Didem cares about the future of the world and nature. She is a computer scientist with a Ph.D. in mechatronics, which can give you an idea about how much she loves to talk about the future and emerging technologies. She is a data person, always finds a way to talk about how important it is to know your data, use it to make decisions and at some point expect her to talk about art, visualizations and visual analytics. Didem is a person who does not hesitate to talk about inequalities and point out her ethical concerns. She dreams of a better world and actively works on improving inequalities regardless of their nature. She is an analytical thinker with a passion for design thinking, a researcher with a future perspective, an engineer who likes problems more than solutions and a teacher who likes to play during lectures. She is a good reader, sailor, divemaster, photographer and drone pilot.
Didem's current research interest includes data modeling, interoperability assessment, data analytics, knowledge discovery, information visualization, visual analytics, and cyber-physical systems. Didem’s research focuses on blending systems thinking, future studies and design thinking approaches to develop methods, methodologies, and implementations for the purpose of overcoming interoperability, complexity and sustainability challenges related to cyber-physical systems such as smart infrastructure systems, autonomous vehicles, and collaborative robots. She uses data, visual analytics and digital twins to improve the interoperability between these systems, to make these systems more understandable and to develop sustainable systems for a better future.