Emel Yavuz Duman was born in 1978 in Istanbul. In 2001, she began her studies on Mathematics and Computer Science at Istanbul Kültür University and she graduated from the department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 2004. In 2006, she received her Master of Science degree from Istanbul Kültür University and in 2009 she was awarded with PhD by the same institution.
Since 2004, she has been working at Istanbul Kültür University. She has published over 35 peer-reviewed papers in prominent scholarly journals and books, and she has also received an international award.
Her general interest is in the area of geometric functions theory. More specifically, she is working on univalent functions, fractional calculus, and univalent harmonic mappings.