Coordinators


Arsev Umur Aydınoğlu

Dr. Arsev Umur Aydinoglu is Assistant Professor at the Middle East Technical University and an interdisciplinary social scientist. After completing his PhD dissertation in 2011 at the University of Tennessee, he worked at the University of South Carolina and NASA in the US and conducted research at the ELSI, Japan. His research focus is interdisciplinary collaborative science; however, he is interested in topics as diverse as virtual teams, research data management, astrobiology, origins of life, complex adaptive systems theory, evaluation studies, design thinking, STS and science communication.

+90 312 210 3864
arsevu@gmail.com

Ali O. İlhan

Dr. Ali O. Ilhan is Assistant Professor of Industrial Design and co-director of graduate studies of the interdisciplinary graduate program in Design, Technology, and Society at Ozyegin University in Istanbul, Turkey. Professor Ilhan completed his PhD in Sociology at Washington State University in 2013. He also holds BSc (2003) and MSc (2007) degrees in industrial design from Istanbul Technical University.

+90 216 564 9714
ali.ilhan@ozyegin.edu.tr

Harun Kaygan

Dr. Harun Kaygan is Assistant Professor in Industrial Design at METU. A designer by training, he received his PhD in 2012 from the University of Brighton. In research, Harun is interested in cultural aspects and political implications of design, using new materialist frameworks such as ANT. His research interests include body and biopolitics in product development, and social design and activism.

+90 312 210 2231
hkaygan@metu.edu.tr

Emine Öncüler Yayalar

Dr. Emine Öncüler Yayalar teaches courses on Science, Technology and Society at the Faculty of Engineering of Bilkent University. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Boğaziçi University and M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Columbia University in New York. She has previously published on sociology of knowledge and sociology of expertise. Dr. Yayalar is the co-author of the book The Autism Matrix, which was awarded the Robert K. Merton book prize by the American Sociological Association. Her current research investigates social determinants of knowledge in medicine, science and technology.

+90 312 290 3486
emineonculer@bilkent.edu.tr

Başak Ozan Özparlak

Dr. Başak Ozan Özparlak has a MA in European Union Law and PhD in Labour Law from Marmara University. While she works as a labour attorney, she researches legal effects of artificial intelligence and robotics technologies at work; including data protection, surveillance, responsibility, cyber security and human robot interaction. She gives Labour Law lectures for Health Management Students in Istanbul Bilgi University.

Melike Şahinol

Melike Şahinol (Dr. rer. soc.) is a Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut Istanbul and head of the research field „Human, Medicine and Society“. She studied sociology, political science and psychology at Universität Duisburg-Essen. 2009 Melike joined the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard Kennedy School of Government for her PhD. In 2015 she completed her PhD in Sociology at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, entitled „The Techno-Cerebral Subject“. Her current research focus is 3D printing in health care. In addition, she deals with bio-/technology politics in Turkey, particularly in the field of human enhancement.

+90 212 293 6067 Ext: 133
sahinol@oiist.org