Dr. Bihter Erol earned a Ph.D. in geodesy from Istanbul Technical University (ITU) in 2007, and she is still a full-time associate professor at the ITU Geomatics Department. Her research interests in physical geodesy include the static and temporal determination of the Earth's gravity field, regional geoid modeling using terrestrial and airborne gravimetry, height systems, and structural deformation analyses. Dr. Bihter Erol has research experience in her field at various departments and institutes in Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands. She has numerous scientific journal articles, book chapters, and proceedings to her credit, as well as contributions as an editor and reviewer in geodetic journals, books, and proceedings. She participates in a number of international symposia organizations and scientific committees. She is a member of the ITU Gravity Research Group, supervises thesis studies in the ITU Graduate School's Geomatics and Geographical Information Technologies programs, and conducts research projects in her research fields.