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  1. Dr. Khaled Hamad presented a paper at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. The TRB conference, which was held in January 12th-16th 2020 in Washington, DC in the USA. The Conference, which is considered the largest and oldest conference in the area of transportation in the world, included over 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops this year. Co-authored by Dr. Khaled's former master student Eng. Abdul Kareem M. Ismail, the paper evaluated the safety of the directional interchange with semi-direct ramp connections and loops (DI-SDRL). Their results showed that DI-SDRL ramp segments witnessed higher number of crashes than the conventional directional interchange.


  2. Dr. Rami Al-Ruzouq presented a research article at the "SPIE. Remote Sensing" conference in Strasbourg, France in September, 2019. The research article was entitled "Multi-scale correlation-based feature selection and random forest classification for LULC mapping from the integration of SAR and optical Sentinel images". In this article, the authors investigated the potential of using freely available satellite images to extract land use and land cover (LULC) maps in semi-arid environments through. They developed a multi-scale classification framework and utilized feature selection as well as machine learning to extract LULC from the satellite images products. Overall, the authors illustrated that utilizing freely available satellite images along with their developed framework has the potential to improve LULC extraction. Moreover, it can be effectively used to update GIS layers for various applications. 

  3. Dr. Waleed Zeiada was interviewed by the International Road Federation (IRF) - Middle East & North Africa Chapter - as part of his participation at their congress which took place in Dubai during the period October 29-30, 2017. Dr. Zeiada presented research about "Healing Based Approach for Perpetual Asphalt Pavement Design". The full interview can be checked here.  
  4. First place winner in the 1st Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) GIS Day. The winning project presented the infrastructure growth of the City of Sharjah during the last few decades utilizing image processing and remotely sensed images. A TV report was prepared by Sharjah TV where it can be viewed here

  5. Sharjah TV local news "Akhbar Al-Dar" interviewed Dr. Saleh Ahmed Abu Dabous to discuss research findings on developing a novel bridge condition assessment index in collaboration with the UAE ministry of infrastructure development. The interview was aired on August 22, 2017. The full interview can be found here.

  6. "Amasi"-social program broadcasted daily on Sharjah TV, hosted Dr. Salah Al-Toubat and Dr. Rami Al-Ruzouq to spot the light on the International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17). The full encounter can be viewed here.

  7. Organized two joint international conferences: International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17) and the International Forum on Engineering Education. More information can be found here.

  8. SCIS-RG participated in the 2nd Sciences and Engineering Research Groups Forum held at the University of Sharjah. Further details can be found here.

  9. Dr. Waleed Zeiada received an appreciation award for his contribution in the Superpave workshop organized by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development during the period 24-25 January 2017

  10. Eng. Iyad Sahnoon, Dr. Khaled Hamad, and Prof. Abdallah Shanableh received Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport in the Best Academic Research category in February 2016. Further information can be found here.

    Copy Right: Government of Dubai
  11. Seminar on Combined High-Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction and Computed Tomography to Characterize Constitutive Behavior of Geo-materials.

    Title: "Combined High-Energy Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction and Computed Tomography to Characterize Constitutive Behavior of Geo-materials"

    Speaker: Prof. Khalid Alshibli. Professor and Associate Department Head for Graduate Programs, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996

    Date and Time: 23/12/2015 @ 1230PM
  12. Seminar on Traffic noise and vibration

    Title: Transportation Noise and Vibration

    Speaker: Dr. Ahmed El-Aassar, P.E., INCE, ASA

    Date and Time: 7/10/2015 @ 1230PM

    Location: W8-007(Ibn-Nafis)

  13. Dr. Saleh Abu Dabous joined SCIS during Fall 2015/16

    Saleh Abu Dabous is an Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He is a licensed professional engineer of Ontario, worked with the construction industry in Canada. Also, taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Concordia University.  Dr. Abu Dabous primary research and professional interests are in the areas of infrastructure management, bridge management systems and decision support systems, bridge condition assessment and deterioration modeling, and construction budget and schedule control. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed technical journals and conference proceedings. He won a number of awards including the honorable mention in the competition for the 2011 Stephen G. Revay Award, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. Dr. Abu Dabous was a member of the organizing committee for the International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment (ISSE 2011) organized in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Development at the University of Cambridge. He holds a Ph. D. and a Master from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology.