Soliman Abu-Samra is a self-motivated civil engineer with blended professional and academic experience in project and infrastructure asset management. Soliman pursued his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in construction and infrastructure management in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Currently, he is working towards his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering at Concordia University, Canada.
Throughout his academic career, Soliman has published six books and more than 20 journal and conference articles about establishing proper management systems for multiple infrastructure and construction operations. Moreover, he was invited to speak in several public events, TED talks, and participated in panel discussions to enhance city infrastructures. In addition, his professional experience in mega-scale worldwide projects has framed the real-life problems that municipalities and contractors are presently facing while managing their assets and projects.
Soliman has served as a reviewer for many well-known international journals and conferences in civil engineering such as Automation in Construction, Open Construction and Building Technology, and Civil Engineering and Architecture, as well as the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th International Conferences on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, the Saudi Council of Engineers and the Egyptian Syndicate of Professional Engineers.
His research interests are focused on infrastructure management, construction planning and management, artificial intelligence, optimization, business performance, governments’ funding solutions, and asset management and financing.