Dr. M. Erdem Kabadayı obtained his BSc. and MSc. degrees in Economics from the Middle East Technical University (1995) and the University of Vienna (1999), respectively.  He gained his Ph.D. in History and Culture of the Middle East and Turkology at the University of Munich (2008).  He was awarded the associate professorship in Economic History and the History of Economic Thought by the Inter-University Council of Turkey (2011).  Dr. Kabadayi was the principal investigator of the first ERC Starting Grant (UrbanOccupationsOETR) in the economic history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey (2016-2022).  Recently he also gained an ERC Proof of Concept Grant (GeoAI_LULC_Seg) in the joint fields of data science, population geography, remote sensing, and history (2022-2024).  His research has been interdisciplinary.  Dr. Kabadayi has published individually and collaboratively in disciplines such as history, digital humanities, data sciences, geographical and earth sciences, and ecology.