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

Trustee Chair
Pegasus Professor and Chair

Editor-in-Chief of Accident Analysis and Prevention

Room: Engr II 211-F
Phone: (407) 823-4535


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


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


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.