Dr. Yılmaz graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2001 and received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Pamukkale University in 2007. After serving for Pamukkale University as a research assistant and lecturer, he transferred to Katip Celebi University, where Dr. Yılmaz founded the Department of Civil Engineering and Earthquake Engineering Research Center of Izmir Katip Celebi University in 2012 and 2014. He served Katip Celebi and Pamukkale University as faculty member, and the University of Texas at Austin as research associate. Dr. Yılmaz involved in several research projects at national and international level and provided consultancy for many companies. Dr. Yilmaz is now serving the society as a practicing structural and geotechnical engineer. Dr. Yilmaz interested in foundation based structural damages, seismic performance of existing buildings and geotechnical structures, soil improvement and foundation strenthening and artificial intelligance applications in geotechnical engineering.