M.Sc. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

More than 12 years' experience as Waste/Environmental expert (Municipal/Organic waste) and Medical Waste Treatment. Management, optimizing and minimizing waste and pollution - situation assessment and prescribed methodology.

More than 15 years’ experience in energy projests and efficiency implementation, construction efficiency optimization and incorporation of renewable energy technologies, research and implementation and environmental impact assessment, control and minimizing pollution aspect of the project.

Presentations for the local stakeholders, on the EU rules and regulations; etc. Reporting and preparing lectures/presentations to the local beneficiaries and to the EU Delegation.

Very strong experience in EU legislation, analysis of existing laws and their compliance with EU legislation.

Tender dossiers preparation for the works, supplies and in accordance with FIDIC standard contracts conditions for construction and contract procedures for EU external actions (PRAG).

Sam McCloskey BSc, MSc, CEnv, FEI

Director, Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy

(Industry / Academic Collaborative Research Centre)

Sam was appointed as Manager of CASE in November 2012, becoming Director in May 2013, following an 18 year career in consultancy. She can call upon broad ranging experience of managing energy, sustainability and resource efficiency projects across a number of industry sectors, from local to pan-European projects, and with a strong focus on programme management. Sam was Northern Ireland Manager of the ERDF funded Envirowise programme for over a decade. As a member of the MATRIX government science advisory panel for sustainable energy, she was intrinsically involved in the development of a Road Map for sustainable energy to 2035 in Northern Ireland. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Workspace Group, one of the largest social enterprise organisations in Northern Ireland.

Since 2011, CASE has been working with Northern Ireland business and academia to identify industry research needs in three priority areas; energy from biomass, turbines and energy systems. To date the centre has funded 25 collaborative research projects ranging from the biomass, to micro-grid, to tidal energy and has access to over £5m funding for the research projects from Invest NI’s Competence Centre programme. CASE also supports industry to leverage additional R&D funding through other International, European and National funding mechanisms. Sam has had a leading role on a number of European funded projects included project coordinator on the €3.6m Marie-Curie ITN ‘ATBEST’ project. She is also currently a Board Advisor to the Bryden Centre, a €9.7m INTERREG VA funded industrial doctorate research centre which is focused on marine and bio-energy research.

Dr Adel Bolbol Fernández

Dr Adel Bolbol Fernández is the regional Business Development Manager for Advanced
Analytics at ESRI, developing technological horizon-scanning strategies, business and industry
solutions, proof of concepts, commercial territory plans and demonstrations. He has more than
15 years of experience working with Spatial Data Management, Analytics and GIS consultancy
in several domains including Utilities, Transportation, Land Information, Defence, Maritime,
Aviation, Weather & Archaeology.

Adel has a PhD in GeoInformatics from University College London (UCL) on using Machine
Learning for understanding movement and behaviour, MSc in GIS from City University London,
and APM/PMI certified. He is also a member of the British Computing Society (BCS), Open
Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and Association for Project Management (APM). Over the past
15 years, Adel has worked across industries in the Geospatial domain such as Transportation,
Defence, Utilities and Land Information in UK, USA, UAE & Egypt.

Through the years, Adel led numerous geospatial technology deployments, advanced Data
Analytics and Artificial Intelligence work for and with several organizations such as Transport for
London (TfL), Department for Transport (DfT), UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), US Department of
Defence (DoD), UK Hydrographic Office, UK MetOffice, Rural Payments Agencies of England,
Ireland & Scotland, Thames Water Utilities, many of Abu Dhabi and Dubai Governmental
agencies amongst others in the region, and a plethora of organizations in the private sector.
Adel’s current role has been overseeing the market needs and developments in the region of
the Middle East, Africa and West Asia for Advanced Analytics.

Adel’s work interests include Spatial Analysis, Spatiotemporal Data Analytics, Machine
Learning, Data Mining, Movement Analysis, WebGIS, Spatial Data Infrastructures, and
Geospatial Information Standardisation.

