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Dr. Mohamed Ouf, PhD, P.Eng

Assistant Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Office: S-EV 6251 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7046
Email: mohamed.ouf@concordia.ca
Website(s): Lab homepage
Research Gate

Biography

Dr. Mohamed Ouf is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research focuses on integrating stochastic occupant behaviour modeling in building performance simulations and optimization of building design. His work also investigates the optimization of occupant-centric controls in existing buildings and quantifying occupant-related impacts on energy use. He holds a B.Sc. in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the Concordia University in 2019, he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Carleton University,and previously worked for the Provincial Government of Manitoba on their Green Building Policy.

Dr. Ouf has been actively involved in several academic and professional organizations. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Internationa Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE). He also currently participates in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Annex 79: Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation.He has served as a reviewer for the Journals of Energy and Buildings as well as Building and Environment.



Teaching activities

Courses

·        BLDG 371 – Building Service Systems



Publications

Selected refereed journal papers


  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O'Brien, Burak Gunay. (2019) Optimization of electricity use in office buildings under occupant uncertainty. Journal of Building Performance Simulation  (accepted: in-press)
  • Park, June, Mohamed Ouf, Burak Gunay, William O'Brien, Yuzhen Peng, Zoltan Nagy. (2019) A critical review of field implementations of occupant-centric building controls. Building and Environment Vol 165: 115 - 136
  • Gunay, Burak, Mohamed Ouf, Guy Newsham, William O’Brien (2019). Sensitivity analysis and optimization of building operations. Energy and Buildings Vol 199: 164 - 175
  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay (2019) “On quantifying building performance adaptabilityto variable occupancy Building and Environment” Building and Environment  Vol 155:257-267
  • Berquist, Justin, Mohamed Ouf, William O’Brien (2019) “A method to conduct longitudinal studies on Indoor Environmental Quality and Perceived Occupant Comfort” Building and Environment Vol 150: 88-98
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Burak Gunay, William O’Brien (2018) “A method to generate design-sensitive occupant-related schedules for building performance simulations” Science and Technology for the Built Environment Vol 25: 221-232
  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay (2018) “Improving occupant-related features in building performance simulation tools” Building Simulation Vol 11: 803-817
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Phil Merkel, Panos Polyzois (2018) “The Effect of Occupant Behaviour on Electricity Consumption in School Spaces” Journal of Green Building Vol 13: Issue 1: 95-112
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa (2017). “Energy Consumption Analysis of School Buildings in Manitoba”, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment Vol 6.: Issue 2: 359-371
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Afaf Azzouz and Abdul-Manan Sadick (2017) Effectiveness of using WiFi technologies to detect and predict building occupancy. Sustainable Buildings. Vol. 2, 7
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Phil Merkel (2016) “Analysis of Real-time Electricity Consumption in Manitoba Schools” Energy and Buildings Vol 128: 530-539
  • Gorgolewski, Mark; Craig Brown; Anne-Mareike Chu; Adrian Turcato; Karen Bartlett; Ghazal Ebrahimi; Murray Hodgson; Shauna Mallory-Hill; Mohamed Ouf; Leila Scannell (2016). "Performance of Sustainable Buildings in Colder Climates" Journal of Green Building Vol 11: 131-153


Participation activities

Selected conference proceedings, articles, and industry reports


  • Ouf,Mohamed, William O'Brien, Burak Gunay, Afaf Azzouz, Philip Richard, Giuliano Tudesco (2019). "Quantifying adaptability of building operations”, Proceedings of IBPSA Building Simulation 2019 conference. Sep 2 -4, 2019, Rome, Italy
  • O'Brien, William, Burak Gunay, Mohamed Ouf (2019). "Simulation-based approach to assess occupant-adaptability of buildings”, Proceedings of IBPSA Building Simulation 2019 conference. Sep 2 -4, 2019, Rome, Italy
  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay (2019). “Optimizing Building Performance using Stochastic Occupant Models”, Proceedings of ASHRAE Winter conference. Jan 12 -16, 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • William O’Brien, Sara Gilani, Mohamed Ouf (2019) “Advancing occupant modeling for building design and code compliance – Part 1: Overview” ASHRAE Journal Vol 61.4: 30-40 
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Sara Gilani, William O’Brien (2019) “Advancing occupant modeling for building design and code compliance – Part 2: Case Study” ASHRAE Journal Vol 61.3: 28-36
  • Sara Gilani, William O’Brien, Mohamed Ouf (2019) “Advancing occupant modeling for building design and code compliance – Part 3: Future outlook” ASHRAE Journal Vol 61.2: 22-29
  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay (2018). “Generating design-sensitive occupant-related schedules for building performance simulations”, Proceedings of IBPC conference. Sep 23 -26, 2018, Syracuse, NY, USA (Awarded Best Paper)
  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay (2018). “A Framework to Improve Occupant Modeling Capabilities in Building Simulation Tools”, Proceedings of eSim conference. Mat 9 -10, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Hicks, Andrew, Mohamed Ouf, William O’Brien (2018). “The effect of occupant behaviour on energy consumption in conventional vs. high-performance residential buildings”, Proceedings of eSim conference. Mat 9 -10, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Ouf, Mohamed, William O’Brien (2018) “Occupant Modeling for Code Compliance and Incentive Programs” ASHRAE Journal Vol 60: 32-39
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa (2016). “The Effect of Occupant Behaviour on Real-time Electricity Consumption in School Spaces”, Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas, Sep 19-20, 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Panos Polyzois, Phil Merkel (2015). “A Methodology to Evaluate the Effects of School Buildings’ Occupancy and Usage on their Energy Consumption”, The CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, June 8-10, 2015, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Bartlett, Karen; Craig Brown; Anne-Mareike Chu; Ghazal Ebrahimi; Mark Gorgolewski; Murray Hodgson; Mohamed Issa; Shauna Mallory-Hill; Mohamed Ouf; Leila Scannell; Adrian Turcato. (2014). "Do Our Buildings Perform as Intended?" World Sustainable Building Conference 2014, October 28-30, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Shauna Mallory-Hill (2014). “A Protocol for Evaluating School Buildings’ Energy Consumption”, 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, Sep 1-3,2014, Portsmouth, UK
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Shauna Mallory-Hill (2013). “An investigation of Indicators, Metrics, and Methods Used to Measure and Quantify Green Buildings’ Occupancy and Usage”, Sustainable Building 2013-Portugal, October 30-November 1
  • Ouf, Mohamed, Mohamed Issa, Dimos Polyzois. (2013) "A Review of Research on the Energy Performance of Green Buildings and its Relation to Occupancy", 4th Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE Annual Conference, May 29-June 1, Montreal, QC, Canada

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