Keynote Speakers


  

 


Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. José Manuel Pagés Madrigal, German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt

 


Professor Dr. Ihab Elzeyadi, University of Oregon, United States

Professor Ihab Elzeyadi's focus on architecture that provides high indoor environmental quality (IEQ) for its occupants directs his research into high performance building design, architecture for health and well-being, and design guidelines for indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and multi-comfort dynamic building design. He engages students in hands-on research and design explorations in design studios, seminars, and courses in environmental control systems and high-performance building design. Elzeyadi is the founder and director of the UO High Performance Environments Laboratory (HiPE) and the Façade Integrated Technologies testing facility (FIT). Both are state-of-the-art award-winning facilities that provide research and consulting services for the building industry, research institutions, private, and public entities.

Dr. Elzeyadi has been engaged in the design, construction, and research of high-performance buildings for more than 25 years. He has conducted post-occupancy evaluations and building performance assessments of more than 100 buildings, 55 of them are LEED™ and LBC rated. In addition, Dr. Elzeyadi has conducted grant-supported research on the relationship between people and buildings including impacts of the physical environment on health, productivity, and well-being as they relate to sustainable design strategies in commercial and educational environments. His studies produced evidence-based design guidelines and design-assistance services on various commercial projects with an emphasis on energy and resource effective design. He just completed a number of research projects investigating cost and financial benefits of green and LEED™ educational environments, livable communities’ physical infra-structure, and the Green Classroom Toolbox Project for energy retrofits of existing schools. Professor Elzeyadi recently received the I3 research award (Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiative) for his collaboration with Neuroscience to uncover the complex relationship between lighting type and quality on occupants’ brain functions and stress modulation. He is currently applying this research to the creation of evidence-based design guidelines for occupants’ multi-comfort in commercial buildings, including offices, schools, and hospitals health care settings.

Elzeyadi has advised student teams receiving firsts in the UIA International Student Competition, RIBA Energy Futures, INREB International Competitions, as well as the Luraline International Luminaire competition in recent years. He is the faculty advisor and sponsor for two out of top ten winning entries for the AIA COTE top 10 student design awards for 2014-2015. He has received research commendation awards and best paper awards from multiple organizations including Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA), Ford Foundation, World Academy for Design and Health, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), King Abdullah City of Science and Technology (KACST), and the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). He serves on the editorial board and scientific committees of various journals and conferences including Greenbuild, Design and Health Journal, and the Architectural Research Center Consortium.

Elzeyadi is a registered architect and engineer in Egypt where since 1988 he has maintained a private architectural practice specializing in building rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of historic structures. He was the designer and principal architect for winning entries in competitions for the Abu-Dhabi National Oil Company Administration Building (UAE) and for the rehabilitation and reuse of regional offices of the World Health Organization in Alexandria, Egypt. He is the past-president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), a past-member to the USGBC Research Advisory Committee, Past-Chair of USGBC, Thought and Leadership in Research working group, and an active member of the Illumination Engineering Society (IES), American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), and Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (OR BEST).


Professor Dr. Ray Hutchison , University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, United States.

Ray Hutchison is Professor of Sociology, faculty advisor for Urban Studies and Director of the Hmong Studies Center at UW-Green Bay.  Dr. Hutchison grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and received the BA (Sociology) from Harpur College at the State University of New York-Binghamton and the MA and PhD (Sociology) from the University of Chicago. His areas of research and teaching include urban studies, street gangs, race and ethnicity, and immigration.  He is the editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, series editor of Research in Urban Sociology (Emerald Press), and editor of a new monograph series in urban sociology for Anthem Press (UK).

 


Professor Dr. Hossein Sadri, Girne American University CYPRUS and Lecturer of Architecture and Contemporary Challenges at Coventry University, UK.   

Dr. Hossein Sadri is an academic, designer, activist, and writer. In addition to his faculty position at Coventry University UK, he holds a full professor position at Girne American University where he worked as the head of architecture and the dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts between 2011-2016. He held academic teaching and research positions at Islamic Azad University of Tabriz in IRAN, National Academy of Sciences in AZERBAIJAN, The American University in Canterbury - UK, and The City University of New York in the USA. He studied undergraduate and graduate courses in the departments of Architecture, Philosophy, and Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Islamic Azad University of Tabriz in IRAN, Gazi University, Hacettepe University, and Yildiz Technical University in TURKEY, and Central European University in HUNGARY. 

