MOHAMED AL KHUZAMY

Prof.Aziz@gu.edu.eg

MOHAMED AL KHUZAMY

Professor

Biography

Professor Alkhuzamy is a Full Professor of Geo-Informatics (GIS). He holds a master’s degree and PhD in Sciences in the field of cartography, Vienna University, Austria. He started his academic career in 1987 at Salzburg University, Austria, then moved to GCC region. He obtained the rank of associate professor in 1998 from King Saud University in Riyadh and became a professor at Kuwait University in 2005. He was involved in the Technical Committee for the Establishment of New state Universities in Egypt.

Professor Alkhuzamy published 65 papers in different magazines, renowned journals and international, regional and local conferences in German, English and Arabic languages. Also, He published 12 books in the three languages in the field of cartography and GIS. In addition, He received two awards for excellence in international scientific publishing from Fayoum University in 2014 & 2018. Furthermore, in 2006, He obtained the International Fellowship in Geographic Information Systems offered by the UNIGIS network, which is ranked sixth worldwide. He also registered a patent in the field of automated census in the Patent Office of the Academy of Scientific Research under No. 2119.

Professor Alkhuzamy’s academic journey was filled with many positions at a number of international and regional universities such as, Salzburg University in Austria, Qatar University, King Saud University in Riyadh, Kuwait University. He served also as visiting professor in Germany, UK, USA, and Canada. Finally, He was appointed at Fayoum University 2011 as the Vice-dean for Postgraduate & Research and professor of Applied Geo-Informatics (GIS). Finally, he Joined GU in November 2020.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Sc. in Natural Sciences (Cartography), University of Vienna, 1987.
  • M.Sc. in Natural Sciences (Cartography), University of Vienna, 1985.
  • B.A. in Geography (Cartography), University of ElMinya, Egypt, 1978.

Area of Research

  • Environmental Planning.
  • Urban Planning.
  • Applied Geomorphology.
  • Industrial Planning.
  • Public Health and other Urban services.
  • Digital Cartography and Map Updating
  • Mobile Mapping and GPS
  • Marine and Land Environment
  • Demographic Planning

Academic Positions

  • Full Professor of Applied Geo-Informatics (GIS), Fayoum University, Since 2011.
  • Full Professor of Applied Geo-Informatics (GIS), Kuwait University, 2005-2011.
  • Associate Professor, Kuwait University (1999-2005).
  • Adjunct GIS Professor, College of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Egypt, 2006-2010.
  • Associate Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh (1998-1999).
  • Assistant Professor, King Saud University, Riyadh, (1996-1998).
  • Assistant Professor, Qatar University, Doha, (1989-1996).
  • University Assistant, Salzburg University, Salzburg, Austria (1987-1989).

Job Grades

  • GIS Consultant in the Office of Vice President for Planning, Kuwait University 2009-2011.
  • GIS Consultant of the Ministry of Finance, Kuwait, 2008 -2011.
  • GIS Consultant of the New University Campus of Kuwait University (2004–2011).
  • GIS consultant for the Higher Council of Planning and Development of Kuwait, Ministry of Planning (2003-2004).
  • GIS Consultant of the Urban and Environmental Dept., KISR, Kuwait (2003).
  • GIS Consultant of the Arab Authority of Agricultural Development and Investment, in Sudan, December 1st -8, 2002.
  • GIS Consultant of The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Kuwait (2001-2002).

