Dr. Aksit is currently a Full Professor at TOBB ETÜ and the Director of the Smart-Cities and Digital Ecosystems Research Lab. He holds an M.Sc. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Twente. He was Full Professor and Software Engineering Chair at the University of Twente (2000-2019). As a visiting scientist, in 1989 he was at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Laboratory, New York, in 1993 at the University of Tokyo, in 1994 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and in 2019 at University of Malaya at KL. He and the members of the group were the pioneers of aspect-oriented programming (Sina & Composition Filters), synthesis based controlled problem-solving techniques, fuzzy-logic based techniques to modelling software design heuristics and processes, software architecture design methods and software metrics. He has given courses in Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and in the US. He has organized special training programs for multi-national companies. He has designed various large-scale software architectures, which some of them are currently being utilized in products. Some of the research tools developed by the chair are now being used in some industrial applications.
He has been working as a consultant for Dutch Ministry of Traffic, Dutch Tax office, Ericsson, Philips, ASML, Océ, Thales, Beko-Grundig, TAI, Aselsan, Havelsan, Roketsan, Capgemini, Siemens, Softtech. He has served in the review and strategic planning for various EU projects.
With the TÜBITAK grant, " Outstanding International Researchers“, he has established the Smart-City Research Lab in Ankara. As an application of smart-City systems, he has recently focused on managing pandemic disasters. To this aim, he has pioneered the establishment of the Alliance on Digital Management of Pandemic Disasters.
Affiliations and expertiseFull Professor, Department of Engineering, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankora, Turkey