Samah El-KhateebAssociate Professor - Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University
Dr. Samah El-Khateeb is an associate professor in Urban Design & Planning Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University. She was the head of the Architecture Department in Effat College of Architecture and Design in Saudi Arabia for four years starting from fall 2014. She is the PI of the smart and future cities laboratory for sustainable urban solutions (SFCL) funded from STDF, and the PI of “the Cairo charter a framework for social and environmental justice-driven Urban AI in Cairo & beyond” funded from Facebook Research & HSRC.
Additionally she is the CO-PI for project titled “Urban AI: Inspiring Smart Action for African Cities” funded from African cities lab . Also, she is the Co-PI for project titled ““Zero: Climate Numeracy as Narratives for Urban Resilience” funded from British council. Her research work is focusing on future & smart cities design and sustainable neighborhoods guidelines and eco urban design.
She was the PI for many research projects since 2011 between Egypt, Germany like; Ezbet Project. On the practical level, Samah was the executive director of Prime engineering consultants from 2007 till 2013. Currently, she is a smart city consultant and Environmental consultant for many projects. She is also a member of the Urban AI think tank and she is the country representative of responsible AI network Africa (RAIN AFRICA)