Ali Motamedi received his Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary engineering program at Concordia University. His research focuses on the applications of emerging IT technologies in construction and facilities management including Internet of Things (IoT), localization, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and data visualization. Ali is the holder of several national and international scholarships, fellowships and awards including JSPS, FQRNT, NSERC, and the Merit Award. His research results have been published in several journals and presented in various conferences. He has also many years of consulting/design experience in the area of facilities management and information technology and has participated in several large scale IT projects.