Visiting Senior Professor

Madgy Salama

Magdy Salama received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo. He was the founding Director of the University of Waterloo Campus, Dubai, UAE.

Magdy Salama is internationally recognized as an eminent researcher in the electrical energy systems. Results of his activities in distribution system planning and operation have become guidelines to many researchers in North America and Europe. His interests include the operation and control of distribution systems, smart grid, renewable energy sources, energy storage,
distributed generation, asset management and risk analysis, power‐quality analysis, and electric safety. Dr. Salama’s innovative research has been leading academia and industry worldwide, and will lead to new technology in electric engineering.

In 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 2014 and 2006 he received the Awards for Excellence in Research, University of Waterloo. In 1985 he received the Egyptian State Prize in Science. Dr. Salama has consulted widely with government agencies and the electrical industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

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Khandker Nurul Habib

Dr. Khandker Nurul Habib is an Associate Professor of Transportation Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Currently, he is the visiting senior professor of the Institut de l’énergie Trottier for the planning of the Annual Trottier Symposium (April 11th and 12th) on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design, whose theme is transportation.

He is a licensed professional engineer of Ontario (P.Eng.) and specializes in transportation planning, travel demand modelling, transportation data and survey methods, transport economics and transportation policy analysis. He has extensive research experiences in the application of transportation planning/engineering theories for strategic planning for sustainable development, resource management, infrastructure project evaluations, forecasting demand for infrastructure usage, valuation studies, and development of policy initiatives.

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