Journal Publications:
• Bolbol, A, Cheng, T and Tsapakis, I, 2014. A Spatio-Temporal Approach for Identifying
the Sample Size for GPS-Based Travel Surveys: A Case Study of London’s Road
Network. Journal of Transport Research: Part C, Volume 43, Part 2, pp. 176-187.
• Bolbol, A, Cheng, T, Tsapakis, I & Haworth, J, 2012. Inferring hybrid transportation modes
from sparse GPS data using a moving window SVM classification, Computers,
Environment and Urban Systems
, Special Issue: Advances in Geocomputation, Volume
36, Issue 6, pp. 526–537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2012.06.001
• Tsapakis, I, Turner, J, Cheng, T, Heydecker, B and Bolbol, A, 2012. Effects of Tube
Strikes on Journey Times in the Transport Network of London. Journal of Transport
Research Board, Transportation Research Record (TRR),
Report no. 12-2297, pp. 84–
92. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=1129719
• Tsapakis, I Cheng, T & Bolbol, A, 2012. Impact of Weather Conditions on Macroscopic
Urban Travel Times. Journal of Transport Geography. Volume 28, pp. 204-211.
• Tsapakis, I, Schneider, W H, Bolbol, A and Skarlatidou, A, 2011. Discriminant Analysis
for Assigning Short-Term Counts to Seasonal Adjustment Factor Groupings. Journal of
Transport Research Board, Transportation Research Record (TRR)
, Report no. 11-
2673, pp. 112-119.
Recent Speaking Engagements (Keynotes & Conferences):
• Bolbol, A, 2017. Enabling Smart Cities with GIS & Analytics. Esri Turkey User
Istanbul, Turkey, October 4, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. The Role of IoT & Analytics in Smart Cities. Bahrain GIS Day, Manama,
Bahrain, November 22, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. ArcGIS Enterprise & Advanced Analytics. Esri Lebanon GIS Day,
Beirut, Lebanon, November 21, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. Safe Communities for National Security. Esri Lebanon GIS Day, Beirut,
Lebanon, November 21, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. Intelligent IoT, Advanced Analytics & Big Data Applications. Abu Dhabi
Digital Government Innovation Oasis. GITEX 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 7, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. GeoSpatial Advances in IoT, Analytics & Big Data. Esri Portugal
Advanced Analytics Workshop.
Information Management School, NovaIMS, Nova
University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, October 4, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. Spatially Enabling Big Data & Advanced Analytics. First international
Conference on Geospatial Information management.
Royal Jordanian Geographic
Centre, Amman, Jordan, September 12, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. Enabling Smart Cities using Advanced Geospatial Analytics. Geomatics
Egypt Conference, Cairo, Egypt, April 23, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. GeoAnalytics for ArcGIS Enterprise. Kuwait User Conference, Kuwait,
March 28-29, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced Analytics & Field Apps. Workshop for
Qatar Centre for GIS CGIS, AL Doha, Qatar, March 27, 2017.
• Bolbol, A, 2017. Artificial Intelligence & Advanced GeoAnalytics. Workshop at The Abu
Dhabi Systems & Information Centre Mandate (ADSIC), Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 26,
• Bolbol, A, 2016. Advanced ArcGIS Technology Overview. Middle East & North Africa
Esri User Conference
, Dead Sea, Jordan, November 8-10, 2016.
• Bolbol, A, 2016. Advances in Geospatial Applications. GISWORX 2016, Dubai, UAE,
April 19-21, 2016.
• Bolbol, A., Brackin, R. & Cavazzi, S., 2015. Uncertainty-Based Discovery in Marine
Spatial Data Infrastructures. Congreso Cartografía e IDEs de la VII Convención
Agrimensura. Havana, Cuba, September 24-26, 2015.
• Bolbol, A., 2015. Handling Uncertainty in Spatial Data. OGC 15th Technical and
Planning Committee. Nottingham, UK, September 14-17, 2015.
• Bolbol, A., Cheng, T. & Tsapakis, I., 2013. Matching GPS Data to Transport Networks.
Geographic Information Science Research in the UK Conference, University of
Liverpool, UK, April 3-5, 2013. (Accepted for Presentation)
• Bolbol, A, Cheng, T and Tsapakis, I, 2013. A Spatio-Temporal Approach for Identifying
the Sample Size for GPS-Based Travel Surveys. Proceedings of the Universities
Transport Studies Group (UTSG) Annual Meeting
, Oxford, UK, January 2-4, 2013.
• Bolbol, A, Cheng, T, Tsapakis, I and Chow, A, 2012. Sample Size Calculation for
Studying Transportation Modes from GPS Data, Procedia - Social and Behavioral
, Volume 48, 2012, Pages 3040-3050.
• Tsapakis, I Cheng, T & Bolbol, A, 2012. Understanding Effects of Tube Strikes on
Macroscopic and Link Travel Times. Transport Research Arena, Athens, April 23-26,
• Bolbol, A Cheng, T Skarlatidou, A & Tsapakis, I, 2011. A GIS-Machine Learning
Approach for Inferring Travel Mode from Sparse GPS Data. Proceedings of 9th
International Conference on Survey Methods in Transport (ISCTSC)
, Termas Puyehue,
Chile, November 14-18, 2011.
• Bolbol, A. Cheng, T and Haworth, J, 2011. Using a Moving Window SVMs Classification
to Infer Travel Mode from GPS Data. Geocomputation 2011, UCL, July 20-22, 2011.
• Bolbol, A. Cheng, T. Tsapakis, I. and Skarlatidou, A., 2011. Identifying Intermediary
Modes from GPS Data
. Presented at Association of American Geographers Annual
, Seattle, Washington, April 12-16, 2011.
• Skarlatidou, A, Cheng, T, Hacklay, M and Bolbol, A, 2011. Investigating non-experts'
trust perceptions in Spatial Decision Support Systems for public use
. Presented at
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, April 12-16,
• Tsapakis, I, Cheng, T and Bolbol, A, 2011. Effect of Adverse Weather Conditions on
Urban Speeds and Travel Time Reliability of Bus Lane and Non-Bus Lane Users.
Presented at Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Seattle,
Washington, April 12-16, 2011.
• Bolbol, A, Cheng, T, and Paracha, A, 2010. GEOTRAVELDIARY: Towards Online
Automatic Travel Behaviour Detection. WebMGS: 1st International Workshop on
Pervasive Web Mapping, Geoprocessing and Services
, Politecnico di Milano, Como,
Italy, August 26-27, 2010.
• Bolbol, A and Cheng, T, 2010. GPS Data Collection Setting for Pedestrian Activity
Modelling. GISRUK 2010: Proceedings of Geographical Information Science Research
UK Conference,
UCL, London, April 14-16, 2010.

