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Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, P.E., F.ASCE

Trustee Chair
Pegasus Professor and Chair

 

Editor-in-Chief of Accident Analysis and Prevention

Room: Engr II 211-F
Phone: (407) 823-4535
E-mail: M.Aty@ucf.edu

FIELDS OF INTEREST

Traffic Safety Analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Connected Vehicles, Active Traffic Management, Traffic Simulation, Transportation Demand Analysis, Computer, Statistical and Econometrics Applications in Transportation Engineering.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation),
September 1995, University of California, Davis

M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation),
July 1991 Alexandria University

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, June 1985
Alexandria University

Dr. Abdel-Aty’s Road Safety System Demo
Real-time crash visualization tool for traffic safety management
UCF is the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge

BIO

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PE is a Trustee Chair at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Professor and the Chair of the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at UCF. He is leading the Future City initiative at UCF. His main expertise, and interests are in the areas of traffic safety analysis, simulation, big data and data analytics, ITS and CAV. He is pioneer and well recognized nationally and internationally in work and research in real-time safety, Proactive traffic management, integrating road safety and transportation planning, Highway Safety Manual and Connected Vehicles. In 2015, he was awarded the Pegasus Professorship the highest honor at UCF. Dr. Abdel-Aty has managed more than 60 research projects of more than $17 million. Dr. Abdel-Aty has published more than 570 papers, 303 in journals (Citations Google Scholar: 14,838, H-Index 64; Scopus Citations: 8400 h-index: 50). He supervised to completion more than 75 PhD and MS students. Dr. Abdel-Aty is the Editor-in-Chief of Accident Analysis and Prevention, the premier journal in safety. He is the Associate Editor of Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP), Elsevier. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the ITS Journal, Analytic Methods in Accident Research, and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Fellow of ASCE and ITE, and member of multiple TRB Committees, including Safety Data, Analysis & Evaluation, Safety Performance and User Information Systems. He is a Co-Chair of the ASCE Transportation Safety Committee.  In 2003, he was selected as UCF’s Distinguished Researcher, and in 2007 as UCF’s Outstanding Graduate Teacher. He has received multiple research awards from the College of Engineering & Computer Science in 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2012, including the Dean’s Advisory Board award. He and his students received multiple awards for their papers and research from ASCE, TRB, WCTR, ITS Florida and FL section ITE. His students received twice the best University dissertation, and once the best MS thesis.  Dr. Aty has received the Francis C. Turner award from ASCE for his “outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally”. He has also received the 2019 Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Award, Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE). He has also received multiple International awards. He has delivered many Keynote speeches in conferences around the world, including in the US, Belgium, Brazil, China, Korea, Turkey, KSA, Jordan, Qatar, and UAE. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida.

RESEARCH  PROJECTS AT UCF

Total funding at UCF $18 million of which $15 million as Principal Investigator (PI) or sole (PI)

