İstanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering, 1977
İstanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering, 1971
İstanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering, 1970
Design of steel structures, structural connections, structural stability, earthquake resistant design, structural control, repair and retrofitting of historical structures, cold-formed steel structures, plates and smart structures.
Prof. Altay graduated from the İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ) in 1971 and got her PhD and Associate Professorship degrees in the same institution in 1977 and 1982, respectively. In 1988 she became a full professor at Boğaziçi University. In 1975-1977 she worked asa research fellow at the Princeton University, in 1981-1982 as a visiting research associate at the Lehigh University and in 1987-1988 as a visiting research professor at the George Washington University. Between 1992-1998 and 2013-2015 she served as the Department Chair of the Civil Engineering Department of Boğaziçi University and 2006 to 2009 as the Director of the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Boğaziçi University.
Prof. Altay supervised more than 80 masters and 17 Ph. D thesis and published many papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings and research reports. She was the director of the Boğaziçi Üniversity project group on repair and retrofitting projects after Dinar and Adana earthquakes. She represented Turkey and directed research in international projects such as the COST Action (COST C1 and COST 26) and within the framework of FP-6 (Protection of historical structures with reversible mixed Technologies-PROHITECH) project. Prof. Altay also took part in the “ANDROID-Resilient Cities” European project and a NATO-SfP project. Currently, she is working on a project initiated by the General Directorate of Foundations for the preparation of “Guidelines for the earthquake risk management of historical structures”.