Image result for ılan adler Dr Adler is the CEO and founder of EcoNomad Solutions, a social enterprise dedicated to improving local conditions for farmers and rural communities through appropriate eco-technologies, such as waste to energy or solar-based water treatment systems. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Enterprise Fellow, as well as a principal teaching fellow in Environmental Engineering Design at University College London (UCL),  where he did his PhD in rainwater harvesting techniques. Currently, he is also the Director for the MSc in Engineering and International Development.

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Janja Benedik (born 1970) has finished her study of biology at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She was teaching biology in different high schools for couple of years and later she started to work at Natural History Society of Slovenia where she is still working. Among different tasks with different projects run by society, she started
to develop natural tourism more intensively. First trips were limited only to Slovenia but later expands also to other countries. When training to become an official licenced tourist guide she noticed lack of natural sciences in education of future tourist guides so she is trying to develop tourist's programs where nature, protected areas and sustainable tourism are priority. In last 15 years, she organized and guided more than 120 different programs in different countries in Europe and Middle East. Participants get a lot of information about local nature, which includes ecosystems, flora and fauna, local geology, and local history, way of life, food etc. She is promoting local tourism with hiring local tourist guides and using accommodation at local guesthouses. The groups she’s guiding are usually small because mass tourism is destroying local communities and they lost their local spirit. She wants to show the tourists peculiarities of nature, history and culture of visited countries and not left any destroying footprints, only new friendships, satisfied tourists with new and unique experiences and of course satisfied local people, who can earn some money to have a better life and who can preserve old traditions with their promotion to the tourists. Diversity enriches people and the key of future tourism is a sustainable tourism.


Registration               Re g i s t e r e d A r c h i t e c t , Ne w Y o r k S t a t e , US A #030722

Re g i s t e r e d A r c h i t e c t , Cy p r u s ,  #186


1992 - 1995               University of Kansas                           Lawrence, Kansas M. Arch.   (Thesis- Influences of Ottoman Architecture On Vernacular Cypriot Architecture)

1991 - 1992               University of Kansas                           Lawrence, Kansas

BA in Architecture  (with distinction)


  1984 - 1988

BA in Architecture

University of Yıldız Istanbul, Turkey
Professional experience  




Eco Green Builders


Kyrenia, Cyprus




European University of Lefke


Lefke, Cyprus

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Architecture


2011-present                   In. Site: Studios                                    Kyrenia, Cyprus



2001-present                   In. Site: Architecture                  Rochester, New York

