Dr. Magdi Mohareb received his PhD from the University of Alberta. He is professor of structural engineering at University of Ottawa and is a registered engineer in Alberta and Ontario. He is a Fellow of Engineers Canada and serves on the editorial board of three peer-reviewed journals. He co-authored over 60 refereed journal and 40 refereed conference publications. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Associate Editor Award by Canadian Science Publishing (2017), the John V. Marsh Teaching Award (2018), the University of Ottawa Excellence in Education Prize (2019), the Editor Choice Award from to the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (2019)