TORONTO, September 14, 2018 – Lazaret Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Bilal Farooq as a Senior Advisor to the firm. Bilal Farooq is an Assistant Professor in Transportation Engineering at Ryerson University where he is the Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Farooq has agreed to lend his international expertise and counsel as Lazaret Capital begins to launch its operations,” said Ashley De Souza, Managing Director of Lazaret Capital. “His extensive background in disruptive technologies in transportation provides Lazaret Capital with access to state-of-the-art research and the ability to collaborate on cutting edge solutions for the construction sector.”

From 2013-2017 he worked as an Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique Montréal where he was the Founding Director of Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Québec Research Fund (FRQ) sponsored Laboratory of Innovations in Transportation (LITrans). In 2014 he received the Early-Career Research Award from the province of Québec.

Dr. Farooq has published more than 60 refereed research articles in high-impact factor journals and conference proceedings, one book, and three invited book chapters. His current research goal is to develop multidisciplinary, cyber-physical, and highly-intelligent solutions for sustainable planning, design, and operations of urban transportation systems.

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