Ugur is a scientific programmer in the Climate Policy Analysis Team.
Currently, she is working on extending and adding flexibility to the Simplified Integrated Assessment Model with Energy Systems Emulator (SIAMESE) wich uses updated results of IAMs.
She is a physicist who studied in Istanbul and Gothenburg before starting her PhD in astrophysics at the University of Leicester in 2006. Her research at that time and later as a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam focussed on understanding the structure and evolution of dwarf galaxies. Her work has always been computationally intensive; she analysed astronomical data from the GEMINI in Hawaii and Hubble Space Telescope, did Monte Carlo simulations of dwarf galaxies and built a software pipeline that used advanced Markov Chain modelling to run large galactic simulation suits on supercomputers.