Deniz Cetinkaya

Dr Deniz Cetinkaya

  • Lecturer In Computing
  • Poole House P419, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Deniz Cetinkaya is a Lecturer (Academic) in Computing in the Department of Computing & Informatics at Bournemouth University. She is the Programme Leader for BIT (Business Information Technology) and ITM (Information Technology Management) courses offered at BU. Prior to BU, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Software Engineering Department at Atılım University, Ankara, Turkey.

She graduated from Department of Computer Engineering at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey with honors in the top 2nd rank in 2002. She received her MSc degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 2005. She received her PhD degree in Systems Engineering from Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft) in the Netherlands in 2013.

Deniz is serving as a program committee member or a reviewer for several internationally renowned conferences and journals. She has published papers in fully refereed international conferences and journals and contributed chapters to books.


Areas of interest: Software engineering, Model driven software development, Software reusability, Software quality, Domain specific modelling, Modelling and simulation, Data analytics and visualization, Component based software engineering, Automated software development, Discrete event simulation, Modelling for Internet of Things, User Experience and Usability, Conceptual modeling, Responsible software engineering and ethics in digital games, Business process modelling, Software requirements modelling, Requirements engineering, and other related areas.

I am currently looking for PhD and MSc students. If you are interested, please contact me with your CV so that we can discuss the options available.

Journal Articles


  • Cetinkaya, D., Mittal, S., Verbraeck, A. and Seck, M.D., 2013. Model-driven engineering and its application in modeling and simulation. Netcentric System of Systems Engineering with DEVS Unified Process, (S.Mittal & J.L.Risco-Martin, authors). CRC Press, Taylor&Francis Group, 221-248.
  • Cetinkaya, D., Verbraeck, A. and Seck, M.D., 2013. BPMN to DEVS: Application of MDD4MS framework in discrete event simulation. Netcentric System of Systems Engineering with DEVS Unified Process, (S.Mittal & J.L.Risco-Martin, authors). CRC Press, Taylor&Francis Group, 609-636.



  • Cetinkaya, D., 2013. Model Driven Development of Simulation Models - Defining and Transforming Conceptual Models into Simulation Models by Using Metamodels and Model Transformations. PhD Thesis. Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Systems Engineering.
  • Cetinkaya, D., 2005. A Metamodel for the High Level Architecture Object Model. Master's Thesis. Middle East Technical University, Computer Engineering.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Software Engineering (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Systems Engineering (2014)
  • Model Driven Software Development (2016)
  • Systems Design (CPD unit for BBC, 2017)
  • SAS Programming (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Foundations of Health Information Systems (2020/21)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Computer Programming - I (2014)
  • Computer Programming - II (2014, 2015)
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering (2015)
  • Introduction to Software Engineering (2016)
  • Object Oriented Programming (2015, 2016)
  • Web Programming (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • UG Programmes Final Year Project Coordinator (2018 - )


  • S4AllCities: Smart Spaces Safety and Security for All Cities (European Commission (H2020), 01 Sep 2020). Awarded
  • Erasmus+ Travel grant to visit TU Clausthal (European Union, 09 Apr 2019). Completed
  • ECHO: European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations (European Commission (H2020), 01 Feb 2019). Awarded
  • SPEED: Smart Ports Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development (European Interreg 2 Seas, 12 Jul 2018). Awarded
  • Horizon2020-Travel grant for "Provenance-aware Software Engineering" project consortium (TUBITAK-Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 09 Feb 2016). Completed
  • 2224A-Travel grant for Conference Attendance (TUBITAK-Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 10 Sep 2014). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Bournemouth and Poole College, Link Tutor (2017-)
  • Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Program Committee Member (2016-)
  • Summer Simulation Multi Conference, Program Committee Member (2014-)
  • Journal of Systems and Software, Reviewer
  • Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International, Reviewer
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Reviewer
  • Software and Systems Modeling, Reviewer


  • PGCert in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, UK, 2018)
  • PhD in Systems Engineering (Delft University of Technology (TUDelft), Delft, The Netherlands, 2013)
  • MSc in Computer Engineering (Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2005)
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Engineering (Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002)


  • ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), Member (2018-),
  • HEA (Higher Education Academy), Fellow (2018-),
  • BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT), Member (2017-),
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