Through the course of Guzden Varinlioglu&039;s undergraduate education in architecture at Middle East Technical University and her graduate education in graphic design at Bilkent University, she became interested in digital technology and its contribution to the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage. Her research period at Texas A&M University in 2010 was followed a the Ph.D. degree from the Program of Art, Design, and Architecture at Bilkent University. Her research responded to the lack of systematic methodology for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of data in underwater cultural heritage studies. In 2011, Guzden received a post-doc position in architectural design computing at Istanbul Technical University. In January 2013, she started her post-doctoral studies at the Center of Digital Humanities at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).