 


Professor Dr. Mee Kam NG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Urban governance and planning, sustainable development, world city, community planning, urban regeneration

Professor Mee Kam Ng is currently the director of the Urban Studies programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

 


Mathematical Model Applied to Green Building Concept for Sustainable Cities under Climate Change

Professor. Dr. Md. Haider Ali Biswas, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Haider Ali Biswas is currently affiliated with Khulna University, Bangladesh as a Professor of Mathematics under Science Engineering and Technology School and he served as the Head of Mathematics Discipline from 2015 to 2018. Prof. Biswas obtained his B Sc (Honors) in Mathematics and M Sc in Applied Mathematics in the year 1993 and 1994 respectively from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, M Phil in Mathematics in the year 2008 from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto, Portugal in 2013. He has more than 20 years teaching and research experience in the graduate and post-graduate levels at different public universities in Bangladesh. He published Three Books, Five Book Chapters and more than 150 research papers in the peer reviewed journals and international conferences. Prof. Biswas  has worked at several R & D projects in home and abroad as PI and/or Researcher, particularly he is conducting different research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh and The World Academy of Science (TWAS), Trieste, Italy. His present research interests include Optimal Control with Constraints, Nonsmooth Analysis, ODEs and Dynamical Systems, Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Ecology, Environmental modeling and Climate change, Mathematical Biology and Biomedicine, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Since the last ten years, Prof. Biswas has been working on the applications of mathematical models for designing and implementing those to real life problems, specially for the sustainable/optimal management under the changing environment due to global warming. He is the life/general members of several professional societies and/or research organizations like Bangladesh Mathematical Society (BMS), Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (ASB), Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), UK, European Mathematical Society (EMS) and Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB). Dr. Biswas is the founder member of Mathematical Forum Khulna and served as the General Secretary of the Forum in 2013-2015. Dr. Biswas organized several national and international seminars/workshops/conferences in home and abroad and he has been working as Editor/Member of editorial boards of several international peer-reviewed journals. Professor Biswas contributed as Keynote/Invited/Plenary/Panel speaker at several international conferences/seminars/workshops in home and abroad. Professor Biswas has been nominated as the Member of the Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE) for 2017-2020 and the Associate Member of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) since 2017. Recently, Professor Biswas has been elected as a Member of Executive Committee of Bangladesh Mathematical Society (BMS) for the year 2020-2021, and also nominated as the Associate Editor of the international journal GANIT- Journal of Bangladesh Mathematical Society (BMS) for the year 2020-2021. Dr. Biswas has been nominated as a Member of Executive Committee of the IEOM Society, Bangladesh Chapter and also serving as the Treasurer of the IEOM Society, Bangladesh Chapter. He is also serving as the Faculty Advisor of the IEOM Society Khulna University Chapter. Professor Biswas is presently serving as the President of Bangladesh Society for Mathematical Biology (BSMB) for the year 2020-2022.


 

Associate Professor Dr. Hazem Rashed-Ali, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

Professor Rashed-Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, and the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning, UTSA. He joined UTSA in 2006 where he teaches design studios as well as building technology, environmental systems, and building performance simulation and evaluation courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has supervised thesis students in both the Architecture and Urban Planning programs. In 2014, Professor Rashed-Ali was the recipient of the University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, among the largest in the nation for rewarding outstanding faculty performance.

Professor Rashed-Ali’s current research focuses on sustainable architecture and urbanism with an emphasis on minimizing the negative environmental impacts of the built environment through the design of high-performance, energy efficient, and carbon neutral buildings and communities. He is the recipient of several research grants both individually and as part of interdisciplinary collaborative teams representing more than half a million dollars of research funding. Examples of his projects include conducting a neighborhood sustainability assessment for the City of San Antonio, developing an augmented reality system for the teaching of passive energy and energy efficiency principles, and investigating the energy efficiency potential of historic homes in humid climates. Professor Rashed-Ali’s work was published in prominent national and international conferences and journals. Professor Rashed-Ali is Vice President of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of research culture in architecture and related disciplines.

Professor Rashed-Ali holds a PhD in Architecture from Texas A&M University. He also has a M.S. in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in the UK focusing on Energy Efficient Buildings, and a B.S. in Architecture from Ain Shams University in Egypt. He is a registered architect in Egypt.

 


 

 Prof. Dr. Islam El Ghonaimy, Department Of Architecture and interior design, College of Engineering, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Islam Elghonaimy did the honors of setting forth the consultation services in City Urban Planner for TEAM International office, Iraq - Kurdistan Region, 2012-2016. And as urban consultant for World Institute for Development Economics Research of the UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland on 2007 & 2012 and as City Development Strategy Consultant, for World Bank projects with Arab Urban Developing Institute(AUDI), Arab Towns Organization, Riyadh, SA Academically, in 2000 he has been accredited the Doctoral of philosophy degree. Formerly, in 1995 he has been approved the M.Sc. and B.Sc. of Architect on 1988 In 2014, he was assigned to hold down a professor rank by High commission of Universities in Egypt. has been affiliated as moderator for the academic program for many universities. Since 2012, he has been affiliated with the University of Bahrain, College of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Interior Design and External reviewer in Higher Education for many universities in Gulf Region.

