Lina Kattan

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

Role: Scientist

Site: CDL-Rockies

Streams: AgriFood, Energy, Prime

Lina Kattan is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary. She is currently the Director of the NSERC CREATE program in Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities (IISC), which focuses on finding systematic solutions to understand the multifaceted needs of tomorrow’s cities. She also holds the Urban Alliance Chair in Transportation Systems Optimization.

Lina is a member of the College of Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. She is also twice the recipient of NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) and the 2014 Killam Emerging Research Leader Award – NSERC category.

Lina‘s research program focuses on developing solutions to urban transportation problems with a special focus on ITS, Emerging Vehicular Technologies, Connected and Autonomous Vehicle; Equity and Fairness in transportation, traffic flow theory and control; optimization of transportation network; Public transport operation; Dynamic Demand Modelling; and Traveller’s Behavioural response to Emerging Transportation Technologies.

Lina received her bachelor’s and master’s from the American University of Beirut and her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.

Lina is a former member of the NSERC Committee 1509 Civil, Industrial, and Systems Engineering Group from 2014-2017. She also served as an Expert Committee Member of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), as well as a member of Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and NSERC RTI selection committees.