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

Trustee Chair
Pegasus Professor and Chair

Editor in Chief Emeritus 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 (Honors, Ranked in top 1)
 June 1985, Alexandria University

Dr. Abdel-Aty’s road safety demos
UCF is the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge
UCF is Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation for Transportation Science and Technology

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. As part of the initiative, he introduced in 2019 the first MS degree in Smart Cities in Engineering in the US. He is also the director of the Smart and Safe Transportation Lab1, the Winner of the USDOT Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge2, Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management, November 2019. His main expertise and interests are in the areas of traffic safety, simulation, big data and data analytics, ITS, and CAV. He is the 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 72 research projects of $20 million. Dr. Abdel-Aty has published more than 650 papers, 348 in journals (as of Jan. 2021, Google Scholar citations are more than 20,000 H-Index 74; Science direct papers downloaded > 370,000 times). He supervised to completion of more than 90 Ph.D. and MS students (currently 16 more Ph.D. 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 Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL).  He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the ITS Journal, Analytic Methods in Accident Research, Transportation Research Part C, and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Fellow of both ASCE and ITE, and member of multiple TRB Committees, including Safety Performance Analysis and User Information Systems. He is the 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, and the Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for the best Master’s thesis in the field of science and technology in transportation studies, Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), Dec. 2019. Dr. Aty has received the 2020 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 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), and the Lifetime Achievement Safety Award from ARTBA in 2019. He has also received multiple international awards including the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, London 2019. He has delivered more than 22 Keynote speeches at conferences in the US and around the world. He has worked closely with USDOT and multiple state DOTs as well as internationally He is a registered professional engineer in Florida.

1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID5PpVTFJ5o&feature=youtu.be
2 https://www.bts.gov/newsroom/us-transportation-secretary-announces-solving-safety-visualization-challenge-winner