Pr i n c i p a l / Pa r t n e r


2000-2004                       Hobart & William Smith Colleges   Geneva, New York

Adjunct Faculty, Art & Architectural Studies Program


1999 – 2001                    Doran Yarrington & Moran Architects  Rochester, New York

Project Manager & Architect


1998 - 1999                    New Energy Works                      Shortsville, New York

Design Team Manager


1998 - 1998                  Nims, Calvani & Associates    Albuquerque, New Mexico



1996 - 1998               Berry Langford Architects             Albuquerque, New Mexico

Project Manager & Architect


1996 - 1998 a.i.y Design/ Builders Lawrence, Kansas


1992 - 1995



University of Kansas



Lawrence, Kansas

Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Architecture


1991 - 1998                 Dan Rockhill & Associates                  Lawrence, Kansas



1988 - 1989                     Ahmet V. Beheaddin & Associates     Nicosia, Cyprus

Project Manager & Architect




Yapicioglu Ltd. Girne, Cyprus
1987 - 1988


Gorgul Design Istanbul, Turkey



Professional memberships

American Institute of Architects, Europe


American Institute of Architects Nat'l Trust for Historic Preservation Preservation League of NY Landmark Society of Western NY

NE Sustainable Energy Assoc. (NESEA) Perry & Warsaw Chambers of Commerce Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) Livingston County Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Architects, Nicosia, Cyprus






Community activities

2019-present  American Institute of Architects Continental Europe Treasurer


2013-present    Society for International Development Secretary, SID Nicosia Chapter


2012 - 2014    American Institute of Architecture Continental Europe Southern Region



2010-2011          Practice  &  Design  Coordinator,   American  Institute  of  Architects, Rochester Chapter


2006 - present  Managing Member of Perry New York, LLC


2000 - 2004      Member of Arts & Cultural Council Rochester, New York


1999 - 2001      Advisory Committee Member for Restoration of 1858 Aldrich Change

Bridge, Erie Canal, Palmyra, New York

1999 - 2008      Member of 19th Ward Community Association Rochester, New York


1999 - 2004      Member of Pyramid Arts Center Rochester, New York


1992 - 1995      President of North Cyprus Student Association, University of Kansas


1991 - 1995      Member of Lawrence Preservation Alliance, Lawrence, Kansas



Awards /

Publications / Speaking


2017      Girne American  University,  Cyprus  Panelist “Urban Politics in Cyprus; “Holistic



2016    Chairperson  (conference  organizer), American Institute of Architects Continental

Europe   Girne/Kyrenia:   Communicating   Across Cultures,   29  September   -  2

October 2016


2015     Green Gestures 5th. International Design Week, Eastern Mediterranean University

May 20-22, 2015 Rammed Earth WorkShop


2014     Mimarca Magazine, “sustainable living, cities and buildings”


2012       Eastern  Mediterranean   University  Urban  Research  &  Development  Center, Cyprus  Speaker  “Sustainability? in Architecture”



2012   Oma n E c o F r i e n d l y H o u s e C o m p e t i t i o n - Eco-House Dhofar University, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman, Green Consultant


2011    Ecohome Magazine,  FLIPhouse featured in “Old is New Again”, February


2011      Life in the Finger Lakes, Silver Lake Cottage featured in “From the Ground Up: Transforming a Cottage into Multigenerational Home”, Spring


2010    Girne  American  University,  Cyprus  Keynote  speaker  “Architecture  and  Human Rights”  presentation  entitled  “ValBio  Research  Center  Ranomafana, Madagascar”, December


