I am a senior engineer at DNV GL and an associate professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I was previously 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 Optique, iCamp, ROLE, LEGIS, LEFIS, and TREE.
Below you will find some references to my recent work:
Soylu, Ahmet et al. (2017): Querying Industrial Stream-Temporal Data: an Ontology-based Visual Approach. In: Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, (in press).
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, (in press).
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.