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Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad Salem Aboughonim

Ahmed has a Ph. D. in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Agder, and an M. Phil. in System Dynamics from the University of Bergen in Norway. He also received a B. Sc. in Telecommunication and Electronics from Zagazig University, and a Diploma in Information Technology from the Information Technology Institute in Egypt. He has been employed by the Information Technology Institute as a lecturer for a couple of years starting from 2000. In 2002, after the beginning of his System Dynamics master study, he joined the Information and Decision Support Center, the think tank affiliated with the Egyptian Cabinet of Ministers, to work as a modelling specialist, modelling team leader, then as the deputy manager of the economic issues programme for more than 6 years. In this duration, Ahmed has authored and co-authored many publications and policy papers in different areas like Egyptian agriculture, poverty, subsidies and others. By the end of 2008, he moved to Norway, where he worked for the University of Agder, GISNOR, and again for the University of Agder until now. His research and work focus on optimal public policy design via mathematical modelling, in addition to innovative ICT solutions development.

Education

Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology (Norway, 2017)

University of Agder – ICT Dept.

M.Phil. in System Dynamics (Norway, 2004)

University of Bergen – Information Science Dept.

Diploma of Information Technology (Egypt, 2000)

Information Technology Institute – Computer Networks Dept.

B.Sc. (5 years) in Electronics and Telecommunications (Egypt, 1999)

Zagazig University – Electrical Engineering Dept.

 

Work Experience

Researcher (Norway, 2017–Present)

University of Agder – ICT Dept.

iTRACK H2020 project

  • Participate in doing research concerning building an automated scenario generator system that supports training humanitarian aid workers. Later design and implement the system
  • Design a methodology for assessing the iTRACK integrated system
  • Design and implement a reporting and evaluation system for the iTRACK integrated system

Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) H2020 project

  • Participate in building a System Dynamics (SD) simulation model for the Resilience Maturity Model
  • Develop a web-enabled version of the SD model with an easy-to-use GUI for training purposes

ICT Consultant (Norway, 2012–2016)

GISNOR

Support organisations in automating their business processes and building web-presence, including developing management software and websites/e-commerce solutions

Research Fellow (Norway, 2008–2012)

University of Agder – ICT Dept.

eGovernment Monitoring (eGovMon) VERDIKT project

  • Participated in defining an eGovernment transparency indicator
  • Built simulation models using SD focusing on eAccessibility and eParticipation
  • Built Interactive Learning Environments for SD models to be used for training and as decision support tools

Department Executive Manager (Egypt, 2005–2008)

Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) – Economic Analysis Dept.

  • Managed department projects (over 40 deliverables) and members (over 10 researchers and 3 experts)
  • Participated in projects (5 deliverables) involved building mathematical models, statistical models, algorithms, software and databases
  • Proposed and initiated a standalone modelling unit to serve other IDSC departments in designing and building models

Modelling and Scientific Development Team Leader (Egypt, 2005–2005)

Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) – Economic Analysis Dept.

  • Led the modelling team (2 researchers), and participated in building mathematical models, statistical models, algorithms, software and databases (2 deliverables)

Modelling Specialist and Scientific Developer (Egypt, 2002–2005)

Information and Decision Support Center – Economic Analysis Dept.

  • Participated in building mathematical models, statistical models, algorithms, software and databases (12 deliverables)

Network Engineer and Lecturer (Egypt, 2000–2002)

Information Technology Institute (ITI) – Computer Networks Dept.

  • Participated in maintaining and operating ITI LAN and uplinks
  • Lectured and supervised students (2 general intakes and 1 computer networks intake)
  • Supervised and participated in selecting instructors for the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports to spread computer awareness among youth in central area Egyptian governorates

 

Other Selected Work Experiences

Participated in building an SD model to simulate the dynamics in the Egyptian automobile market to be used as a core for an Interactive Learning Environment titled “AutoDynamics©” for the benefit of Mohasboon, Egypt (Egypt, 2007)

Participated in building an SD model to simulate the dynamics in the Egyptian labour market for the benefit of Mohasboon, Egypt (Egypt, 2006)

Contributed to building an aggregate mathematical model to simulate the Egyptian economy growth to use its results in preparing the UNDP Egypt Human Development Report 2005 (Egypt, 2005)

Participated in designing and implementing a system to conduct eigenvalue analysis for SD models, using Matlab http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/36455 (Egypt, 2003)

Became Microsoft Certified Professional MCP and ISO 9001 qualified internal auditor (Egypt, 2001)

Participated in designing and implementing text chatting and VoIP standalone software, using Java/Java Media Framework API (Egypt, 2000)

Participated in designing and implementing an Expert System that helps in the field of Psychological Diagnosis, using Visual Prolog. This project has been tailored and used by the Egyptian Armed Forces Psychological Affairs Department (Egypt, 1999)

Designed and implemented an inventory control and accounting management system to run one pharmacy or more, using MS VB 6.0 http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=74346&lngWId=1 (Egypt, 1999)

 

Training

Model-based public planning, policy design, and management: a system dynamics approach at the University of Palermo (Italy, 2009)

IDSC Capacity building program 2007: Training for senior managers at Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH (Germany, 2007)

Microsoft Project: Beginners and Advanced Levels at New Horizons (Egypt, 2007)

People styles at work at Knowledge Academy (Egypt, 2006)

Managing people in a changing environment at Knowledge Academy (Egypt, 2006)

Coaching and Delegation at Knowledge Academy (Egypt, 2006)

Strategic planning and thinking at Knowledge Academy (Egypt, 2006)

Statistics at Cairo University (Egypt, 2004)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer MSCE at Online Modern Solutions (Egypt, 2002)

ISO 9001 Auditor Training at the Information Technology Institute (Egypt, 2001)

 

Modelling Tools

 

Programming languages

  • MS VB.Net/VB 6.0/BASIC
  • Java
  • Visual Prolog
  • C/C++
  • SQL

 

Operating Systems

MS Windows (client/server), Linux, and UNIX: Sun Solaris administration and shell scripting

 

Web development

administrating MS IIS, ColdFusion scripts, and HTML/CSS/JS

 

Teaching Experiences

C and C++, TCP/IP suite, MS Windows (Server/Client/Network Infrastructure), and LAN/WAN concepts

 

Languages

Fluent in English and Arabic (mother tongue), Basics in Norwegian and French

 

Web Profiles

LinkedIn Profile:

http://no.linkedin.com/in/ahgawad

Academia Profile:

http://agder.academia.edu/AhmedAbdelgawad

ResearchGate Profile:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed_Aboughonim

Academic interests

Serious Games, Simulations, Interactive Learning Environments, Policy Modelling, Model Analysis, System Dynamics Modeling, Mathematical Modelling, Cybernetics, Systems Thinking, Resilience, eGovernment, eParticipation, and eAccessibility.

Projects

iTRACK

Smart Mature Resilience (SMR)

eGovernment Monitor (eGovMon)

Scientific publications

  • Iturriza, Marta; Hernantes, Josune; Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Labaka, Leire (2020). Are Cities Aware Enough? A Framework for Developing City Awareness to Climate Change. Sustainability. ISSN: 2071-1050. 12 (6). doi:10.3390/su12062168.
  • Iturriza, Marta; Labaka, Leire; Hernantes, Josune; Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S. (2020). Shifting to climate change aware cities to facilitate the city resilience implementation. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning. ISSN: 0264-2751. 101doi:10.1016/j.cities.2020.102688.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Saleh, Mohamed; Gonzalez, Jose J (2019). Analyzing Cascading Effects in Interdependent Critical Infrastructures. Information Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction. ISBN: 9783030321697. Springer Nature. chapter. s 50 - 65.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Comes, Tina (2019). Evaluation Framework for the iTRACK Integrated System. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Valencia, May 19-22 2019. ISBN: 978-84-09-10498-7. ISCRAM. chapter. s 1160 - 1172.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Comes, Tina (2019). Evaluation framework for the iTrack integrated system. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. ISSN: 2411-3387. 2019-Mays 1160 - 1172.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Gonzalez, Jose J (2019). Reliability of expert estimates of cascading failures in Critical Infrastructure. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, Valencia, May 19-22 2019. ISBN: 978-84-09-10498-7. ISCRAM. chapter. s 2 - 21.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Farstad, Tor-Edin; Gonzalez, Jose J (2019). Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Critical Infrastructures upon a Cyber-attack. Proceeding of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019). ISBN: 978-0-9981331-2-6. AIS Electronic Library. chapter. s 629 - 638.
  • Radianti, Jaziar; Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Gonzalez, Jose J (2018). A Conceptual System Dynamics Maturity Model of City Resilience. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2018 (HICSS-51). ISBN: 978-0-9981331-1-9. Association for Information Systems. chapter. s 2321 - 2330.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Noori, Nadia Saad; Comes, Tina (2018). Automated Scenario Generation for Training of Humanitarian Responders in High-Risk Settings. International Journal of Simulation. Systems, Science and Technology. ISSN: 1473-8031. 19 (5). s 23.1 - 23.9. doi:10.5013/IJSSST.a.19.05.23.
  • Iturriza, Marta; Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Labaka, Leire; Radianti, Jaziar; Sarriegi, Jose M.; Gonzalez, Jose J (2017). Smart Mature Resilience, System Dynamics Based Interactive Learning Environment: A Beta Version. International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering (IJSSE). ISSN: 2041-9031. 7 (3). s 367 - 379. doi:10.2495/SAFE-V7-N3-367-379.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Radianti, Jaziar; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John (2016). Accessibility of Norwegian Municipalities Websites: An Interactive Learning Environment Experimental Investigation. 2016 UKSim-AMSS 18th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation. ISBN: 978-1-5090-0887-2. IEEE. Artikkel. s 209 - 214.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Radianti, Jaziar; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John (2016). Disabled People from Welfare to Jobs: An Interactive Learning Environment Experimental Investigation. 34th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society 2016. ISBN: 978-1-5108-3020-2. System Dynamics Society. Kapittel. s 1 - 27.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Radianti, Jaziar; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John (2016). Experimentation with a System Dynamics Based Interactive Learning Environment: A Case Study of Accessibility of Norwegian Municipalities Websites. International Journal of Simulation. Systems, Science and Technology. ISSN: 1473-8031. 17 (35). s 29.1 - 29.11. doi:10.5013/IJSSST.a.17.35.29.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Radianti, Jaziar; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John (2016). Simulation Models in eGovernment using System Dynamics: A Literature Survey. 2016 IST-Africa Conference. ISBN: 978-1-905824-55-7. IEEE Press. Artikkel.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John; Brynn, Rudolph (2012). Disabled People from Welfare to Jobs: A Decision Support Tool. Sixth Asia International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation. ISBN: 978-0-7695-4730-5. IEEE. Artikkel. s 132 - 137.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Snaprud, Mikael (2011). A Survey of Current Measurement Methods for eGovernment Impact. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 11). ISBN: 978-0946881680. The International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications. Chapter. s 415 - 422.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Snaprud, Mikael (2011). A Survey of Current Measurement Methods for eGovernment User-satisfaction. The Fourth International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE2011)Proceedings. ISBN: 978-0-7695-4593-6. IEEE conference proceedings. Kapittel. s 365 - 369.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John (2011). Accessibility of Norwegian Municipalities Websites: A Decision Support Tool. UKSim 5th European Modelling Symposium On Computer Modelling and Simulation, EMS2011. ISBN: 978-0-7695-4631-5. IEEE. Chapter. s 225 - 230.
  • Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Snaprud, Mikael; Krogstie, John (2010). Accessibility of Norwegian Municipalities Websites: A Qualitative System Dynamics Approach. Proceedings of The 28th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. ISBN: 978-1-935056-06-5. System Dynamics Society. Kapittel.
  • Farstad, Tor-Edin; Aboughonim, Ahmed Abdeltawab Abdelgawad S.; Gonzalez, Jose J (2018). Vulnerability Analysis of Interdependent Critical Infrastructures.

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