Nazmiye Gizem Bacaksizlar is a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Computing and Informatics. Gizem received her bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul and her master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul. Her research interests include modeling and analyzing socioeconomic systems applying system dynamics and agent-based modeling methodologies. She is also interested in complex adaptive systems as social networks, social movements, and human interactions. Currently, she is a graduate research assistant working with Dr. Mirsad Hadzikadic.