordinator of MAC 1114 (Trigonometry).
He has completed his master's degree in August 2010 under the direction of Elisabeth Werner, and his PhD degree in August 2014 under the direction of Elisabeth Werner and Stanislaw Szarek at Case Western Reserve University.
His research interest is convex geometric analysis. He works on information-theoretic inequalities for functions (mainly log-concave) and their relations with inequalities involving convex bodies from convex geometry.