 
Dr. Igor Calzada, Cardiff University, UK
 

Dr. Igor Calzada, MBA, FeRSA (www.igorcalzada.com/about and @ICalzada) is a Senior

Researcher on digital, urban, and political transformations from the social innovation

perspective. His main research interest draws on how digital transformation processes driven

by AI disruption in the post-GDPR current context are altering techno-political and democratic

conditions of data governance for the emergence of new algorithmic citizenship regimes in

European (smart) cities and regions.

 He is the author of the monograph SMART CITY CITIZENSHIP recently (Nov. 2020) published

by Elsevier (https://www.elsevier.com/books/smart-city-citizenship/calzada/9780-12-815300-0).

 His work has appeared in the journals Journal of Urban Technology, Space and Polity,

Regional Studies Regional Science, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Transforming

Government: People, Process, and Policy (TGPPP), Sustainability, Smart Cities, Innovation:

The European Journal of Social Science Research, His is Fellow of the RSA.

 He is currently completing his new book published by Routledge entitled ‘Benchmarking City-

Regions’ (2021) and Emerald on emerging citizenship regimes (2022). At present, he holds the

following academic and policy positions:

  • Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University, Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data (WISERD) funded by the ESRC working on emerging citizenship regimes.
  • Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Oxford, Future of Cities and Urban Transformations ESRC Programmes, where he has been working as Senior Researcher since 2012 particularly on European Smart Cities (replicate-project.eu/city-2citylearning) and City-Regions’ (www.cityregions.org) comparative, interdisciplinary, and international research funded by EU-H2020, EU-Marie Curie, RSA Early Career Grant, and Ikerbasque Postdocotral Fellowship.
  • In addition to these, he serves as Senior Advisor on Digital Transformations in Urban Areas for UN-Habitat’s People-Centered Smart Cities Flagship Programme.
  • Until 2020, he has been serving as Senior Scientist at the European Commission’s Centre for Advanced Studies and the Digital Economy Unit in the DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) on AI, Digital Transformations, Digital Rights, and Platform and Data Co-operatives.

He has more than 20 years of research/policy experience as a senior lecturer/researcher

having research, teaching, and visiting positions in several universities and research

institutions worldwide in applied social innovation/sciences intersecting cities, techno

politics, and frontier technologies: Cardiff, Oxford, Strathclyde, Aston, Vrije, Malmö,

Iceland, Ikerbasque, Deusto, University of the Basque Country, Nevada, Mondragon, and

Helsinki.

 Outside academia, he was director in the Basque regional government in the public and in the private sector at Mondragon Co-operative Corporation (www.mondragon-corporation.com).

 He holds a PhD in Social Innovation with the qualification ‘Cum Laude’ from the University of Nevada, Reno (USA) and Mondragon University, an MBA, and a BA in Political Science and Sociology with Honours, both from the University of Deusto.

 

Dr. Milica Maksić Mulalić, Institute of Urban Planning City of Niš, Serbia

Dr Milica Maksić was born in 1980 in Niš. She graduated in Architecture from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Niš, in 2004, as best graduate student. She received a magister of science degree in 2008 and PhD degree in 2012 at the Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade. She is the author of two scientific monographs and more than 40 papers published in international journals and proceedings of international and national conferences. At the “Institute of Urban Planning City of Niš”, where she is currently employed, she has participated in the development of more than 20 spatial and urban plans and studies, as head of expert team, member of synthesis team and a member of the expert team. She has also taken part in the development of programs in the field of housing and local development planning implemented by UN Habitat and the city of Niš. She is a member of Serbian Spatial Planners Association, Serbian Town Planners Association and Serbian Chamber of Engineers (acquired licences for the responsible planner and responsible urban planning engineer). Areas of interest: the institutional framework of planning and spatial development, large-scale retail building policies, planning experiences of developed European countries.

