Dr. Müge Akın received her B.Sc. (1997) and M.Sc. (2001) in Geological Engineering from Ankara University and PhD. in Geological Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU) (2009). On her studies in METU, she focused on the seismic microzonation of urban areas and dynamic soil characterization. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar, she has a chance to make collaboration with Prof. Dr. Steven L. Kramer in the University of Washington (Seattle-USA) who is a worldwide well-known expert in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. In METU and University of Washington, she studied interdisciplinary (Civil Engineering and Geological-Geotechnical Engineering) topics for her PhD study. Her PhD has been awarded by a couple of prizes (2009 Erguvanlı Engineering Geology Prize by Turkish IAEG for the best PhD dissertation in Engineering Geology and METU Mustafa Parlar Foundation Prize for the best PhD dissertation in 2009-2010). She has co-authored numerous conference papers and 10 SCI journals.