Ed Saiedi is one of the six candidates worldwide who entered the European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program in 2014. He works with Prof. Felipe Ruiz, in the Department of Organization Engineering, Business Administration and Statistics, ETSII, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (as his home university). His PhD research is about the application of real options valuation technique for investment projects and firms, with managerial flexibility. His research interests are project finance, financing renewable energy investments, environmental finance and corporate/start-up valuations.
Ed holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree from the University of Calgary in Canada (2011) where he graduated with a CGPA of 3.7/4.0. After graduation, he complemented his studies by working in two well-known Canadian Engineering Consulting firms, initially as a Structural Engineer and for nearly three ensuing years, as a Project Manager/Coordinator and client representative for two large industrial construction projects in Port Metro Vancouver.
Ed is a Canadian Professional Engineer registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), Canada. He has published in the proceedings of four international and Canadian conferences in Civil Engineering and was presented the Post-Graduate Paper Presentation Bronze Award at the International Conference on Construction and Building Technology (ICCBT) in 2008. He is a past recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship and the Alberta Graduate Scholarship during his M.Sc.
Saiedi, H., Lissel, S.L. (2010). In-Plane Shake Table Testing of Partially-Grouted Reinforced Concrete Masonry Walls. Proceedings of the 8th International Masonry Conference, Dresden, Germany
Saied, H., Saiedi, S., Rosmawati, N., Hou, H.K. (2010). Static and Seismic Stability Analysis of Malaysia's Largest Sanitary Landfill. Geo 2010 - 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference & 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference, Calgary, Canada, pgs. 1719-1726.
Saied, H., Saiedi, S., Rosmawati, N., Hou, H.K. (2008). Seismic Stability Analysis of the Largest Malaysian Sanitary Landfill. International Conference on Construction and Building Technology 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Saied, H., Saiedi, S., Rosmawati, N., Hou, H.K. (2008). Static Stability Analysis of the Largest Malaysian Sanitary Landfil. Geotropika 2008: International Conference on Geotechnical and Highway Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
His current research agenda concentrates on the application of real options to the valuation of renewable energy investments and incentivizing green investments to offset environmental costs.