Thank you Marie Curie Actions for this nice gesture! 🙂 I cannot describe the pleasure of being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. It is a pride to even have my name next to hers let alone all the support I receive through this fellowship.
I cannot thank enough European Commission, Stanford University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology for enabling this!
We are glad to introduce you to our Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellow of the week, Didem Gurdur Broo!
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.
Her project – Designing Human-centered Sustainable Cyber-physical Systems of the Future (Sustainable CPS) aims to shift the mindsets of future engineers to enable better human-machine collaboration. She works with cyber-physical systems (CPS) such as collaborative #robots, #autonomousvehicles and #smartcities and uses interactive, collaborative and advanced instruments from design thinking, systems thinking and future studies to establish a framework and a toolbox to support the design of future CPS that will prioritize human needs, consider social implications of these intelligent systems and enable sustainability.
This is Didem’s insight as an MSCA fellow:
“I care about the role and promise of future #intelligent and #autonomoussystems. Engineers from different fields actively work on making this dream come true by building robots that collaborate, vehicles that drive autonomously, and cities that provide data-driven services to the citizens. It is a great honor to be selected as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, have the chance to look at these efforts from different angles, and propose new ways to make these systems sustainable and human-centered. I am grateful to have the support and privilege to work on something that means a lot to me in institutions like Stanford University and the Royal Institute of Technology that drive the change both in the US and Europe.”