Dr. Elie Azar
Dr. Elie Azar Associate Professor
Bio
Education
Teaching Areas
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Bio

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Elie Azar is an Associate Professor of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Azar's research aims to assess and improve the performance of the built environment in a holistic manner while accounting for the interaction between buildings and their users. His research has been acknowledged through various international academic and professional awards. Dr. Azar has secured numerous funding grants and supervised more than fifteen graduate students as the main advisor. He also has over five years of experience as a construction engineer and building energy analyst in Canada and the United States.

Education
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  • M.Sc., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal (Canada)
Teaching Areas
  • Sustainable Building Science: Fundamentals, Tools, and Applications
  • Management of Infrastructure Systems
  • Sustainable Development: Theory, Research and Policy
  • Engineering Economic Analysis 
Research Interests
  • Energy efficiency in buildings
  • Occupant behavior
  • Occupant-centric operation and design
  • Comfort
  • Building performance simulation
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Data analytics