Dr. Fodil Fadli Qatar University, Lead PI (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Fodil Fadli is the lead principal investigator (LPI) of SPORTE3Q project. He is currently serving as the Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at Qatar University. An architect and academic, he successfully completed a PhD in Sustainable Architecture from the School of Architecture and Design Technology at the University of Huddersfield in the UK. Fodil has worked in the AEC industry and academia in the UK, Europe and the MENA region. His teaching and research interests cover sustainable architecture, sustainability assessment and modelling, the internet of things and people linked to smart buildings, building performance evaluation, building information modelling (BIM), digital twins (DT), AI applications in architectural and urban design, architectural topology optimization, digitizing heritage, and the design of dynamic environments. He has published and presented his work extensively as a regularly invited speaker, expert reviewer, and examiner for regional and international Higher Education and Research & Design institutions. He is the recipient (LPI-PI) of several R&DI grants attracting more than US$ 3.5 Million over the last few years.
Dr. Ioan Petri Cardiff University, PI (Principal Investigator)
Dr. Petri is a Lecturer of "Smart Infrastructures Informatics" in the School of Engineering and a member of the BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering Centre. He is an inventor and the ICT lead of CUSP (Computational Urban Sustainability Platform) www.cuspplatform.com.
He specialises in edge computing with artificial intelligence (Edge-AI) with applications to the built and natural environment. He focuses on developing intelligent computer systems to devise and enact "smartness" and persistent forms of intelligence for smart infrastructures via Digital Twins.
He also explores the federation of energy networks using blockchain technologies with Internet-of-Things to support energy exchanges and monetisation of energy in communities. He also studies the integration of Blockchain technologies with Building Information Modelling (BIM) for construction digitalisation.
Dr. Nader Meskin Qatar University, PI (Principal Investigator)
Nader Meskin received the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998; the M.Sc. degree from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering in 2008 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar, from January 2010 to December 2010. He is currently an Associate Professor at Qatar University, Doha, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Concordia University. He has published more than 210 refereed journal and conference papers. His research interests include fault diagnosis and health monitoring of complex industrial systems, multi-agent systems, mathematical modelling and control of biomedical systems, and intelligent transportation systems.
Prof. Yacine Rezgui Cardiff University, Co-I (Co-Investigator)
Professor Yacine Rezgui specialises in Urban Informatics. He conducts research in the following areas: Building Informatics with a focus on semantics (BIM and Ontologies) and Knowledge Management, Building and District Energy Management (with a focus on the next generation energy control systems), Catchment and Urban Water Management (including modelling, data analytics, and optimisation), Resilience of the Built Environment to Natural Disasters, Smart Cities. He has over 200+ refereed publications in the above areas, which appeared in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, and several IEEE Transaction journals, imcluding IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Qatar University, PI (Principal Investigator)
Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad has over 15 years of teaching, research and construction industry experience. His experience includes BIM and innovative design applications in the UK architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry for more than 10 years. Has a passion for teaching and research. Skilled in the field of sustainable infrastructure, design development, and supporting the adoption of BIM culture change to facilitate organizational performance within the built- environment. Have a passion for wayfinding and flexible spaces especially in healthcare buildings and Energy Analysis towards low carbon buildings. Interested in organization of data for performance and asset whole lifecycle management.
Dr. Tom Beach Cardiff University, Co-I (Co-Investigator)
Tom's research focuses on innovation in the built environment field underpinned by state of the art computing technologies. This combination of a background in Computer Science, a solid grounding in the built environment field, and expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and built environment semantics, makes me ideally placed to conduct research towards creating a more intelligent, efficient and adaptable built environment.
More specifically, Tom's research interests include: (a) specification and implementation of building/district/city data storage, (b) the Internet of Things(IoT) and its application to the monitoring and control of the built environment, (c) data analytics including machine learning and artificial intelligence, (d) application of cloud/distributed computing to data storage and processing for built environment applications and (e) the semantics of data within the built environment.
Eng. Mariam Elnour Qatar University, RA (Research Assistant)
Mariam Elnour obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Qatar University. Her Master's thesis was concerning the development of health monitoring strategies for air conditioning systems in commercial buildings using Machine Learning. Currently, she is working in Qatar University, Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, as a research assistant on SPORTE3Q NPRP project and her research interests include machine learning, deep learning, signal processing, energy-water nexus optimization, decarbonized smart buildings, and anomaly diagnosis.
Andrei Hodorog Cardiff University, RA (Research Assistant)
Andrei's research interests are at the crossroads of social media analysis, user experience design and engineering. He focuses on developing state-of-the-art user interfaces and user-centric, intelligent computer ecosystems for the built environment and infrastructure of smart buildings. He is particularly interested in social media analysis for BIM (Building Information Modelling).
Ar. Hamdi Sherif Qatar University, RA (Research Assistant)
Hamdi Mohammed Sherif holds a BSc. in Architecture and is currently working on his Masters in Urban Planning and Design (MUPD) at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning, Qatar University. He is working as a Research Assistant at Qatar University and his research interests include Building Information Modeling (BIM), Digital Twins (DT), energy modeling, and sustainability applications in architectural and urban design.