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Civil Engineering Graduate student Mohamed Elsayed wins prestigious Transport Canada ScholarshipJune 26, 2019

Mohamed Elsayed wins prestigious Transport Canada Scholarship

McMaster Civil Engineering Graduate student Mohamed Elsayed wins prestigious Transport Canada Scholarship 

On the 28th of May, in the closing ceremony of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) Conference in Vancouver, the winners of the Transport Canada Scholarship for 2019-2020, academic year were announced.

McMaster Civil Engineering Graduate student, Mohamed Elsayed had been announced as the winner of the Transport Canada Scholarship from the Canadian Transportation Research Forum for the Economics, Efficiency and Competitiveness in Transportation stream. The total value of the scholarship is $6,000. His research focuses on designing an integrated autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) “drones” transportation system design.

“It was a very honouring announcement, I was both, grateful and excited by the amount of support and praise from the committee members and the Transport Canada board members. Knowing that it is a very competitive international scholarship and it is my first time participating. It was exciting to know that my research has left that solid impact in such a specialized environment,”

Mohamed Elsayed is a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Moataz Mohamed at the Department of Civil Engineering.

Transport Canada Scholarship from the Canadian Transportation Research Forum is an international competition-based scholarship program for graduate students to specialize in the transportation field. The scholarship is awarded in three disciplines; Economics, Efficiency and Competitiveness in Transportation; Transportation Safety and Security; and, Sustainable Transportation.

“A team of five Mac students (3 PhD & 2 undergraduate) presented their research at the CTRF conference across multiple domains including transit performance, network robustness, electric vehicles, and UAVs system. Their work was very well perceived by the scientific committee. Mohamed’s research on autonomous UAVs system design represents an opportunity for Canada to integrate cutting edge disruptive technologies to advance the transportation industry and compete worldwide with increased efficiency and economic viability”.

Dr. Moataz Mohamed