I am a senior scientist at SINTEF Digital and an associate professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I was previously a senior engineer at DNV GL, a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Oslo, and a visiting researcher at University of Oxford. I received my PhD degree in computer science in 2012 from University of Leuven.

My main research interests fall into ontology-driven information systems and ontology-driven design of information systems from a human-computer interaction perspective. My recent research activities are related to visual query interfaces for ontology-based data access, where ontologies are exploited both for scalable end-user query formulation and for query answering for Big Data. My research interests also include: end-user development, the semantic web, pervasive computing, adaptive systems, knowledge representation, software engineering, and big data. I have taken part in several large EU projects (FP7, FP6, Erasmus etc.) such as OptiqueiCamp, ROLE, LEGIS, LEFIS, and TREE.

I currently sit on the editorial boards of Journal of Web Semantics and International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management.

Below you will find some references to my recent work:

Soylu, Ahmet et al. (2018): OptiqueVQS: a Visual Query System over Ontologies for Industry. In: Semantic Web Journal, 9 (5), pp. 627-660.

Soylu, Ahmet et al. (2017): Querying Industrial Stream-Temporal Data: an Ontology-based Visual Approach. In: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 9 (1), pp. 77-95.

Soylu, Ahmet et al (2017): Ontology-based End-user Visual Query Formulation: Why, what, who, how, and which?. In: Universal Access in the Information Society, 16 (2), pp. 435-467.

Soylu, Ahmet et al. (2016): Experiencing OptiqueVQS — a multi-paradigm and ontology-based visual query system for end users. In: Universal Access in the Information Society, 15 (1), pp. 129-152, 2016.