Sule Yildirim Yayilgan is an associate professor from NTNU at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK) since 2009. She received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Enginnering in 1995, and a degree (Ph.D.) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science in (2002). She has worked more than 25 years in academia, and served as Head of the Department between 2005-2009. Her main fields of competence are artificial intelligence, machine learning applications, digital crime evidence collection and ontologies, image processing, document classification and biometrics. She has participated in projects funded by EU Horizon 2020, Eurostars, Erasmus+ programs, the Research Council of Norway, the Regional Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway. She belongs to the Center for Cyber Information Security ( and the Norwegian Biometrics Laboratory. She is a steering committee member of Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Society, branch of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence (EurAI), member of the Norwegian Association for Image Processing and Pattern Recognition (NOBIM), and member of the Research Ethics board of NTNU. She has been supervising students at different academic levels and has been publishing more than 100 journal and conference papers. She actively takes part as programme committee member and reviewer in conferences and acts as reviewer in several journals.