 
 
Dr. Husam Husain, German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt
Dr. Husam Husain is a Jordanian Architect and Urbanist, holding Ph.D. in Architecture and Urban Planning specialized in coastal territories, urban adaptation, and regeneration strategies. He has worked in various Architectural firms, besides several freelance projects. His academic activities over the past years started in the American University in Northern Cyprus before moving to Cairo in 2018, where he currently holds a position in the Architecture and Urban Design program at the German University in Cairo. These activities were developed in parallel with initiatives of organizing several conferences, seminars, workshops, and research activities in different countries and in cooperation with several institutions. Further, as design-based research always require exposure through multidisciplinary platforms; Husam is currently developing a non-profitable Research-by-Action Urban-Lab in parallel to co-managing a scientific journal, besides his role as an editorial member of several journals, which together aim at widening the urban territorial perspective through several discourses with special focus on urban transformation in the Mediterranean basin; Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Geo-Economic global contexts.
 
 

 
 Assist. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ali Mosaberpanah, Department of Civil Engineering, Cyprus International University
Dr. Mosaberpanah is an Assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Cyprus International University, Nicosia, Cyprus. He received his Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University. Before he joined Cyprus International University in September 2017, he was Assistant Professor at Girne American University, Kyrenia, Cyprus, for a year. His current research interests include designing cementitious and non-cementitious materials using waste materials which are producing more sustainable materials in the construction industry. He is also interested in maximizing the quality of road pavement by minimizing the maintenance cost and pollutions in terms of a Sustainable Pavement Management System. His research also efforts the ways to monitor the road distress automatically by applying new technologies.
In his background, there are lots taught undergraduate and graduate courses and course advising of international students from more than 110 different countries, Moreover, several master students have been graduated under his supervision and many masters and Ph.D.’s are working on their thesis under his supervision. Dr. Mosaberpanah is very interested and motivated to make research and define new research projects as he published several articles and reviewed more than a hundred articles for the SCI-indexed journals. In 2018, he was invited by the Dean of Civil Engineering department of Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, and funded by Cyprus International University to conduct two research projects with the collaboration of construction materials lab researchers at the University of Laval. He is now Editor-in-chief of the International journal of Sustainable Structures and Materials.
 

Dr. Ming Hu, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation,  University of Maryland,United States.

Ming Hu is an Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, University of Maryland, College Park, affiliate faculty in the National Center for Smart Growth. She teaches technology courses focus on the integration of architectural design with structural, materials and building performance assessment. She is an architectural practitioner, educator and researcher with vast experience in high-performance building design, lifecycle assessment and building performance measurement and benchmarking. She has more than fourteen years’ experience working on international high-profile projects with HOK from the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her background includes training in the architectural discipline and years of practice across disciplines, which gives her a unique perspective and ability to weave these fields together in her research. Her research, teaching and outreach activities have been shaped by a domain of inquiry that does not fit in the box of “architectural discipline” or a “singular discipline.” Rather, her work centers on the intersection between green technologies and building systems, on exploring the inefficiency and vulnerability of existing design solutions, and on developing novel design technologies and frameworks to improve building performance and reduce environmental impact. Through practice, research and publications, her work comprises a coherent, integrated approach to research and professorship. She has contributed to the field of high-performance building design, particularly with her research work on net-zero building and lifecycle assessment. She has authored over 25 peer-reviewed papers and proceeding papers and over 40 technical reports. Her works have been selected as part of the Sustainability Exhibit at the 2017 United Nations Climate Change (COP23). She has conducted funded research totaling $262,783.She is author of the upcoming book “Net Zero Building: Predicted and Unintended Consequences” to be published by Routledge in 2019.She is recipient of 2019 Rockefeller Bellagio Center Academic Writing Residency. She is currently the Editor for Journal of Green Building and Journal of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. She is also investigating “Sense of Place” (SOP) from social, digital information and built environment perspectives and their relationship people’s value choices. The study of SOP in the design field present a unique opportunity to add new knowledge to this interdisciplinary topic.


 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Lazar Stosic, President of The Association for the Development of Science, Engineering and Education, Serbia

Editor in chief : International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE)


 

Dr. Anouar Abdelhakim BOUDHIR, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University, Morocco

Boudhir is currently an associate professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technique of Tangier. Actually, he is the president of the Mediterranean Association of Sciences and Technologies. He is an adviser at the Moroccan union against dropping out of school. He received the HDR degree from Abdelmalek Essaadi University; he is the co-author of several papers published in IEEExplorer, ACM, and in high indexed journals and conference. He co-edited a several books published on Springer series and he is a co-founder of a series of international conferences(Smart health17, SCIS’16, SCA18, SCA19, SCA20,NISS18, NISS19, NISS20, DATA21) till 2016, His supervise several thesis about Artificial Intelligence, Security, E-healthcare. His key research relates to Ah doc networks, VANETS, WSN, IoT, Big Data, Computer Healthcare Applications, Smart City Applications and Security Applications.