Welcome Özge!

Özge Akyildiz has joined the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) to undertake a 3-year PhD-project in the field of Mining Engineering. Supervisor and co supervisor are Hakan Basarir and Steinar Løve Ellefmo, respectively. Her MSc thesis subject was the assessment of the applicability of some empirical equations for the prediction of particle size distribution from blasting in quarries. The thesis covered engineering geological evaluations, image and data analysis. After gaining her MSc degree, she expanded her research interest and focused on the implementation of machine learning algorithms to mining engineering applications. Özge will be working on the modelling and the optimization of blasting operations.

Özge has B.Sc and M.Sc in Mining Engineering from Faculty of Mines, Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). She worked as a research assistant at the Mining Engineering Department for six years and contributed teaching in undergraduate classes such as Rock Mechanics, Mine Production Technology, Blasting Technology and its Applications.

Welcome, Özge!