Ayse joined ATC in 2008 and has managed over 30 ATC projects, first as Research Applications Manager, and most recently as Director of Projects. She has led ATC projects both in the U.S. and abroad on a variety of subjects including post-earthquake safety evaluations, seismic performance assessment of buildings, seismic retrofit of existing buildings, seismic performance of nonstructural components, vulnerability assessment and retrofit of wood-frame dwellings, and performance of tall buildings. She was named an EERI Housner Fellow in 2014 and is the Chair of the EERI Oral History committee. She has also served as a Director on the board of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC) and the Northern California chapter of EERI. She is the founder of Women in Structural Engineering (WiSE), an online network connecting women in the profession by facilitating local events, and one of the founding members of the Structural Engineering Equity and Engagement (SE3) committee of SEAONC.
Prior to joining ATC in 2008, Ayse spent six years as a consulting engineer in private practice, performing risk and vulnerability analysis of varying sizes for both earthquake and manmade hazards. She also has extensive experience in the design and analysis for blast loads, having completed new design and retrofit projects for both military and private clients. Ayse is a licensed professional engineer in California.