  1. Improving Multimodal Traffic Safety for Six-Lane Arterial Highway, PI, FDOT, 2019-2021, $350,000
  2. Development and Application of a Disaggregate Artificial Realistic Data Generator for Computationally Testing Safety Analysis Methods, Co-PI, Federal Highway Administration, FHWA 2018 Exploratory Advanced Research Program, Broad Agency Announcement 2019-2022, $1 million, UCF share $400K
  3. Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Initiative Grant Application, PI, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 2018-2022, $1.8 Million+ $200K internal
  4. Using smartphone as OBU emulator implementation study, PI, FDOT, 2018-2020, $325,000
  5. Study of intersection turning movement estimation, PI, FDOT, 2018-2019, $100,000
  6. Investigation of Low Visibility Related Crashes in Florida, FDOT, 2018, $40,000
  7.  Development and Application of Crash Severity Models for the Highway Safety Manual, NCHRP 17-85”, Co-PI with a team of Univ. of Connecticut, Funded by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2018-2021, UCF’s share $200,000.
  8. Evaluation of Innovative Alternative Intersection Designs in the Development of Safety Performance Functions and Crash Modification Factors (sole PI), Funded by FDOT, 2017-2019, $495,565.
  9. Integrated Freeway/Arterial Active Traffic Management (PI), Funded by FDOT, 2017-2019, $499,861.
  10. Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM) (PI), University Transportation Center funded by USDOT, 2017-2022, $1.4 million
  11. Phase III: Real Time Monitoring and Prediction of Reduced Visibility Events on Florida’s Highways (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2016-2017, $1 million.
  12. Third Year “Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM)” (PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013-2017, $259,000
  13. Freight Data Fusion from Multiple Data Sources for Freight Planning Applications in Florida, (Co-PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2015-2017, $319,658+$40K. PI Eluru
  14. Evaluating the benefits of multi-modal investments on promoting travel mobility in Central Florida (Co-PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2015-2018, $450,000. PI Eluru
  15. Phase II: Real Time Monitoring and Prediction of Reduced Visibility Events on Florida’s Highways (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2015-2017, $2 million.
  16. Second Year “Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM)” (PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013-2017, $261,000 (Co-PI:Radwan)
  17. “MRI 4: Big Data for Safety Monitoring, Assessment, and Improvement” (PI) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Regional UTC, 2014-2016, $125,000 (Co-PI:Radwan).
  18. “MRI 2: Integrated Simulation and Safety” (Co-PI) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Regional UTC, 2014-2015, $143,000 (PI:Radwan).
  19. “Validation and Application of Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Part D and Developing Florida Crash Modification Factors Manual, Phase 2, (sole PI) Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2014-2016. $292,612.
  20.  “Enhancing and Generalizing the Two-Level Screening Approach Incorporating the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Methods, Phase 2, (sole PI) Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2014-2016. $223,137.
  21. “A Comprehensive Investigation of Visibility Problems on Highways: Developing Real Time Monitoring and Prediction System for Reduced Visibility and Understanding Traffic and Human Factors Implications” , (PI), Funded by the UTC National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management, 2014-2015, $290,000.
  22. “Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM)” (PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013-2017, $282,500 (Co-PI:Radwan)
  23. “Real Time Monitoring and Prediction of Reduced Visibility Events on Florida’s Highways (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2013-2014, $671,000.
  24. “Improved Prediction Models for Crash Types and Crash Severities, NCHRP 17-62”, PI at UCF with a team of Univ. of Connecticut, University of North Carolina & Persaud & Lyon, Funded by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2013-2017, UCF’s share $200,000.
  25. “Two Level Approach to Safety Planning Incorporating the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Network Screening”, sole (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2012-2014. $197,545.
  26. “Efficient Utilization of the Existing ITS System and the Viability of a Proactive Traffic Management System for the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority”, (PI), Funded by OOCEA and the UTC National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management, 2012-2014, $224,037
  27. “Integrating Safety in Developing a Variable Speed Limit System”, (PI), Funded by the UTC National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management, 2012-2014, $62,500.
  28. “Validation and Application of Highway Safety Manual Part D in Florida”, sole (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2012-2014. $217,920
  29. “Synthesis of Visibility Detection Systems”, (sole PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2012. $36,876
  30. Center for Transportation System Performance and Management” (Co-PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2012-2015, $350,000 (PI:Radwan, Co-PIs Aty)
  31. “Developing Advanced Spatial Analysis Tools in Transportation Safety Planning: Examining Planning Zones and Trip Data” (sole PI). Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) program for Transformational Changes and Revolutionary Advances for Transportation Planning, 2011-2012. $138,876
    In addition $33,590 internal funding
  32. “Developing an Active Traffic Management System for I-70 in Colorado” (sole PI). Colorado DOT, 2011-2013. First year funding $125,000
    In addition $12,000 internal funding
  33. “Young Drivers Safety Study” (sole PI). Funded by FDOT District 5, 2010-2011. $50,000
  34. Developing an Early Detection System for Reduced Visibility from Fog/Smoke and Means to Effectively and Timely Warn Drivers” (PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, match from CATSS, 2008-2010. $255,000 (PI : Abdel-Aty, Co-PI Oloufa)
  35. “UCF/CATSS-NU: Cooperative Design of Academic Programs” (Co-PI) Funded by Nile University, Egypt, 2008-2010. $35,000
