Omar is a masters student researching on active transportation and the interaction between the transportation system and the environment. After completing his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) with a minor in Computer Science, he joined the research team in September 2016. As part of the REACT Lab, Omar conducted statistical spatial data analysis to establish trends and patterns that help guide decision making. Two satisfied customers of his work include the UBC Campus + Community Planning (C+CP) and Chip Drop. His thesis revolved around analyzing bicycle travel in relation to road grade and topological elevations. As part of his thesis, he developed a decision making framework to guide the choice of elevation data for bicycle travel analysis.