Background and activities
Simon Elias Bibri is a Ph.D scholar in the area of smart sustainable cities of the future and Assistant Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Computer Science and Department of Urban Planning and Design, Trondheim, Norway. His true passion for academic and lifelong learning, coupled with his natural thirst for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge, has led him to wittingly pursue an unusual academic journey by embarking on studying a diverse range of subject areas—at the intersection of computer science, data science, environmental science, and the social and human sciences. His intellectual pursuits and endeavors have hitherto resulted in an educational background encompassing knowledge from, and meta–knowledge about, different academic and scientific disciplines. He holds the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in computer engineering with a major in software development and computer networks
- Master of Science–research focused–in computer science with a major in Ambient Intelligence
- Master of Science in computer science with a major in informatics
- Master of Science in computer and systems sciences with a major in decision support and risk analysis
- Master of Science in entrepreneurship and innovation with a major in new venture creation
- Master of Science in strategic leadership toward sustainability
- Master of Science in sustainable urban development
- Master of Science in environmental science with a major in ecotechnology and sustainable development
- Master of Social Science with a major in business administration (MBA)
- Master of Arts in communication and media for social change
- Postgraduate degree (one year of Master courses) in management and economics
- PhD in computer science with a major in data–driven smart sustainable cities of the future
Bibri has earned all his Master’s degrees from different Swedish universities, namely Lund University, West University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Stockholm University, and Mid–Sweden University.
Before embarking on his long academic journey, Bibri had served as a sustainability and ICT strategist, business engineer, researcher, and consultant. Over the past years and in parallel with his academic studies, he has been involved in a number of research and consulting projects pertaining to big data science and analytics for smart sustainable urbanism, smart sustainable cities, smart cities, sustainable cities, environmental engineering and innovation, sustainable business model innovation, and green ICT strategies.
Bibri's current areas of research work include smart sustainable cities, urban science, urban sustainability science, big data science and analytics for smart sustainable urbanism, and big data computing and its core enabling technologies (namely ubiquitous sensing, data processing platforms, cloud and fog computing infrastructures, and wireless communication networks).
Bibri has a genuine interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. In light of his multidisciplinary academic background, his research interests span or fall in the following areas:
- ICT of ubiquitous computing (i.e., Ambient Intelligence, the IoT, and Sentient Computing)
- Big data analytics and context–aware computing
- Data–driven smart sustainable urbanism
- Sustainable city models (compact city, eco–city, sustainable urbanism, green urbanism, ecological urbanism, etc.)
- Smart city approaches (real–time city, data–driven city, ambient city, ubiquitous city, sentient city, etc.)
- Sustainability transitions and socio–technical shifts
- Green and environmental innovations
- Philosophy and sociology of science
- Social shaping of science–based technology
- Technological innovation systems
- Sustainable business models innovation
- Technology, innovation, and environment policies
Bibri is the author of four books: the first two in the field of ubiquitous computing, the third in the field of smart sustainable urban planning and development, and the fourth is forthcoming. The titles of these books are as follows:
1. The Human Face of Ambient Intelligence: Cognitive, Emotional, Affective, Behavioral and Conversational Aspects (525 pages), Springer, 07/2015.
2. The Shaping of Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things: Historico–epistemic, Socio–cultural, Politico–institutional and Eco–environmental Dimensions (301 pages), Springer, 11/2015.
3. Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: The Untapped Potential of Big Data Analytics and Context–Aware Computing for Advancing Sustainability (660 pages), Springer, 03/2018.
4. Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism: Unprecedented Scientific, Epistemic, Scholarly, Practical, and Futuristic Shifts (505 pages).
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2018) A foundational framework for smart sustainable city development:Theoretical, disciplinary, and discursive dimensions and their synergies. Sustainable cities and society. vol. 38.
- (2018) Backcasting in futures studies: a synthesized scholarly and planning approach to strategic smart sustainable city development. European Journal of Futures Research. vol. 6 (13).
- (2018) The IoT for Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: An Analytical Framework for Sensor–Based Big Data Applications for Environmental Sustainability. Sustainable cities and society. vol. 38.
- (2017) ICT of the New Wave of Computing for Sustainable Urban Forms: Their Big Data and Context–Aware Augmented Typologies and Design Concepts. Sustainable cities and society. vol. 32.
- (2017) On the Social Shaping Dimensions of Smart Sustainable Cities: A Study in Science, Technology, and Society. Sustainable cities and society. vol. 29.
- (2017) Smart sustainable cities of the future: An extensive interdisciplinary literature review. Sustainable cities and society. vol. 31.
- (2017) The Core Enabling Technologies of Big Data Analytics and Context-Aware Computing for Smart Sustainable Cities: A Review and Synthesis. Journal of Big Data. vol. 4 (1).
- (2017) Big Data and Context–Aware Computing Applications for Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. vol. 1818.
- (2018) Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: The Untapped Potential of Big Data Analytics and Context–Aware Computing for Advancing Sustainability. Springer Publishing Company. 2018. ISBN 978-3-319-73980-9.
- (2015) The Human Face of Ambient Intelligence: Cognitive, Emotional, Affective, Behavioral and Conversational Aspects. Springer. 2015. ISBN 978-94-6239-130-7.
- (2015) The Shaping of Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things: Historico–epistemic, Socio–cultural, Politico–institutional and Eco–environmental Dimensions. Springer. 2015. ISBN 978-94-6239-142-0.