  36. “Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns to Include Unsignalized Intersections and Expand the Safety/Traffic Database” (sole-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2007-09. $370,911
  37. “Reducing Fatalities and Severe Injuries on Florida’s High-Speed Multi-Lane Arterial Corridors” (sole PI), Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. 2007-2009. $286,000
  38. “Expanding the scope of the Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns to include a Client/Server Computer Application” (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2005-07. $170,000
  39.  “Acquisition of Fully Instrumented Vehicle for Driving Simulator Validation and Gathering of Field Test Data” (Co-PI), UCF Presidential Major Equipment Award, 2005. $54,71
    (PI: Harold Klee, Co-PI: Radwan, Weeks, Abdel-Aty)
  40. “Linking Crash Patterns to ITS-Related Archived Data (PHASE II): Developing a Hybrid Detailed Crash Prediction System Using ITS Data on I-4 and Evaluating the Application Strategies” (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2004-07. $507,966
    (PI : Abdel-Aty, Co-PI Uddin)
  41. “Emergency Evacuation Plan Simulation for Orlando International Airport & Vulnerability Assessment and Test (VA)/Continuance of Operations (COOP) for the Security Command and Control Center at Orlando International Airport” (Co-PI). Funded by Federal Transit Administration/Florida Atlantic University. 2004-05. $248,527
    (PI: Radwan, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty and Mollaghasemi)
  42. “Frequency Analysis Technique Applied to Transportation Freight, Goods, and Services Data”, (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2004-06. $119,644
    (PI: Li, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  43.  “Relating Crash Occurrence to Freeway Loop Detectors Data, Weather Conditions and Geometric Factors”, (PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2003-05. $122,650
    (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Uddin)
  44. “Phase II: Extension of the Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns”, (sole PI).
    Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2003-05. $127,563 (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  45. “Using the UCF Driving Simulator as a Test Bed for High Risk Locations, Part I: Signalized Intersections and Toll Plazas”, (PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2003-04, $149,881 (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Radwan and Klee)
  46. “Evaluation of Red-light Running and Visibility around LTVs Using UCF Driving Simulator, (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2003-04, $150,000
    (PI: Radwan, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty and Klee)
  47. “An Integrated Emergency Management Decision Support System for Evacuation”, (Co-PI). Funded by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) and the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (CATSS). 2003-2004. $125,000
    (PI: Mollaghasemi, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  48. “Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns”, (sole Principal Investigator). Funded  by Florida Department of Transportation. 2002-04. $165,233 (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  49.  “Linking Crash Patterns to ITS-Related Archived Data and Investigating the Potential of ITS in Reducing Safety Problems”, (Principal Investigator). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2002-04. $220,000 (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Al-Deek and Radwan)
  50. “Post-Disaster Dynamic Routing of Emergency Vehicle”, (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2002-2003. $71,327 (PI: Mollaghasemi, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  51. “Creating a Technical Clearinghouse for Auto Clubs”, (sole PI). Funded by AIT/FIA Foundation for Mobility in Society (international). 2001-02. $76,115 (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  52. “The Impact of Real Time and Predictive Information on I-4 Travelers” (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2001-2003. $120,000 (PI: Al-Deek, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  53. “The Impact of Real-Time Predictive Traffic Information on Travelers’ Behavior in the I-4 Corridor” (Co-PI). Funded by TCSP/FDOT. 2001-2003. $52,393 (was originally funded for $150,000) (PI: Al-Deek, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty and Radwan)
  54. “Design and Development of a Computer Simulation Experiment to Support Mode/Route/Destination Choice Modeling in the Presence of ATIS” (sole PI). Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. 2001-02. $35,051 (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  55. “Effects of Telematics on Driver’s Workload”, (Co-PI). Funded by the AIT/FIA/AAA foundation for highway safety. 2001-02. $118,210 (PI: Mouloua, Co-PI: Hancock, Abdel-Aty and Rinalducci)
  56. “Nested Logit Mode Choice Model Universal Calibration Factors” (sole PI). Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. 1999-2001. $155,000 (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  57. “Origin/Destination Study for the OOCEA” (PI). Funded by HDR/Transportation Consulting Group.1999-2000. $194,895 (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Radwan)
  58. “Crash Simulation and Animation: A New Approach for Traffic Safety Analysis” (sole PI). Funded by the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation. 1999-2001. $40,000
  59. “Roundabouts Design, Modeling and Simulation” (PI). Funded by the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation. 1999-2000. $15,000 (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Hosni)
  60. “Application of Differential Global Positioning System for Collision Avoidance in Intelligent Transportation System in a Wireless Environment” (Co-PI). Funded by FDOT. 1999-2000. $45,150 (PI: Oloufa, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  61. “Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles” (sole PI). Funded by the University of Florida. 1998-1999. $97,500 (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  62. “Demographic Factors, Roadway Design and Traffic Crashes: An Analytical Investigation” (PI). Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.  1996-1998. $103,510
    (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Radwan)
  63. “Identifying the Transportation Needs for the Elderly and Disabled” (sole PI). Funded by the University of California. 1996 – 1997. $15,000 (PI: Abdel-Aty)

