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Hossam Abdelgawad

Biography: Dr. Abdelgawad is a Transportation Director and Smart Cities / ITS Expert at SETS North Africa and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering – Cairo University.

•Dr. Abdelgawad has over 12 years of experience accumulated in Canada and the Middle East in: 1) traffic management, operations, modelling, and optimization; 2) data-driven innovation in transportation and spatial data management and warehousing; 3) Smartphone Apps design, testing, piloting, and real-time implementation; 3) smart cities, big data, and IoT; and 5) evaluation of new technologies for travel time and traffic data collection including ITS systems specifications, and functional requirements.

•Dr. Abdelgawad successfully managed and led large-scale international projects, including: Traffic Management and Operations of the 2015 Toronto Pan-AM Games, Emergency Evacuation Modelling and Simulation of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Development and Implementation of Urban Traffic Control System for Imtech (PEEK) Netherlands.

•Dr. Abdelgawad is the winner of the International Transport Forum Award, 2010, for Transport and Innovation – competition among 52 countries - for his work on emergency evacuation and disaster management of large cities. Dr. Abdelgawad has more than 35 publications (including 17 international journal publications) and 2 book chapters.

•Dr. Abdelgawad received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.