Dr. Salih Yilmaz received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Pamukkale University, Turkey, in 2007. After serving as a research assistant and lecturer there, Dr. Yilmaz transferred to Katip Celebi University, Turkey, where he founded the Department of Civil Engineering and Earthquake Engineering Research Center in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He was a faculty member at both Katip Celebi University and Pamukkale University and a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Dr. Yılmaz is involved in several national and international research projects and has consulted for many companies. He is currently a practicing structural and geotechnical engineer. His interests include foundation-based structural damages, seismic performance of existing buildings and geotechnical structures, soil improvement and foundation strengthening, and artificial intelligence applications in geotechnical engineering.