LEADERSHIP SUMMARY

  • Chair, Department of Civil, Env. & Construction Engineering (Fall 2013- present), UCF
  • Leading the Future City Initiative at UCF
  • Deputy Director (1/2012 – present): Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, UCF.
  • Graduate Program Director (8/2009 – 8/2012): Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Dept., University of Central Florida.
    Responsibilities include: managing graduate programs, programs’ assessment, programs’ review, programs’ modifications, catalog changes, advising, mentoring, admission, certification, serve on college GPCC committee.
  • Program Director (2004 – 2012), Transportation Safety and Operations, Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, UCF.
  • Editor-in-Chief (July 2013 – present), Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier, Ranked no. 1 journal in safety research. Five years Impact factor 2. Cite Score improved from 2.4 to 3.82 in the last 5 years.
  • Associate editor (2006 – 2013), Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier.
  • Associate Editor Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP), Elsevier, 2018 –present.
  • Co-Chair, Transportation Safety Committee, ASCE T&DI, 2018-present.
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Director (2008 – 2009 sabbatical year), Nile University, Cairo.
    Responsibilities included: Establishing the program, preparing academic curriculum, recruit faculty, recruit students, promote program, organized an international conference in March 2009.
  • Co-Chair (2004-2011), Transportation Research Board, Joint Subcommittee on Advanced Traveler Information Systems.
  • Chair, CECS Honors (2005 -2008)
    Responsibilities include: advising and recruiting honor in the major students, honors scholarship selection, honors in the major thesis awards

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Lifetime Achievement Aafety Award, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), 2019
  • 2019 Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Individual Award, Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE)
  • Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management, Stage II winner (2 teams UCF and Ford Motor Company), USDOT Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, March 2019. $50K prize
  • Green Cross for Safety Award Excellence finalist. National Safety Council, March 2019
  • Francis C. Turner Award, March 2019 for his “outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally”
  • MetroLAB Network, Innovation of the Month, Jan. 2019.
  • Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management, Stage I winner (5 out of 54 winning teams), USDOT Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, October 2018. $20K prize
  • Korean Society of Transportation, 2018 Achievement Award, Dec. 2018
    “your many innovative ideas that changed much of the safety research and practice as one of the top safety researchers that are recognized worldwide”
  • Institute of Traffic Engineering, Shanghai, 2018 Excellence in Traffic Safety Improvement Service Award.
    “The award is based on your credentials as a world known traffic safety expert”
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (April 2018)
  • “Trustee Chair”, UCF, July 2017.
  • “Pegasus Professor”, UCF, April 2015.
  • University 2014 award for “Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Doctoral Students”, recipient in the disciplinary grouping of “Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences”, March 2015.
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dean’s Advisory Board award, UCF, November 2012.
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science Distinguished Researcher Award, UCF, January 2010.
  • Research Incentive Award (RIA), College of Engineering & Computer Science, Aug. 2008.
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award for the College of Engineering & Computer Science, UCF, Aug. 2008.
  • College Excellence in Professional Service, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Feb. 2008.
  • University Excellence in Graduate Teaching, UCF, 2008.
  • Distinguished Professional Service Award, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, UCF, 2007.
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, College of Engineering & Computer Science, UCF, February 2007.
  • University Distinguished Researcher, University of Central Florida, 2003.
  • Research Incentive Award (RIA), College of Engineering & Computer Science, Aug. 2003.
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award for the College of Engineering & Computer Science, UCF, Aug. 2003.
  • College of Engineering and Computer Science Distinguished Researcher Award, UCF, January 2003.
  • Outstanding Researcher, Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Department, UCF, 2002, 2008, 2009.
  • CECS Distinguished Research Lecturer, College of Engineering, UCF, April 2003.
  • Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award, College of Engineering, UCF, Aug. 1998.
  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award for the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, UCF, 1997/98, 1999/2000, 2004/05 and 2006/07 academic years.
  • Member Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society (initiated Fall 2007)
  • Member Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society (initiated as eminent engineer, Spring 2000)
  • Member Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (initiated Spring 2000)
  • Dissertation Award for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation from the University of California Transportation Center — UCTC (academic year 1994/95).
  • Tuition Fellowship Awards, University of California, Davis (5 quarters for the 1992/93, 1993/94 and the 1994/95 academic years).
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Grants throughout five years of undergraduate studies.
  • Sc. Graduation Grade (1985): Very Good with the Degree of Honor. Ranked 5/703.

