Sinan Akkar has been the faculty member of the Earthquake Engineering Department at Bogazici University since 2013 and a faculty member at the Istituto Universiatrio di Studi Superiori of Pavia (Italy) since 2008. He has acted as the university representative and/or works co-ordinator of the 7th Framework and Horizon 2020 projects including SHARE, NERA and SERA. He has worked with the GEM funded EMME project and coordinated the NATO BSHAP project. He has served as a guest editor in the Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering and Earthquake Spectra journals. He co-authored “Basic Earthquake Engineering: From Seismology to Analysis and Design” with Prof. Dr. Haluk Sucuoğlu. Sinan Akkar has recently involved in probabilistic risk and loss assessment projects for earthquake insurance for Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (TCIP) and Insurance Association of Turkey. He also coordinated the recent national seismic hazard map project in Turkey. Sinan was awarded the 2007 Prof. Dr. Mustafa N. Parlar Research Incentive Award.