Bihter Erol is an Associate Professor at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey. She received her Ph.D. degree in Geodesy from Istanbul Technical University in 2007. She has 25 years of experience in academia and her main research areas include physical geodesy, regional and global Earth gravity field determination, height systems and vertical datum unification, sea-level determination, temporal variations of the gravity field, structural deformation monitoring, and analyses, engineering geodesy. She had research experiences at the University of Calgary, Canada; Leibniz University Hannover – Geodesy Institute, Germany; and Delft University of Technology – Physical and Satellite Geodesy, the Netherlands, between the years 2004-2008. In her research career, she was awarded grants from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and UNESCO/LOREAL/IUPAP. She has an active role in study groups of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and Turkey National Geodesy Commission (TUJK). She is a member of the ITU Gravity Research Group and currently supervising the master of science and doctoral theses at graduate programs of Geomatics Engineering at Istanbul Technical University.