Nazli Yonca Aydin

Nazli Yonca Aydin

Assistant Professor

Delft University of Technology

I am an Assistant Professor in the Systems Engineering section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management and a member of the Resilience Engineering program at 4TU-DeSIRE. My research focuses on understanding, measuring, and quantifying resilience in the built environment using geospatial data science and network science. I am particularly interested in characterizing resilience spatially explicitly and developing evidence-based urban resilience frameworks. Currently, I lead a research community focused on urban research and am in the “TPM Resilience Lab” management team. In addition, I am supervising two Ph.D. students in urban planning under climate uncertainty and developing resilience quantification using data analytics. Before my current role, I was a postdoctoral and senior researcher at the Future Resilient Systems, Singapore-ETH Centre. I hold a Ph.D. from the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. During that time, I was a visiting researcher at Arizona State University investigating the sustainability of urban water distribution systems. I also hold an M.Sc. from the Middle East Technical University in the Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies Department. Some of my previous projects include evaluating the resilience of transportation networks, developing a framework for modeling recovery using network approaches, and designing interactive spatial decision support for the long-term transformation of water networks. I am passionate about advancing resilience engineering through research and teaching.

  • Geospatial Science
  • Spatial Planning
  • Urban Resilience
  • Network Science
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Ph.D. Institute of Urban Water Management, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

  • M.Sc. Graduate School of Natural & Applied Sciences, Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies, Middle East Technical University

  • B.Sc. Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning