Kamal Ahmed

 

ADDRESS

US Office: University of Washington

Seattle, Washington 98195-2180

Phone: (206) 543-7613 FAX: (206) 543-1543

E-mail: kamal@u.washington.edu

 

Cairo: Cairo University-College of Engineering

Giza-Cairo Egypt

Phone: (010) 565-5652

 

TITLE

Assistant Professor Cairo University

Giza, Cairo-Egypt

 

Affiliate Assistant Professor University of Washington

 

Operation Management Unit and

Head of the Surveying Department Hamza Associates

 

 

EDUCATION

March, 1999

Ph. D. in Civil Engineering

Photogrammetry and remote sensing University of Washington

 

April, 1988

MSEE in Civil Engineering Cairo University, Egypt

Surveying and Photogrammetry

 

June, 1982

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering Cairo University, Egypt

Civil Engineering

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

University of Washington, Seattle May 2005-Present

Affiliate Assistant Professor

 

Cairo University-Egypt December 2001- Present

Assistant Professor

 

 

Hamza Associates-Egypt April 2002 - Present

Head of the Surveying Department

Member of the Operation Management Unit

 

University of Washington, Seattle Sept. 2003-January 2004

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

University of Washington, Seattle Sept. 2002-January 2003

Visiting Assistant Professor

 

University of Washington, Seattle March 1999-Dec. 2001

Research Associate

 

Photogrammetry Consultant November, 1997-present

Performed various photo-interpretation

tasks for law firms and developers in the US

 

University of Washington, Seattle Sept., 1996-March, 1999

Instructor

 

University of Washington, Seattle Summers of 1997 and 1998

Research Engineer

 

University of Washington, Seattle Sept., 1993-Sept., 1996

Teaching Assistant

 

University of Washington, Seattle Summers 1994 & 1995

Accessibility Surveyor

 

Riley Mapping, Kirkland Summer of 1994

Stereo-plotter operator

 

University of Wisconsin, Madison January, 1991-July, 1993

Visiting Scholar

 

Cairo University, Cairo Oct., 1982-Jan., 1991

Assistant Lecturer

 

 

 

Bauer Egypt Geotechnical Engineering, Cairo April, 1983-Jan., 1991

Senior Engineer

(Supervised 19 high rise building foundation projects.)

 

 

Talaat Consultants, Cairo August, 1982-April 1984

Design Engineer

 

RESEARCH INFORMATION

 

July, 1999-present

Investigated the accuracy and precision of airborne laser scanning (LIDAR) technology

 

September 1999-2001

Investigated the available technologies and modern applications of humans and machines real-time tracking.

 

June, 1997-2000

Monitored stand development within the blast area of Mount St. Helens using a twin-camera helicopter boom.

 

September, 1994-1999

Developed a new technique to robustify the Least Squares method when used for monitoring structural deformations using Photogrammetry.

 

1991-1993

Studied the enhancement of satellite images using Digital Image Processing methods.

 

Masters Project

Developed a method to compute the expected value of a traverse closing error.

 

B.Sc. Graduation Project

Designed special purpose structures using modern techniques.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Reutabuch, S. and K. Ahmed, Monitoring Stand Development within the Mt. St. Helens Blast Zone Using a Twin-camera Helicopter Boom, Proceedings of the First North American Symposium on Small Format Aerial Photography, Colquest, MN, 1997.

 

Ahmed, K. and Stephen Reutabuch, Monitoring Stand Development in the Mt. St. Helens Blast Zone, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Earth Observation and Environmental Information, Alexandria, Egypt, 1997

 

Ahmed, K. and Stephen Reutabuch, Photogrammetric Measurement of ForestRregrowth in the Mt. St. Helens Blast Zone, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Tampa, FL, 1998.

 

Ahmed, K., T. Curtis, and S. Reutabuch, Accuracy of Airborne Laser Data Under Varying Vegetation Cover, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Washington, D.C, 2000.

