Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz was born in the town of Geyve in Sakarya in 1965. He completed his primary school, secondary school and high school education in his hometown Sakarya. After graduating from ITU Meteorological Engineering Department in 1988, he started his professional life in 1989 as a research assistant at ITU. In 1991, he received the title of Senior Meteorological Engineer from ITU Graduate School of Science. In 1997, he completed his Ph.D. He was appointed as Associate Professor in 2012 and as full Professor in 2019.
Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz is currently a Professor at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Department of Meteorological Engineering. In addition to his academic career, he has worked at various administrative positions both at ITU and Marmara Clean Air Center Regional Directorate. He served as the Department Chair of Meteorological Engineering between 2006-2009 and as the Regional Director of Marmara Clean Air Center between 2010-2011. He is currently the Secretary-General of Istanbul Technical University and the Director of Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences.
In his academic projects, he has been the principal investigator of 3 TÜBİTAK 1001 Projects, 2 Projects for the Turkish National Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (TNUGG), and in many projects for various public organizations. He has also worked as a researcher in a total of 7 projects for various public and private organizations including TÜBİTAK and TNUGG. In these projects, Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz mostly focused on air pollution and renewable energy sources.
For the past 5 years, he has been giving Atmospheric Dynamics I and II and Aeronautical Meteorology courses regularly in the Department of Meteorological Engineering, and previously gave Advanced Synoptic Meteorology as a master’s course and various common courses. In 2015, he acted as the Chair of the Symposium on Atmospheric Sciences organized biennially by the Department of Meteorological Engineering. He has been the thesis advisor for 8 master’s theses and 2 Ph.D. theses completed until now, and is currently the thesis advisor for 5 master’s theses and 6 Ph.D. theses under progress.
Prof. Deniz specializes in the atmospheric dynamics, meso-scale and synoptic-scale characteristics of weather events, air pollution and aviation meteorology. For his academic publications, he has 26 international articles in the SCI category and 6 articles in other international journals. Ali Deniz has a total of 10 publications in national refereed journals scanned by ULAKBİM, and a total of 92 papers in national and international conferences. According to Web of Science (WOS) database, his H-Index is 8 and he has 363 citations. According to Google Academic database, his H-Index is 10 and he has 706 citations.
Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz has focused on synoptic scale weather events and climate change during and immediately after his doctorate. In this context, he examined the spatial variation of climate indices for Turkey. Also he has revealed the climatology of rainy and dry times over Turkey. He focused on stable atmospheric conditions in later times. He has done studies on climatology of air pollution and its effects. Also, he has numerically revealed the effects of these on human health. Moreover, he examined more than one article on the fog incident occurring in stable atmospheric conditions in terms of the aviation sector, and he conducted two different projects related to this. In his recent studies, he showed a tendency to unstable atmospheric conditions and revealed the climatological characteristics of thunderstorms for the Marmara Region. Subsequently, he carried out studies for lightning incidents at airports in the Marmara Region. In his latest studies, he continues to investigate the climatology and effects of precipitation and air pollution. He has used many statistical methods, numerical weather forecast model, climate models and machine learning algorithms in all his studies.