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 Madlen Simon, University of Maryland, USA
I am Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Outreach in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland. Design thinking is my focus as a researcher and educator. While the scientific method is a way of discovering what is, design thinking is a method for envisioning what ought to be. I put design thinking into practice to envision better futures for people and communities. My scholarship discovers the history and theory of design thinking and the education of designers. As an educator, I teach future architects design thinking as a methodology for engaging with people around the globe and I teach design thinking to students from all disciplines as a methodology for innovation and entrepreneurship. I work with graduate students and seek funding for design research projects investigating questions facing organizations as they plan strategically for their futures. As an academic and professional leader, I use design thinking to engage colleagues in productive change, to advance undergraduate education at the University of Maryland, and to advance architectural education across the nation. I currently teach the graduate Architectural Design Studio: Bridging the Gap, a Global Classrooms Initiative course in collaboration with Al-Nahrain University in Baghdad. Our international, inter-university collaboration includes research on virtual global education plus funded curriculum development collaboration.
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
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.