 

Ahmed, K. and Stephen Reutabuch Precision of High-resolution Airborne Laser Data under Varying Vegetation Cover, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Earth Observation and Environmental Information, Cairo, Egypt, 2000.

 

S. Reutabuch, K. Ahmed, T. Curtis, D. Petermann, M. Wellander, and M. Froslie, A Test of Airborne Laser Mapping Under Varying Forest Canopy, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Washington, D.C, 2001.

 

Jonasson, S, P. Dunston, K. Ahmed, and J. Hamilton "Factors in Productivity and Unit Cost for Advanced Machine Guidance," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, October 2002.

 

Stephen E. Reutebuch, Kamal Ahmed, Hans-Erik Andersen, Ward W. Carson, and Robert J. McGaughey, Accuracy of a High Resolution LIDAR Terrain

Model Under a Conifer Forest Canopy, Proceedings of the Second Annual Precision Forestry Conference, June 2003, Seattle, Washington.

 

Reutebuch S.E, Carson W. W., and Ahmed K. M. A Test of the Applanix POS/LIS Inertial Positioning System for the Collection of Terrestrial Coordinates under a Heavy forest Canopy. Proceedings of the Second International Precision Forestry Symposium, University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA, June 15- 17, 2003: 21 -27

 

S. Reutebuch, H. Andersen, K. Ahmed, T. Curtis, Evaluation of Laser Light Detection and Ranging Measurements in a Forested Area, USDA Report on Silivicultural Options for Young-Growth Douglas Fir Forests: The Capitol Forest Study, 2004

 

Kamal Ahmed, Jianyang Zheng Yinhai Wang, and Nancy L. Nihan, Evaluation of the GPS/INS Integrated System for Vehicle Tracking, submitted to the Journal of Transportation Research Board (TRB) 2005

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

                  The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

                  The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

                  The Egyptian Engineers Syndicate

                  The Egyptian Geotechnical Society

 

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

May 2005

Selected as the best faculty to teach first year architectural students, college of engineering-Cairo University

 

November 2000

Technical committee member and chair of a session about Airborne Laser Scanning (LIDAR) in the second international conference on earth observation and environmental information,

Cairo-Egypt.

 

April, 2000

Coordinator, College of Engineering open house.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

March, 2000

Speaker, workshop on using GIS to manage construction projects.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

 

March 2000

Attended the Civil Engineering Faculty Teaching Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

 

January, 2000

President of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing - Puget Sound Region.

 

September, 1999

Faculty Advisor- ASCE student organization

University of Washington: Seattle, WA

 

 

September, 1998

Panelist: Panel of Experienced TAs, Campus-Wide New TA Orientation.

University of Washington: Seattle, WA

 

April, 1998

Received the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the college of Engineering, University of Washington.

 

January, 1992

Received the Peace Fellowship to perform non-degree research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison .

 

June, 1982

Received Honors degree from Cairo University for being in the top 10% of students in his class for 5 years.

 

1977-1982

Received 5 year fellowship from Cairo University for being in the top 5% of students in his class.

 

Classes Taught

In the US

         CEE 316 Surveying Engineering

         CEE 306 Construction Engineering

         CEE 498c (Currently CEE 424) GIS for Civil Engineers

         CM 498 Surveying for Construction Managers

         CEE 390 Systems Engineering and Optimization

 

In the Egypt

         Surveying for Civil Engineers

         Surveying for Petroleum Engineers

         Surveying for Architectural Engineers

         English Technical Writing for Grad Students

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Scott Rutherford (206) 616-3988

Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering, University of Washington

 

John Ferguson (206) 543-5176

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Washington

 

Joe P. Mahoney (206) 685-1760

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Washington

 

Stephen Reutebuch (206) 543-4710

Auxiliary Faculty, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington

 

Frank Scarpace (608) 263-3973

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

James Scherz (608) 262-7901

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison