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11/13/11

Iranian scholar wins ASCE Award

Source: ISNA

An Iranian scholar Dr. Saied Yousefi, a faculty member at the University of Tehran, won 2011 best peer-reviewed paper award from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Dr. Saied Yousefi
Dr. Saied Yousefi

His paper titled "attitude-based negotiation methodology for the management of construction disputes" was published in the "ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering." The paper was jointly written by Saied Yousefi, Keith W. Hipel, and Tarek Hegazy.

Saied Yousefi: Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Systems Design Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, ON, Canada
Keith W. Hipel: Professor, Dept. of Systems Design Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, ON, Canada
Tarek Hegazy: Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, ON, Canada

The paper presents an outstanding research that integrates attitude of human kind into an engineering negotiation methodology.

Scientific Award Committee selected Dr. Yousefi's paper due to the innovative modeling of a complex issue and excellent research presentation.


From left: Keith W. Hipel, Saied Yousefi and Tarek Hegazy

Dr. Yousefi received his Bachelor degree from Department of Civil Engineering at Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Having worked in Karun 3 Dam and Hydropower Project in Khuzestan Province in Iran for seven years, he got admission from University of Waterloo in Canada and received his MS degree in Construction Management, his PhD in Project Management, and his Postdoctoral degree in Decision Making Management from the Department of System Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

ASCE was founded 159 years ago and as an internationally well-known scientific organization owns 33 journals and publishes more than 7,000 papers yearly. Thus far only two Iranians have won this prestigious award.

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