Ozan Cem Celik is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at METU. He received his Ph.D. in structural engineering, mechanics, and materials, with a minor in mathematical methods of reliability, from Georgia Institute of Technology, and his M.S. in structural mechanics and B.S. in civil engineering from METU. He worked as a structural engineer at Walter P. Moore and Associates, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia before joining METU. He was the past holder of European Union’s Marie Curie International Re-integration Grant.