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Umit Cali
Professor / Chair in Digital Engineering for Future Technologies



Professor Umit Cali's research field stands at the intersection of cutting-edge digital technologies and innovation with modern social systems. Umit holds a Chair / Professor in Digital Engineering for Future Technologies at the University of York and a part-time professorship in Energy Informatics at NTNU in Norway.

Umit's experience is in leading research efforts focusing on the nexus of cyber-physical-social systems (CPSS), digital engineering, and energy informatics, which incorporates artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, digital twins, and cyber law. His diverse skill set enables him to investigate technical and non-technology elements of his study topics, supporting innovation while stressing responsibility and digital ethics.

Umit began his academic path with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey, in the year 2000. His desire to learn pushed him to pursue further education, and he eventually graduated with master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Germany's University of Kassel in 2005 and 2010, respectively.



Umit has been employed in both academia and industry on a global scale throughout his career. At IBM International in Istanbul, Turkey, he worked as a Communication and Network Engineer and Project Manager, and later, he became a Senior Researcher in Energy Informatics and Economics at the prestigious Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. As a result of his extensive knowledge and expertise in the field, he has been promoted to various advanced, including Chief Technology Officer at KREEN Renewables GmbH and Manager of Wind Energy Projects / Strategic Planning Division for the Board of Management responsible for future techno-economic scenarios and emerging technologies at EnBW in Germany. Umit co-founded multiple high-tech startup firms in the United States and Switzerland.

Professional Associations/Memberships

Umit is deeply involved with the IEEE community, holding global roles including:

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Chair of the IEEE Energy and Blockchain Technical Community
  • Chair of the IEEE Digital Privacy (Energy) Sub-committee
  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE Blockchain in Energy Standards Working Group (P2418.5)

Feel free to contact him for any additional partnerships, conversations, or inquiries about his study.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Digital Engineering
  • Digitalization
  • Cyber-physical-social systems
  • Cyber Law
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Digital Twins
  • Energy Informatics
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325401
Room: P103

School of Physics, Engineering and Technology
University of York
YO10 5DD