Hande joined VITO in 2019 as a project manager in the Remote Sensing services team. She is currently involved in several ESA and European Commission projects, focusing on Earth Observation services using big data technologies.

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Hande received her Master's degree in Information Technologies from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. After starting her career as a database analyst, she joined Alcatel-Lucent (later Nokia) in 2007 where she served as a Software Engineer, Team Lead, Technical Project Manager and R&D Manager. She led a large software engineering group working on big data analytics in telecommunications, focusing on device and network management domains and had opportunity to work in Turkey, Australia, and Belgium.