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El-Gohary receives 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research

2/14/2020 9:47:35 AM

Associate Professor Nora El-Gohary has received a 2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research. The Grainger College of Engineering presents the award annually to associate professors in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments during the past five years.

El-Gohary joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2009 and was named a CEE Excellence Faculty Fellow in 2016. Her research interests include information modeling and data analytics for supporting the development and management of sustainable infrastructure systems, building information modeling, semantic computing and big data analytics. She has received several research awards, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant, National Science Foundation CAREER Award, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Faculty Fellow and the Campus Distinguished Promotion Award.

El-Gohary earned her B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2002) degrees from the American University in Cairo, and her Ph.D. (2008) from the University of Toronto. She has served on many professional society committees and is currently Vice Chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Computing Division Executive Committee, Secretary of ASCE's Construction Research Council and Co-Chair of the Transportation Research Board's Information Systems in Construction Management Subcommittee.

Grainger Engineering will honor El-Gohary and the other awardees at the Grainger Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 27, 2020 in the NCSA auditorium.