I am a full Professor, executive director of the Architecture and Environmental Design Laboratory (LaCoMoFa), president of the scientific board and director of the graduate program Building Science and Sustainability at the University of Biskra department of Architecture in Algeria.
I serve as the faculty member responsible for most of the coursework in Building Information Modeling, lighting and computing in architecture. I teach the required courses for the undergraduate Architecture students and the advanced courses for graduate students. I participate in undergraduate and graduate thesis committees throughout the country. I have also served as head of the department of Architecture and University vice rector in charge of postgraduate studies and research for many years.
A former Fulbright program visiting Professor at the MBS program at the University of Southern California School of Architecture in Los Angeles USA, a distinguished speaker at the Graduate School of Human Environment Studies, Kyushu University Japan and a TWAS and Erasmus Fellow respectively at the Jordan University of Science and Technology and at the Politecnico of Bari, Italy.
I have managed projects and design offices in Algeria and the U.K. Most of my research work during the last decade focuses on technology and its implications on architectural and urban design education.
Mena Open Book Project- Developing an awareness of the benefits of open education in the MENA region.
Middle East and North Africa OER regional consultation Doha (February 2017)
Regional meeting discuss the role of OER in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education in the MENA region.
Participation to the 2nd World OER Congress
The theme of the Congress: “OER for Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education: From Commitment to Action” called for governments to build partnerships and make more learning materials open, free, and connected to educators, students, and classrooms.