Dries Daems is Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Sciences in the M.Sc. program of Settlement Archaeology at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. He is also coordinator of the M.Sc. program of Digital Archaeology at METU.
He obtained his Ph.D. at KU Leuven (Belgium). He is a long-standing member of the Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project and is also active as a pottery specialist at various other archaeological projects in Turkey.