Mrs Gizem Kayisoglu

Mrs Gizem Kayisoglu

Visiting Researcher

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)



  • Visiting Researcher at University of Plymouth, Cyber-SHIP Lab (15.01.2022-15.01.2023)


  • ITU Maritime Faculty, Department of Maritime Transportation Management Engineering, BSc as Faculty First (2011-2016)

Graduation Project: Cyber Security Threat Analysis in Maritime Area (Ports and / or Ships)

  •  ITU Faculty of Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, BSc, Double Major Program Undergraduate Degree (2014 -2019)

Graduation Project: Acceleration Recorder and Analyzer

  •  ITU Institute of Science, Marine Transportation Engineering, MSc (2016 - 2019)

Master of Thesis: Antecedents and Consequences of Cyber Security Awareness: A Case Study For Maritime Sector

  •  ITU Institute of Science, Marine Transportation Engineering, PhD Student (2019-…..)

PhD Thesis: Determining Maritime Cyber Security Dynamics On The Perspective Of Marine Insurance And Development Of Maritime Cyber Security Risk Management Tool



  • Comptence of Engineer: Maritime Transportation and Management Engineer and Electronic and Communication Engineer
  • Competence of Seafarer: Oceangoing Watch Keeping Officer
  • Current Job: Research Assistant at ITU Maritime Faculty, Turkey – Visiting Researcher at University of Plymouth CYBER-SHIP Lab, UK

Professional membership

  • I am working as an Associate Editor in the Editorial Board of the Journal of ETA Maritime Science.
  • I am working as Organizing Committee Member of the Journal of ETA Maritime Science Webinar Series.
  • I am working in Organizing Committee Member of the GMC2021 Conference.
  • I was the Organizing Committee Member and Editor of the GMC2019 Conference.
  • Courses I have assisted:

- Maritime Security

- Maritime Security & Quality Management System


- Commercial Ship Management

- Research Methods

- Terrestial Navigation

Roles on external bodies

  • Assistant of Department of Training and Certification Coordinator at ITU (2021-2022)
  • Assistant of Faculty Quality Coordinator at ITU (2019 - ….)
  • Member of Departmental Quality and Accreditation Commission at ITU (2019 - ….)



Research interests

  •  Bolat P. , Kayişoğlu G. , Gunes E., Kizilay F. E. , Ozsogut S., (2020), Weighting Key Factors for Port Congestion by AHP Method, Journal Of Eta Maritime Science, 8 (4), pp.252-273.
  • Kayisoglu, G., Bolat, F., (2021), Evaluation of The Turkish Marine Trade Fleet in Terms of Ship Sizes and Main Engine Powers, Eurasian Academy of Sciences Eurasian Econometrics, Statistics & Emprical Economics Journal, 18, pp. 44-63.
  • Kayisoglu, G., Bolat, P., (2021), ARMA Model-Based Prediction of the Number of Vessels Navigating the Istanbul Strait Unassisted by Maritime Pilots, Transaction on Maritime Science – ToMS, 10.7225/toms.v10.n01.001
  • Gunes, B., Kayisoglu, G., Bolat, P., (2021), Cyber Security Risk Assessment for Seaports: A Case Study of a Container Port, Computer & Security, 103, 102196.
  • Kayisoglu, G., Gunes, B., Bal Beşikçi, E., (2021), SLIM based methodology for human error probability calculation of bunker spills in maritime operations, Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 217, 108052,
  • Bolat, P., Kayisoglu, G., (2019), Antecedents and Consequences of Cybersecurity Awareness: A Case Study for Turkish Maritime Sector, Journal of ETA Maritime Science – JEMS, 7 (4): 344-360
  • Kayisoglu, G., Canpolat, S., Aydın, A. D., Küçüktaş, N., Hüner, M (2019), Acceleration Logger and Analyzer, IConTES 2019: International Conference on Technology, Engineering and Science, The Eurasia Proceedings of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (EPSTEM), ISRES, Volume 7, Pages 9-22