2009    TEDx Rochester invited Speaker, an independent TED talks event, November


2009    Livingston County News featured article “Green; Foundation to Roof”, May


2009   Batavia   Daily   News   Interviewed   and   featured   regarding   political   situation

Madagascar, March


2005    Finger Lakes Times, Feature on Brink Road House, September


2005     Batavia Daily News featured I.S:A on front page, regarding design-built work on the Bussey Building, August


2005     Girne American University, Cyprus Keynote speaker presentation entitled Structure, Space and Body”, May


2004    Livingston County News featured article, “From Bauhaus to

Farmhouse”, November


2004     City Newspaper article “Getting Back to Nature” featured firm, April


2003     Residential Architect magazine, featured in article “Start-ups”, November


2003     Kitchen & Bath Magazine, featured I.S:A project in article “Stealing Spaces”, May


2000      Arts  &  Cultural  Council  for  Greater  Rochester  Award  for  Chair “505” at  the

Pyramid Arts Center Bridging The Gap: the 11th Annual Members’ Exhibition


1993     Kansas  Preservation  Alliance  Preservation  Award  for the preservation  of The

Priestly House, 917 Delaware House and The Blockhouse of Old Fort Hays

Dr. Guven is currently the Dean of San Diego State University campus in the Republic of Georgia.  He previously served as Rector/President of three different universities in Turkey and North Cyprus (1998-2011): As the Founding Rector Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey; as the Rector of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) in North Cyprus ; and as the Rector of Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey.  Until 1998, Dr. Güven worked at San Diego State University (SDSU) as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and as Directors of SDSU’s Energy Engineering Institute and SDSU’s Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center.  In addition to his wide range of experiences in higher education and university administration in Cyprus, Turkey, Republic of Georgia and USA, Dr. Güven is an energy expert with specializations in, alternative energy, energy efficiency, power plant engineering and sustainability.

Dr. Güven received his B.S. degree from Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, 1978), his M.S. degree from Mississippi State University on a Fulbright Scholarship (1981), and his doctorate (Ph.D.) from University of Houston, in mechanical engineering (1983), with a specialization in alternative energy and technology transfer to developing countries.  At San Diego State University, he founded and directed two important centers, namely the Energy Engineering Institute (EEI) (1986) on applied energy research for industrial and manufacturing facilities, and the Industrial Assessment Center (1990), financially supported by the US Department of Energy (USDOE), on evaluating energy usage by small to medium size industrial facilities. His work at EEI received ‘Energy Innovation Award’ from the US Department of Energy (1988). He served as vice-president for two terms (1988, 1989) and as president for one-term (1993) at Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), San Diego Chapter. Among many other awards, Dr. Güven received Energy Professional Development Award from AEE (1987), Teetor Educator Award from SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) (1992), and the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from San Diego Engineering Societies (1993) in recognition of “devoted services to the Engineering Profession and Community.”

Alongside his numerous articles in energy systems in peer-reviewed scientific journals, Dr. Güven has edited books and published book chapters on globalization, leadership, clash of civilizations and education.  Dr. Güven took part in Harvard Graduate School of Education’s “Harvard Seminar for New University Presidents” in 2000, and speaks Turkish, English, and moderate Spanish.   Dr. Güven is born in Cyprus.  He is married and has 5 sons.

Dr Ali Amiri has a PhD in Civil Engineering and Sustainability from the University College London (UCL). He is the Head of Sustainability at Ramboll Middle East and Asia-Pacific, and has almost 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, specifically in in the field of sustainability and management related to a variety of building, master planning and infrastructure projects. Over the course of his career, Ali has worked in several countries such as the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as Qatar. He has published many articles on sustainability appraisal of buildings and civil engineering projects.

Mr. Donald Aquilina is graduated in Agriculture and Rural Development and has over 20 years of experience in policy and strategy development, programming and implementation. He has held various posts and worked across several EU and non-EU countries within both public administration and international donor projects. This includes the Head of the Managing Authority for European funding for Rural Development (EAFRD) in Malta, the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) in Brussels as well as in the northern part of Cyprus amongst various other countries. Coming from the small island of Malta sustainable farming was always a priority in his work. This is also at the centre of his current engagement as Team Leader of a EU Technical Assistance Project on Farm Advisory Services in the northern part of Cyprus promoting sustainable farming practices and business opportunities amongst the wider local farming communities and rural businesses.

Jane G. Hanna is the Director of Heliopolis University Entrepreneurship Centre for Social
Impact (ECSI) and its Incubator “ESTEDAMA إستدامة”; she has been working since 2008 as
Research and Innovation Grants Adviser in Heliopolis University and SEKEM where she
participated in developing and managing several internationally funded innovation projects. Jane
worked on supporting the research and innovation ecosystem within the University, with
progressive experience in entrepreneurship support activities implementation, incubation and
acceleration programs management, international grant proposal writing & management in
different areas of sustainable development.
Jane received a master degree from the University of Edinburgh, UK, an International Diploma
in Euro-Mediterranean Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Euro-Mediterranean
University (EMUNI), she is a certified ILO trainer on “Helping Youth Creating Viable
Businesses”; she is also a certified Trainer for the Facebook Women Entrepreneurship Program
“She Means Business”, and obtained the Intellectual Property Certificate by the World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).