Yilmaz received his Ph.D. in 2008 from the Courant Institute, New York University, under the supervision of S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan. Before joining Temple University in 2018, he held various academic positions in the USA, Israel and his native Turkey. He does research in probability theory, stochastic processes and partial differential equations. In particular: limit theorems, large deviations; random walks, diffusions and polymers in random environments; stochastic homogenization, Hamilton-Jacobi equations; related topics in statistical mechanics, optimal control and population dynamics.