Dilek Cetindamar Kozanoglu joined the Faculty of Engineering and IT at UTS in 2017 as the Director of Masters in Business and Technology. Her main interest and research topics are Digital Transformations, Entrepreneurship, and Technology & Innovation Management. She serves in various prestigious journals, including IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management where she is one of the Department Editors for the Technology Management track.
She received her B.S. degree from the Industrial Engineering Department at Bogazici University (BU) in Turkey, her MA degree from the Economics Department at BU, and her Ph.D. degree from the Management Department at Istanbul Technical University. She holds an "Entrepreneurship Certificate" from Harvard Business School and a "Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program Certificate" from MIT.
She worked at Case Western Reserve University (USA), Portland State University (USA), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and Sabanci University (Turkey). She was at Cambridge University (the UK) and MIT (USA) as a visiting professor in 2008 and 2014 respectively. She participated in many international projects, including UN and EU projects. She has more than 220 publications, including ten books. She received an "encouragement award" from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2003, the best book award from the International Association for Management of Technology in 2012, and the PICMET fellow award in 2019.
She served in various administrative roles. After being the Director of Competitiveness Center during the period of 2008-11, she was the founding Director of the SUCOOL Accelerator at Sabanci University that she directed during the period of 2012-7. In 2021, she became the Director of Techcelerator at UTS.
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