Supervision

Supervised Thesis:
  • PhD Thesis entitled: “Integration of GIS and Spatial Statistics: An Applied Study on the Health Management System of Kuwait City”, Huda Al-Helal, local supervision in cooperation with Twente University, The Netherlands, 2002-2005.
  • Master Thesis entitled: “Environmental Changes of Kuwait Bay Using GIS & RS”, Mohamed Al-Harbi, local supervision in cooperation with Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain, still under supervision since 2004.
  • Master Thesis entitled: “City Al-Subiyah – Kuwait, Design and Planning of a New Town Using GIS”, Ali Announce, local supervision in cooperation with Stockholm University, 2001.
  • Master Thesis entitled: “Saudi Topographic Map 1:50.000 – Cartographic Analysis of the Sympology Structure and Interpretation Aspects”, Mohamed Dukhail, King Saud University, 1999. 
  • Master Thesis entitled: “Automated Map Updating of the Saudi Topographic Map 1:50.000 Using GIS and RS”, Noura AlShemrani, King Saud University, 1998.
  • MasterThesis entitled: RECENT TECHNIQUES IN KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION; Ayman Mostafa, Zagazig University, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, 2006-2008.
  • Master Thesis entitled: Recent Development Techniques in Fuzzy Expert Systems; Essam Sulaiman, Zagazig University, Faculty of Computers and Informatics (2006-2009).
  • Master Thesis entitled: Mining Association Rules in Relational Database: Partitioned and Incremental Approaches; Nora Zaki, Zagazig University, Faculty of Computers and Informatics (2006- 2010).
  • Master Thesis entitled: On Heuristics of Query Optimization; Asmaa Ahmed, Zagazig University, Faculty of Computers and Informatics (2006-2010). 
  • Master Thesis entitled: Intelligent Search Technique in Expert Database Systems; Amira Mohamed, Zagazig University, Faculty of Computers and Informatics (2006-2011). 

External Examiner of Thesis:

  • Master Thesis of Yasser Makki, GIS Application on Fish Management and Resources in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain, 23 November 2006. 
  • Master Thesis of Wafaa Hussain, GIS Application on Groundwater of Rawdateen and Umm Al-Aeesh in Kuwait, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Science, Kuwait University, 5.December 2005.
  • Master Thesis of Dina Mohamed, Spatail Analysis of Political parties in Dakahlia Governorate, Egypt, April 2013.

Activities

Membership of Scientific Organizations:
  • Austrian Geographic Society since 1987
  • Egyptian Geographic Society since 1988.
  • Saudi Geographic Society since 1996.
  • Kuwaiti Geographic Society since 1999
  • Arabian Gulf Geographic Society since 2002.

Scientific Reviewer for Journals and Promotions:

  • Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing, NARSS since 2011.
  • Annual Conference of Geo-Informatics, Salzburg University since 2007.
  • Journal of Saudi geographical Society, since 1996.
  • Journal of Kuwaiti Geographical Society, since 1999.
  • Journal of Egyptian Geographical Society since 2011.
  • Journal of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies, Kuwait University since 1999.
  • Journal of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, since 2000.
  • Journal of the Arab World Geographers, Canada, since 2001
  • Promotion Council at King Khaled University, Abha since 2008.
  • Promotion Council at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah since 2003.
  • Promotion Council at King Saud University, Riyadh, since 2010.
  • Promotion Council at Basrah University, Iraq since 2012.
  • Promotion Council at Jordan University since 2010.

Awards & Honorable Mentions

  • Sheikh Rashed Bin Hameed Scientific Award, Ajman, UAE, 1991. 
  • International UNIGIS Fellowship, UNIGIS Network, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2006. 
  • International Scientific Publishing Award, Fayoum University, 2014. 
  • International Scientific Publishing Award, Fayoum University 2018.

Projects completed using GIS for Austrian School Atlases:

  • Mecca – Structure of the Pilgrim Zones
  • Al Ain Oasis – its Urbanization and Economics
  • Arabian Gulf – its Ecology and Environmental Pollution
  • Sea Water Desolation in Saudi Arabia
  • Doha – City Structure and Urbanization
  • The Nile Delta – its Economics and Population
  • Irrigation systems in Libya and its Economics
  • The Nile Valley – its Land Use and Soil Desertion
  • Oil and Gas Situation in Algeria

Projects completed for Qatari School Atlases:

  • April-July 1989: Produced the Plates for the Map Color Separation for Printing Films contracted from Ali Bin Ali Printing Press in Qatar together with Ed.Hoelzel Geographical Institute in Vienna.
  • August 1993 – June 1994: Prepared the new concept of Qatari School Atlases contracted from Qatar National Printing Press together with Ed.Hoelzel Geographical Institute in Vienna.
  • February 1990: Prepared the final structure of the Qatar National Atlas contracted from the Ministry of Education, Dept. of School Books, in Qatar.

Projects completed in the Geography Dept., King Saud University:

  • Design and Production of the Riyadh Municipality Atlas, 1999.
  • Design and Production of the Riyadh City Atlas, 1999.

