An experienced researcher who is trained as a computer scientist. She holds MSc in sustainable environment and energy systems and PhD degree in mechatronics. Currently, she is a research associate at the University of Cambridge at the Department of Engineering. Her current research interest is on data science for cyber-physical systems such as collaborative robots, autonomous vehicles and smart cities. She strongly advocates the importance of transdisciplinary, collaborative research.
Her 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. Dr. Didem Gürdür has been granted prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship to conduct research on her own project on human-centred and sustainable cyber-physical systems at Stanford University starting from September 2021. She has been granted IEEE Senior Membership due to her significant performance and excellence over the last five years. She is a data champion of the University of Cambridge, a member of European AI Alliance, and mentor at Women in AI Ethics. She actively contributes to the discussions of all aspects of data, artificial intelligence and their impact on the society.