Abdel is a senior research associate in the Policy and Decision Science program. He is a certified Geographic Information System (GIS) Professional (GISP), with over 17 years of industry and research experience in GIS and geo-information management. His research focuses on spatial economic modeling to better understand and forecast the interactions between economic activities, energy demand, land use, and transportation in urban areas.
Previously, Abdel worked for world-renowned global companies, such as Accenture and ESRI, in North America and the Middle East. He served as a technical leader and senior consultant, guiding clients in the energy sector on how to extract value out of geospatial data assets, and GIS investments. Abdel holds an M.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada.