Islam Bouzguenda is an accomplished professional with a solid background in research project management and development. Islam is an effective communicator with extensive experience in academia and industry engagement. Islam's academic journey includes graduate engineering credentials, a master's, and a doctorate specializing in smart cities technologies. With over 11 years as a dedicated researcher and project engineer/manager, she brings a strong foundation in science and technology. Islam's strengths lie in structured planning, organizational skills, and efficient communication.

Islam is currently a Research & Innovation Project Manager at the SBD department within the project management team. Before joining the UT as a lecturer and researcher Islam held technical, research, and advisory positions, in the GCC region, Spain, and the Netherlands. In these positions, she has served as a PI investigator in research projects, an engineering consultant within private companies, and a broad member of several associations. Her expertise has also been shown and translated into lectureships, and publications.

Islam is a member of the Global Urban Innovators network, a Community of Practice (CoP) Member on Urban Innovation at the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), a Certified Practitioner at the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, and worked as a consultant for the Arabian Research Bureau. 


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