RESEARCH  PROJECTS BEFORE JOINING UCF

  • “Modeling Route Choice Behavior Using Revealed and Stated Preferences Data” (sole PI). Funded by the California Department of Transportation through the University of California Transportation Center. 1994 – 1995.  (wrote proposal and was awarded as dissertation grant)
  • “Using Advanced Technologies to Increase Mobility and Acceptability of Special Needs Travelers” (Co-PI).  Sponsored by the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) and the California Department of Transportation. 1994 – 1995. (wrote proposal while working for UCDavis)
  • “Impact of ATIS on Travel Demand”. Sponsored by the California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) and the California Department of Transportation. 1991 – 1994. (worked on as a research assistant with Professor Kitamura)

TEACHING

Developed lectures, syllabus, home works, and exams, and currently teaching the following courses at the University of Central Florida (taught each course several times, with many modifications introduced every time – 1995-2012):

Transportation Engineering (TTE4004)
This is an undergraduate course that provides a broad base of transportation and traffic knowledge to civil engineering students.  The course covers transportation modes, geometric design, vehicular flow models, the capacity of intersections, highway capacity, transportation planning, demand forecasting models, air quality and energy impacts of transportation. Taught as ITV in Spring 2000 and 2001.

Transportation Safety Analysis (TTE6315)
This is a graduate course that introduces the students to the concepts underlying traffic safety.  The course addresses several topics, among these topics, are risk and exposure, driver and roadway factors, highway safety improvements, and modeling accident occurrence.  This course was introduced for the first time by Dr. M. Abdel-Aty in Fall 1996 as TTE 5315.

Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (TTE5805)
This is an undergraduate/graduate course that covers all aspects of the highway and street design.  Topics covered include the design elements (horizontal and vertical alignment), design controls and criteria, functional classification of highways, the relation between highway capacity and geometric design, grade separations and interchanges, and intersections.  The course promotes both qualitative and quantitative methods of reasoning and analysis.

Regional Planning (CGN6655)
This is a graduate course that mainly covers the four steps planning process in transportation.  Lectures cover trip generation, distribution, modal split, and traffic assignment methods.  The course also looks at the inter-relation between land use and transportation planning.  Several analytical and computer applications are used in the course.

Other Teaching activities
Guest lecturer EGN 4931 Honors Seminar, March 2006
Judge, Graduate Research Forum, UCF, March 29, 2006
FE review in Transportation and Probability and Statistics (twice yearly since October 2006)

Taught the following courses at Alexandria University (1985-1991):
Railroad Engineering a comprehensive undergraduate that cover the design, planning, and operation of railways.

Introduction to Transportation and Traffic Engineering an undergraduate course in civil engineering that introduces the students to several aspects of transportation and traffic engineering.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences

– Member, Committee on Highway Safety Performance (AND25) – MEMBER (2014-   2020)
– Member, Committee on User Information Systems (AND20) – MEMBER (1998 – 2002, 2004 –2011 and 2014-2010)
– Co-Chair, Joint Subcommittee on ATIS (AND20 (2)) – (2004- 2011)
– Member, Committee on Safety Data, Analysis, and Evaluation (ANB20) – MEMBER (2003 – 2014, and 2017-2020)

