Nurefsan Gur

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Student information
Research topic: 
Business Intelligence Over Linked Open Spatio-Temporal Data
Torben Bach Pedersen (AAU)
Esteban Zimányi (ULB)
Curriculum Vitæ


  • August 2013-2016(expected) Ph.D. Candidate in IT4BI Doctoral College -Aalborg Universitet (AAU) & Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) 
  • September 2010-2012 M.Sc. in Geospatial Technologies - Joint degree awarded by UJI Castellon - Spain, WWU Munster - Germany and UN Lisboa - Portugal.
  • September 2002-2008 B.A.Sc. Computer Science Istanbul Bilgi University - Turkey
  • September 2006-2007 Exchange semester in Informatik Fachochschule Vorarlberg - Austria 


B.A.Sc. Dissertation Title: "Simulation of Land Use Change by Multi Agent Systems Approach"

  • Area of Study: Agent based computing, GIS, gentrification, land use change, urban development

M.Sc. Thesis Title: "GI Systems for Publich Health with an Ontology Based Approach"                 

  • Area of Study:  Linked open data, GIS, spatial/health/statistical ontologies, semantic web

My research interests in general are geospatial semantic web, linked open data and it's applications with spatio-temporal data. I investigate on assigning semantics to seamlessly generated huge amounts of location-based (big) data in different topical domains by using/creating relevant ontologies in order to derive business intelligence. I've always been intrigued by maths, geometry, geography.

Specialities: Geographical Information Systems, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Linked Open Data, Multi Agent Systems, Functional Programming

Confernces & Seminars

  • Workshop participant on `Linked data' and `Geo data' at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    (December, 2011)
  • Guest speaker in Health Geography course of MSc Research Health Science and GeoICT at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (December,2011)
  • Scientific Programme Committee Member in 3rd GeoMundus Conference (October,2011)
  • Turkish Chamber of Survey and Cadastre Engineers (CSCE) GIS Congress (Izmir,TR)
    Poster Presenter - Istanbul Historical Peninsula Master Landscape Planning Project and Presenting in GIS Environment (November, 2009)


Nurefsan Gur, Laura Diaz and Tomi Kauppinen. GI Systems for Public Health with an Ontology Based Approach. In proceedings of the 15th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science (AGILE2012), Avignon, France, April 24-27, 2012.