Projects completed in Geography Dept., Kuwait University:

  • Design and Production of the School Atlas – Geography/History, Preparatory Schools of Kuwait, 2003.
  • Demographic Analysis of the Non-Kuwaitis, Project for the Ministry of Planning in Cooperation with the Consultation Unit for Statistical Analysis, College of Social Sciences, Kuwait University, June 2004.

List of Publications

    1. Aziz, M. (1989): Cartographic Requirements for the Qualification of the GISAnalyst, performed at GIS-Symposium, Salzburg University and published in German in Symposium’s Volume No. 13, 1989, pp. 145-156. 
    2. Aziz, M. (1990a): GIS-Technology and its use for data collection in the field of Environmental Pollution in the Gulf area, Symposium of Environmental Protection at the University of U.A.E. in 1990; Paper won the first scientific prize in the 8th prize of Sheikh Rashed Bin Hemeed for Scientific Research, 1991, and Published in a special Volume. Ajman, 1992.
    3. Aziz, M. (1990b): Applications of the GIS Technology in the Arab Countries today with case study in the Gulf State of Qatar, performed at GISSymposium, Salzburg University and published in German in Symposium’s Volume No. 15, pp. 181-189, Salzburg 1990.
    4. Aziz, M. (1992): Computer Application in Geography, Bulletin of the Center for Documentation and Humanities Research, Qatar University, 1992, Volume 4, pp. 307-334. 
    5. Aziz, M. (1993): GIS-Technology and its use in Urban Planning, Magazine of the Kuwaiti Geographic Association, University of Kuwait, Volume No. 156, 1993, pp.1-60.
    6. Aziz, M. (1994a): Remote Sensing Technology and its uses in City Planning, Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities, Qatar University 1994, Volume No. 16, pp. 353-384.
    7. Aziz, M. (1994b): Structure of the GIS Teaching Program at Qatar University, performed at GIS- Symposium, University of Salzburg, 1994 and published in Symposium’s Volume No. 21, pp. 29-37. 
    8. Aziz, M. (1995a): Geographic Information Systems – Analysis Studies on Definitions and Historical Background, the Arabian Magazine of the Egyptian Geographical Association, 1995, pp. 245-285. 
    9. Aziz, M. (1995b): Mapping and GIS in the State of Qatar- Surveying and Classification Study, Bulletin of the Center for Documentation and Humanities Research, Qatar University, 1994, Volume No. 6, pp. 255-288. Also published in German in: Wuerzburder Geographische Manuskribte, Wuerzburg 1995, Heft 36, pp. 195-208. 
    10. Aziz, M. (1995c): Using of GIS in the Field of Electricity Service in the City of Doha, published in: the Journal of the Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies, Kuwait University, No. 79, 1995, pp. 105-134. 
    11.  Aziz, M. (1995d): GIS and Qualification Plans – Case Study University of Qatar, performed at Symposium for GIS and Statistics, Cairo University 1995, 45 p.
    12. Aziz, M. (1997a): Tourism Geography in Qatar – it’s Factors & Economics, in: Bulletin of the Center for Documentation and Humanities Research Center, Qatar University, 1997, pp. 
    13. Aziz, M. (1997b): Usage of GIS in the Land-use Structure of Doha Industrial Area, seminar presented in the Geography Dept., King Saud University, October 1996, 40 p, published in: Arabian Journal, Egyptian Geographical Society, Cairo, 2nd Part, 1997, pp. 119-166.
    14. Aziz, M. (1999): Qualification and Research in Cartography and GIS – Concepts and Implementation in 2000, the Bulletin of Geography Dept. Vienna University, March 1999.
    15. Aziz, M. (2000a): Integrated Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in the Relationship between Horizontal Urban Growth and Topographical Aspects of Derya City, presented at the Saudi Symposium for Geography, King Abdullaziz University, 2-4 March 1999, published in Kuwaiti Geographical Society Journal, August 2000. 
    16. Aziz, M. (2000b): Applied Integration of GIS and Geomatics on Map Updating the Saudi Topographical Map Scale 1:100000 – Case Study Sheet Najd 4, presented paper at the Saudi Annual Meeting of the Saudi Geographical society, King Abdulaziz University, 3/3/1999. Published in Egyptian Geographical Society Journal, 1.part, 2000, pp. 157-190. Cairo.
    17. Aziz, M. (2001a): Development of Functional Structure of Cities in Small Gulf Countries- a Cartographic Case Study of Kuwait, PGM, 2, 2001, pp. 30-39, Germany. 
    18. Aziz, M. (2001b): GIS Application in the Industrial Area Shuwaikh 2, Kuwait, Journal for Social Sciences, 2.Vol. 2001, Kuwait University. 
    19. Aziz, M. (2001c): Demographic Analysis of the Workers in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area- Kuwait Using GIS, Journal of Menufiya University, Egypt, 2001.
    20. Alqarni. A. and Aziz, M. (2001): Applied Integration of GPS, GIS, Remote Sensing and Digital Photogrammetry for Map-Updating of Saudi Topographic Map Scale 1:50.000, Shared Research, Center of Gulf Studies, Kuwait University, 2001, Vol. 15. 
    21. Aziz, M. (2001c): GIS Application in the field of Environmental Planning in Kuwait, Case Study of Waste Management, Journal of the Arab World Geographer, University of Toronto, 2001, 4. 