  • Editor-in-Chief (July 2013 – present), Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier, Ranked no. 1 journal in safety research, top 3 in Transportation, 2nd out of 83 journals. Five years Impact factor: 524, Cite Score: 3.82.
  • Associate editor, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Elsevier (2006 – 2013)
  • Associate Editor, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives (TRIP).
  • Co-Chair, ASCE Transportation Safety Committee, Nov. 2019-ongoing
  • Member, Journal’s Editorial Advisory Board, Accident Analysis and Prevention (2001 – 2006)
  • Member, Editorial Board, ITS Journal, Taylor & Francis (2003 – ongoing)
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Taylor & Francis (2013 – present).
  • Member, Editorial Board, Analytic Methods in Accident Research (AMAR), 2019-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Transportation Research Part C, 2019-
  • Judge, International Road Federation, Global Road Achievement Awards, 2017
  • Member Italy National Promotion Commission for Associate and full Professors in Transportation and Infrastructure sectors (2016/17).
  • Member International Road Federation Group of Experts on Road Safety (2011-ongoing)
  • Visiting scholar and International Research Board Member, MOELAB, Beijing Jiaotong University, China (2011)
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Member Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
  • Member, World Conference on Transport Research Society – WCTRS (2004 – ongoing)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education – ASEE (2002-2004 and 2010 – current)
  • American Society of Highway Engineers
    Faculty Advisor for Student Chapter at UCF
  • Paper reviewer for TRB, Transportation, Transportation Research A, C & D, Accident Analysis and Prevention, ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ITS Journal, Journal of Public Transportation, IEEE transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation and the Journal of Safety Science (ongoing)
  • Committee Chair, SHRP 2 Expert Task Group for the Roadway Measurement Van Project (S03), Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, 2007
  • Chair expert panel, Mobility, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, Egyptian Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), 2008.
  • Board Member, Southeastern Transportation Center (2007-ongoing)
  • Expert Panel member for the driving simulator project, Tongji University, China (2007-current)
  • Research proposal panel, National Institutes of Health (NIH), September 2009 & Feb. 2011
  • Peer reviewer for scientific reports for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 2010, 2011.
  • External reviewer, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), 2012.
  • Member, Committee of Experts, Road Safety & Environment Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education (RERC), Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
  • Research proposal reviewer for the Connecticut Cooperative Highway Research (Fall 2004)
  • Research Proposal Reviewer for the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Fall 2004)
  • Committee on Transportation and Housing, Orange County, Florida (past member)

Assessment for Promotion of Faculty

  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion case for the rank of Professor for Dr. John Ivan, University of Connecticut, 2006.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor for Dr. Sunanda Dissanayake, Kansas State University, 2007.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Bruce Hellinga, University of Waterloo, Canada, Fall 2009.
  • Reference letter for Dr. Baher Abdulhai, University of Toronto, for Canada Research Professor, 2009.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor for Dr. Mecit Cetin, Old Dominion University, August 2011.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Amer Shalaby, University of Toronto, December 2011.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor for Dr. Thobias Sando, University of North Florida, 2012.
  • Evaluation of Professor Tarek Sayed’s record for the Killam Research Prize, University of British Columbia, July 2012.
  • Evaluation for promotion of Dr. Tom Brijs to the rank of Professor, Hasselt University, Belgium, July 2012.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Venky Shankar, Penn State University, September 2012.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the associate professor for Dr. Lina Kattan, University of Calgary, Canada, Spring 2013.
  • Writing an assessment letter for Research Engineer Position at UC Berkeley for Professor Dr. Venky Shankar, February 2013.
  • Evaluation of material and writing an assessment letter for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor for Dr. Tova Rosenbloom, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Summer 2013.
  • Evaluation of material and writing an assessment letter for promotion to Associate Professor for Dr. Mohamed Ghanem, American University, Dubai, April 2014.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. George Yannis, Technical University of Athens, Greece, June 2014.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Dominique Lord, Texas A&M University, July 2014.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Eric Donnell, Penn State, August 2014.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor for Dr. Yuanchang Xie, University of Massachusetts Lowell, September 2015.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of associate professor for Dr. Maya Abou Zeid, American University of Beirut, November 2015.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of full professor for Dr. Lorenzo Mussone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, July 2016.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate professor for Dr. Karim El-Basyouny, University of Alberta, August 2016.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Michael Knodler, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, August 2017.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Thobias Sando, University of North Florida, August 2017.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Evangelos Kaiser, Florida Atlantic University, August 2017.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Peter Savolainen, University of Iowa, August 2017.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Jennifer Ogle, Clemson University, September 2018.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Nicholas Lownes, University of Connecticut, August 2019.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Carol Flannagan, University of Michigan, August 2019.

International Agreements

  • Established an agreement between UCF and the University of Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2017.
  • Established an agreement between UCF and the University of Naples, Italy, 2017.
  • Established an agreement between UCF and Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2012, renewed in 2015 for 5 years.
  • Established an agreement between UCF and Tongji University, China, 2009.
  • Established a new agreement for research with Tongji University, 2016
  • Contributed to establishing an agreement between UCF and Nile University, Egypt, 2008.
  • Founded the Intelligent Transportation Systems graduate program at Nile University, 2008.