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Overview

Dr Yahya Gamal is currently a Research Associate in Computational Social Simulations in the University of Glasgow, Urban Big Data Centre. 

Prior to this, Yahya Gamal did his PhD in the University of Manchester in Architecture. His PhD focused on simulating market procedures and residential location choices using Agent Based Models (ABMs). He particularly analysed the effect of market procedures on segregation patterns using ABMs, with an application in the formal-informal context of Greater Cairo, Egypt. He was also a Research Assistant in the Tomorrow's Cities project in both University College London and King's College London. He contributed to developing ABMs to test the effect of road network development for flood resilience on land prices and gentrification. 

Yahya Gamal has also been involved in teaching roles in Cairo University, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford. His teaching involved supporting with MSc dissertations supervision, GIS tools, town planning and decision support systems for urban developers (particularly ABMs). 

PhD supervisors: Prof Deljana Iossifova, Dr Nuno Pinto 

Current Email: yahya.gamalaldin@glasgow.ac.uk 

Research Interests 

My research interest lies in computational social simulations of geographical urban systems. I am keen to use social simulations to understand urban systems and to comprehend the underlying reasons for different spatial phenomenon. I am particularly interested in housing and residential location choice - which is interconnected with elements such as transport and mobility. 

Methods 

I am particularly interested in Agent Based Models (ABMs) as tools to simulate decisions that lead to spatial outcomes. I am interested in issues around comprehending/analysing outcomes of ABMs, and I am also interested in discussions around the accuracy and uncertainty of the outcomes of ABMs.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Form and Nano Smart Building Envelopes Post 20th Century, Cairo University

15 Sept 20141 Dec 2016

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016

Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture Engineering and Technology, Cairo University

15 Sept 20101 Jul 2014

Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

Areas of expertise

  • NA Architecture
  • Complexity Theory
  • Land Use Simulation
  • Utility Theory
  • Agent Based Modelling

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  • Lisbon Early-Career Workshop in Urban Studies

    Yahya Gamal (Participant)

    29 Nov 20212 Dec 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Participating in a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • GAMA Days 2021

    Yahya Gamal (Participant)

    23 Jun 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Participating in a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • INFRA+

    Deljana Iossifova (Organiser) & Yahya Gamal (Co-Organiser)

    20 Apr 202127 Jul 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • Bergen Summer Research School 2020

    Yahya Gamal (Participant)

    8 Jun 202018 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Participating in a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch

  • Masters of Geographical Modelling Program Annual Workshop

    Yahya Gamal (Participant)

    6 Feb 20208 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Participating in a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch