About the Author
H. Sebnem Duzgun is a professor of Mining Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU). She is also affiliated to the interdisciplinary program of Geodetic and Geographic Information Technologies (GGIT) and Applied Mathematics Institute of METU. After obtaining her Ph.D. degree in Mining Engineering Department at METU, Dr Duzgun perforemed research at MIT, Cambridge, USA from 1998 to 1999 and at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute in Oslo from 2004 to 2005. Her research interests are focused on geographic information systems, mine monitoring, sustainable mining engineering and mine closureNuray Demirel is an assistant professor of Mining Engineering at the Middle East Technical University (METU). She holds Ph.D.from the University of Missouri-Rolla, USA and graduated at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. Dr. Demirel has more than ten years of professional experience in research and teaching. Her research interests include include geographic information systems and remote sensing, surface mining, mining machine health and longevity, dragline simulation and modeling, virtual prototyping, kinematics and dynamics of excavators.