Dr. Elie Azar

Associate Professor - Carleton University Canada .

Dr. Elie Azar is an Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His main research focus is on smart and sustainable buildings and communities through the modeling and analysis of complex building systems and human behavior. Dr. Azar has worked as a construction engineer and building energy analyst in North America, the Middle East, and Europe. He has also authored more than 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and refereed conference proceedings, book chapters, in addition to two books on sustainability and smart cities in the Gulf. His research has been internationally recognized on several occasions through various international academic awards. Dr. Azar earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, and his Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  • February 25, 2021: Deadline to apply as a paper presenter
  • June 6, 2021: Deadline for paper presenters to submit their first draft
  • July 23-24, 2021: Dates of the 2020 Gulf Research Meeting
  • Note There is no deadline to register as a listening participant. However, seats are limited in each workshop and registration for non-paper presenters will be allowed on a space available basis.

GRM 2020


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