    22. Aziz, M. (2001d): Automated Cartographic Modeling of the Urban Development in Kuwait, Kuwaiti Geographic Society Journal, Kuwait University, 2001, Nr. 257.
    23. Aziz, M. (2001e): Mapping the Hydrographic Characteristics for the Ibex Protectorate Valleys at Hutah Bani Tamim- Saudi Arabia, Applied Study using GIS and Remote Sensing, Journal of El-Minia University, October 2001.
    24. Alharra, A. and Aziz, M. (2001): Applying GIS in Construction Planning – Study of the Spatial Relationship Position between the Patterns of the Houses and Educational Services in Al-Batha Municipality at Riyadh CitySaudi Arabia, Journal for Gulf Studies, November 2001.
    25. Aziz, M. (2002): The Effects of the Spatial Differences on the Ability of the Separating Vegetation and Soil on the Landsat Images, An Applied Cartographic Study on Five Samples from Kuwait, Journal of Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Damanhour Branch, 2002, pp. 37-110. 
    26. Alzaher A., and Aziz, M. (2003): Spatial Analysis of the Urban Transportation Network of Kuwait Using GIS, Journal of Damascus University for Humanities and Social Sciences, May 2003. 
    27. Aziz, M. (2004a): Applying Automated Cartographic Modeling on the Documentation of the Urban Development of Mekkah Al Mukkaramah before 1400 H., Journal of Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University, Damanhour Branch, April 2004.
    28. Aziz, M. (2004b): The Optimum Urban Land-Use of Failaka Island in Kuwait – Applied Study Using GIS and Remote Sensing, presented on the International Conference of the Middle East Studies, Mainz University September 2002, published in the Journal of the Egyptian Geographic Society, June 2004. 
    29. Aziz, M. (2004c): Design of the National Geodatabase of Kuwait, Journal of Geography and Cartography, Geography Dept., Vienna University, Vol 15, October 2004. 
    30. Alali, J. and Aziz, M. (2006): Application of the Remote Sensing in Detecting the Dynamic Movements of the Soil Salinity Phenomena in AlWafra Farms in Kuwait, presented paper at the 1st Gulf Conference of the Environment and Development and published in the conference proceedings, December 2005, English Edition of the Egyptian Geographical Society, Cairo, February 2006.
    31. Alali J. and Aziz, M. (2006): Mapping of the Desertification Phenomena in Al-Wafra Farms in Kuwait using GIS and Remote Sensing, Journal of Alminia University in Egypt, March 2006
    32.  Aziz, M. (2006e): Stadtentwicklung in Kuwait: Kartographische Analyse, Wuerzburger Geographische Manuskripte, Sonderheft 9, pp.53-75, Geography Institute, Wuerzburger University, Germany, October 2006.
    33. Aziz, M. (2006d): Flaechennutzungsplaene fuer die Stadt Kuwait, eine raeumliche Analyse mit GIS, Wuerzburger Geographische Manuskripte, Sonderheft 9, pp.101-107, Geography Institute, Wuerzburger University, Germany, October 2006. 
    34. Aziz, M., Alzaher, A. and Alotaibi, O. (2007a): Spatial mapping of the Urban Settlements in the Failaka Island vor dem 20 century using GIS & GPS, presented paper atthe 4th Meeting of Arab Geographer in Morocco, 1-6 November 2006, Arab World Geographer Journal, Akron University, October 2007. 
    35. Aziz, M. (2007c): GIS Application in the Sabhan Industrial Area, Kuwait, Egyptian Geographical Journal, September 2007. 
    36. Aziz, M. and Alkandari, A. (2008): Using the Geo-Informatics in surveillance and control of shrinkage of the agricultural area in Al-Abdali Farms in the State of Kuwait, Arab Journal of GIS, Saudi Geographical Society, Riyadh, 2008.
    37. Alzaher, A., Alotaibi, O. and Aziz, M.(2008): GIS Application in Demographic Characteristics of Workforce in Sabhan Area, Kuwait, English Journal of the Egyptian Geographical Society, Cairo, 2008. 
    38. Aziz, M. (2008a): Stadtentwicklung Kuwait – dargestellt mit GIS, presented paper on Jan.28, 2008., University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
    39. Aziz, M. (2008b): GIS-Anwendung in den Trockengebieten der Arabischen Welt, presented paper on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
    40. Aziz, M. (2008c): Fernerkundung und Strategie – Regionale Geographie des Staates Kuwait und seiner Inseln im Golf, Tuesday, presented paper on Jan. 29, 2008, University of Wuerzburg, Germany. 
    41. Aziz, M. (2008d): Analyse von regionaler Entwicklung mit GIS- Beispiele aus der Arabischen Welt, Wednesday, presented paper on Jan. 30, 2008, University of Wuerzburg, Germany. 
    42. Aziz, M. (2013): GIS Science: Historical background, foundations and methods, Journal of Egyptian Geographical Society, January 2013, Vol.1 
    43. Aziz, M. (2014): Applying of Built-up Index on the Urban expansion in the Governorate Fayoum, Journal of Egyptian Geographical Society, English Edition, June 2014 
    44. Aziz, M. and Alali, J. (2014): Producing the Desertification Sensitivity Map of Kuwait, a GIS Modeling application, Journal of Egyptian Geographical Society, English edition, June 2014

