Professor Abdel H. El-Shaarawi is the distinguished AIG Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science at The American University in Cairo. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and an Emeritus Research Scientist in The National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
He has worked in the University of Metz, France; the University of Genoa, Italy and Sultan Qaboos University in Oman. He obtained his PhD in 1973 from the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo and his Masters degree from Cairo University, Egypt. He has obtained several awards, among them an Honorary Doctrol Degree from University of Lorraine, France in 2011, the Impact Award of the Statistical Society of Canada in 2010 and The Distinguished Medal Award of The Faculty of Mathematics, University of Waterloo.
He is the Founding President of The International Environmetrics Society, TIES and the Founding Editor in Chief of the Environmetrics Journal. He has published extensively in environmental statistics particularly in problems related to water. He has also served in projects about water quality in many countries around the world through the support of The Canadian International Development Agency, Canadian International Development Agency, and the World Health Organization.