Dr Rula Ihsan Ali Sharqi

PhD in Construction Built Environment

Role
Assistant Professor
Section
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Email
Rula Ihsan Ali Sharqi

About

Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, teaching electrical and mechanical engineering students.

Biography

Rula Sharqi is an MIT-trained assistant professor with a BSc in Electronics Engineering, an MSc in Electrical Circuit Design and a PhD in Construction Built Environment with a focus on image processing and automation.

She is a qualified multidisciplinary engineer with 15 years of experience in university-level teaching and construction design. Rula has good communication skills, technical problem-solving ability, and an up-to-date technical background. 

Research

Image processing, automation 

Publications

Rula Sharqi, Ozan Koseoglu, and Ammar Kaka, Health & safety in steel construction projects through BIM and image recognition, Proceedings of the CIB W78 2012: 29th International Conference –Beirut, Lebanon, 17-19 October.

Rula Sharqi, Ozan Koseoglu, and Ammar Kaka, Proposed health & safety enhancement in steel construction projects through BIM and image recognition, Proceedings of the 30th CIB W78 international conference - October 9-12, 2013, Beijing, China.

Rula Sharqi and Ammar Kaka, Application of BIM and image recognition in steel construction health and safety, Proceedings of geospatial scientific summit, 27-28 Nov 2013 Sharjah UAE.

Rula Sharqi and Ammar Kaka, Image recognition and risk assessment in steel construction, Proceedings of the 15th international conference on computing in civil and building engineering (ICCCBE). Orlando, Florida, USA, June 23-25, 2014.

Rula Sharqi and Ammar Kaka, Risk assessment automation in steel construction using image processing, proceedings of the 14th international conference on construction applications of virtual reality 16 - 18 Nov, 2014, Sharjah, UAE.

Rula Sharqi and Ammar Kaka, The effect of activities video training on low-skilled workers, Proceedings of WSEAS 11th international conference on engineering education, Salerno, Italy June 2015.

Rula Sharqi and Ammar Kaka, Training video on low-skilled workers, WSEAS transactions on computer research E-ISSN: 2415-1513 Volume 4, 2016.

Rula Sharqi, Yasemin Nielsen, and Ammar Kaka, Towards Sustainable Knowledge Management In Construction Site, ICSF,  the International Conference on Sustainable Futures, Bahrain, 2017.

Rula Sharqi, Yasemin Nielsen, and Ammar Kaka, Automated Health and Safety Documentation in Construction Using Image Processing, ICITEE  Bahrain, 2019.

Rula Sharqi, and Ghassan Aouad, Industry Preparedness for Off-Site Construction, ICITEE  Bahrain, 2019.