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Intelligent Transport Forum
Digital Forum | Available On-Demand

Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi
Director of Emirates Center for Mobility Research at UAE University


Dr. Hamad Al Jassmi is the Director of Emirates Center for Mobility Research (ECMR) at UAE University. He is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at UAE University, and a Research Fellow of University of New South Wales, Sydney. Dr. Al Jassmi obtained his PhD in Construction Engineering & Management from the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Before his PhD studies, Dr. Al Jassmi obtained his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the United Kingdom at the University of Greenwich, and the University of Cardiff.

Dr. Al Jassmi held numerous academic positions, including the Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and the Head of Graduation Projects Unit, at the College of Engineering – UAE University. Throughout his academic journey with UAEU since 2014, Al Jassmi developed numerous curricula for various civil engineering courses, and developed an interactive e-book that explains the fundamentals of Structural Engineering.

Dr. Al Jassmi’s research interests include expert systems and machine learning for the buildings and infrastructure sector. He published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, several which appeared in top ranked international journals. He has 3 recognized inventions, one for which he was granted a US patent, and two for which he received UAEU Chancellor’s innovation 1st place award in two consecutive years: 2020 and 2021. He also received “UAE Innovates” award 2021 by Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation (MBRCGI) on his work with the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi in the development of the computer-based mathematical model designed to analyze the predicted spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Al Jassmi chaired numerous key committees related to innovation, research, graduate studies and smart learning at UAE university, and is leading the university’s industry 4.0 smart factory project. He is also a member of the Capacity Review Panel to review the overall traffic safety capacity of the state of Abu Dhabi, and is a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Innovation Award sponsored by HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Apart from academia, Dr. Al Jassmi acted as Project Director, Project Manager or Project Lead at numerous consultancy projects related to mobility policy making and planning.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: Future of Transportation: Expectations vs Reality