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Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

 Contact details
Contact personProf.Dr. Leman Figen Gül
StreetITU, Taskisla caddesi 
Address 34743 - Istanbul (Turkey) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Cultural Heritage
» Virtual Museums
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Innovation
» Media and socio-cultural communication
» Computer sciences
» Architecture and design
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Library and museum studies

 Brief description of your activity focus
design cognition and education, human-computer interaction, virtual reality

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Dr.Gül is a Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture and Architectural Design Computing Program at Istanbul Technical University since 2014. She was appointed as the manager of ITU Centre of Women Studies in Science, Engineering and Technology in 2019 and a member of the Centre of Social Innovation. She holds degrees in Master of Design Science, Master of Urban Conservation and Bachelor of Architecture. She completed her PhD in Architecture at the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition at the University of Sydney in 2007. Prior to this, she worked in the Department of Architecture at the TOBB University of Economics and Technology (ETU) between 2011- 2014. Before then, she was invited to be a member of the Architecture Program Committee to establish a new Architecture Program at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) in 2009. She worked at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Australia between March 2007 and February 2009 as a research fellow. She was awarded several research projects 1001 and 1002 grands funded by TÜBİTAK and BAP and International Research Projects funded by ITU in 2013-2019 and Erasmus+ KA203 project in 2017. She was awarded the University of Newcastle Early Career Researcher Grant, the New Staff Grant, two travel grants, and a WorkCover Assist Applied Research Projects funded by WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, Australia. In 2005 she participated in a research project that was funded by the prestigious Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation in Australia. She was visiting scholar of Macquarie University, Australia in 2018. She has achieved a good research record having published 4 edited books, 11 book chapters, 9 journal articles and 49 conference papers in areas of architecture, design education, digital design and computation. She has extended her research interest to various interdisciplinary areas of design and technology. Her research interests includes parametric design and fabrication technologies, game and serious games, the use of virtual-world technology in the construction industry, virtual environments, augmented reality, artificial intelligence as design assistance, navigation, human design behaviour, collaborative design and cognitive design studies.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeOther (International)
Project TitleMATERIART: Art and Science of Materiality in Architectural Design Education
Specific ThemeInnovation in Design Education
Project websitehttps://www.materiart.org/
CoordinatorTOBB ETU

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
An International research project was conducted with the Macquire University Australia. The project title was A mobile
city guide: How would augmented reality change mental mapping?

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