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 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.
• 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–
• 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
Conference. 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
Sciences, 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
Meeting, 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.
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|
Eco Green Builders
European University of Lefke
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
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|
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
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
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
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
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
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).