Our Team

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Amal Abou-Sef
President

Mrs. Abou-Sef has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and more than 25 years of experience.

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Morteza Tadayon
Vice President

Mr. Tadayon has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Engineering with more than 35 years of experience in the transportation industry where he spent 30 years at Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration.

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Rabih Najib, PhD, PE
Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Najib is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Dr. Najib has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of transportation and information technology.

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Sherif Naoum, PhD, PE, GISP, PMP
Program Manager

Dr. Naoum has over 28 years of experience and has served as a program manager, asset manager and project manager on a variety of contracts of varying sizes and scopes such as: water and wastewater condition assessment and asset management; wet weather consent decree design and construction; wastewater and stormwater urgent needs/on-call investigation, recommendations, design and construction; PS&E (plans, specification and estimate) development; permit preparation and infrastructure mapping. He is also experienced in the development of GIS applications, including statistical and spatial modeling and analysis using ArcGIS products.

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Ghulam Ashar
Senior Traffic Engineer

Mr. Ashar has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; a Master of Science in Transportation Planning and Engineering; a Master of Science in Management Science, and an MBA. Mr. Ashar has more than16 years of experience in traffic engineering with duties that included collection and analysis of data for planning and engineering projects, traffic studies, travel demand forecasts, and the development of corridor wide network models using Synchro, CORSIM, and VISSIM.

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Elham Shayanfar, PhD
Transportation Engineer

Dr. Shayanfar has extensive experience in transportation planning and engineering including operational analysis utilizing micro, meso and macroscopic simulation modeling, signal warrant analyses, traffic impact and speed studies as well as geometric design. She has also been involved with various transportation research projects and has extensive experience working with the MWCOG Travel Demand Model as well as the Maryland Statewide Transportation Model to develop future travel demand.

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Bob DeBlase
Traffic Signal Timing Expert

Bob brings to Itenology over 45 years of experience in the Traffic Signal Maintenance and Engineering field. He worked for MDOT-SHA, Office of Traffic and Safety and District 5 Construction where he was the Signal System Team Leader and was responsible for managing a team of ITS technicians that performed signal operational modifications and signal timing optimization. Mr. DeBlase programmed, managed, and operated the Econolite CENTRACS and ARIES Signal software applications. He Has expert knowledge in closed loop Signal Systems with on street Master Control and Adaptive Signal Systems using cellular modems communicating to a Central Server. Bob performed signal plan review and signal phasing design to assist Traffic Engineering Design Division. He also worked as a Traffic Engineer Consultant for MDOT-SHA District 2 Traffic. In this position, he provided assistance to the ADE-Traffic investigating and responding to citizen complaints on Maryland State Highways with regard to traffic signals, signing, pavement markings and various other issues.

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Curtis Lowery
GIS Analyst

Mr. Lowery has over 10 years of work experience as a GIS specialist. Specialized software skills include ESRI Software: ArcGIS (9.3 to 10.8), ArcCatalog, ArcSDE, ArcGIS Online, Collector App for ArcGIS, ArcGIS extensions: Spatial Analyst, Network Analyst, and Publisher. Specialized hardware knowledge includes GPS hardware, Trimble Geo XT, Data collection & Post Processing. Other specialized skills include: georeferencing, digitizing, utility networks, asset management, geocoding, schema design, data management, data driven pages, and Model Builder.

Our Staff

Itenology Corporation's team includes professional engineers, engineering technicians, GIS analysts and developers, IT application developers and support personnel who provide high quality products to our clients. Staff members have years of experience and numerous qualifications which demonstrate their expertise in each discipline. Itenology Corporation is a women-owned small business certified by several agencies as an MBE/DBE/SBE/WBE firm.