Erly Bahsan got his bachelor degree on civil engineering and master degree on information technology from University of Indonesia. He joined Civil Engineering Department University of Indonesia in 2005 as a lecturer and also worked in the Soil Mechanics Laboratory University of Indonesia. With Soil Mechanics Laboratory he has done a lot of works in geotechnical investigation for buildings, roadway, oil and gas facilities, and slope stability cases.

His current interests for research are the slope stability and landslides, geological hazard mitigation, and geotechnical information system. In 2006, he took a short course on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing in International Institute of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, The Netherlands. Right now he is doing his PhD research in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.