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Dareen Salama

Industry Advisor

Dareen Salama has focused her career in the AEC industry on the application of virtual design and construction platforms, linking multiple aspects of project/construction management including cost, schedule and facility information using building information modeling (BIM) and other emerging technologies. Dareen is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gryps, an AI power data extraction and analysis tool for construction industry owners and building operators. Dareen was the Director of Technical Services at Lehrer LLC, leading the implementation of multiple technologies including mobile applications, BIM and Project Management Information Systems at multiple projects and programs in New York City. Dareen was also the Deputy Project Controls Manager at STV, Inc. Notable projects that Dareen contributed to are LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Program and the Javits Convention Center Expansion. She was also a visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in New York City. Prior to her career in New York, Dareen was a structural engineer at Dar Al-Handasah Consultants in Cairo.

Dareen is a founding Member of New York Society of Construction Solutions (technology focused industry group), an active member of CMAA, and an associate member of ASCE. Prior to business school she served as the co-chair of the CMAA National Emerging Technologies Committee.

She received her undergraduate education at the American University in Cairo (AUC), her Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her MBA at Harvard Business School.