    Books: 

    1. Aziz, M. (1992): A Dictionary of Geographical Information Systems Terms, Dar Al Hakika for International Information, 17 Dr. Abdulghafar Street, Dar ElSalam, Cairo, 1992, 188p. (English / Arabic).
    2. Aziz, M. (1996): GIS and Statistical Applications, textbook and working materials, special contract from the United Nations-ESCWA, 1996, 553p. (Arabic). 
    3. Aziz, M. (1998): GIS its Basics and Applications in Geography, textbook, Monshaat Al-Maref, Alexandria, 1998, 375 p. (Arabic), 2. Ed. 2000, 3. Ed. 2004. 
    4. Alsabah, A., Aziz, M. and Mahmoud I. (2003): Geographic and Historic School Atlas for the Kuwaiti Middle Schools, Monshaat Al-Maref, Alexandria, 2003, 2. Edition 2006 in Kuwait.
    5. Abulelnin. H., Aziz, M. et al. (2006): Geography of Human and Environment, Geography dept., Kuwait University, 1st edition 2006, 2nd ed. 2007/8. 
    6. Almousa, A. and Aziz, M. (2007): Geography of Kuwait and Germany, University of Kuwait and University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2006/7. (German)
    7. Aziz, M. (2007): Applied Studies in GIS, Dar Alelm Publishing house, Kuwait, 2007, 583 p. (Arabic). 
    8. Aziz, M.and Shafi, M. (2008): Introduction to Cartography and Computer mapping:, textbook, Dar Alelm, Kuwait, 2008.
    9. Aziz, M. (editor) (2007): Editor of 3 Volumes of the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, held at Kuwait University, December 2007, Published in 1700 pages, Kuwait University 2007.
    10. Aziz, M. (editor) (2009): the Volume of the 5th Conference of Arab Geographers, Kuwaiti Geographic Society, 2008, 900 pages.
    11. Aziz, M (2012): “Thematic Cartography: Basics and Automated Applications. Munshaat Almaref Publishing House, Alexandria, Alexandria 2013. 
    12. Aziz, M. (2015): Geography of Environment and Development, Arab Publishing house, Cairo.