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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
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

Real-time crash visualization tool for traffic safety management
UCF is the winner of the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge
UCF is Ranked Among Top 5 in Nation for Transportation Science and Technology
TRB Crum Award

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2020 Roy W. Crum Award recipient
  • Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards, Dec. 2019.
  • Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for the best Masters’s thesis in the field of science and technology in transportation studies, for my MS student Md. Hasibur Rahman, Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), Dec. 2019.
  • Winner, USDOT Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management, November $200K prize
  • Achievement Certificate, Elsevier, 300,000 publications downloaded, Science Direct, Oct. 2019.
  • Lifetime Achievement Safety 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.
  • Green Cross for Safety Award Excellence finalist. National Safety Council, March 2019
    “Recognizes those who have made a significant impact on safety by raising awareness and bringing about change”
  • Francis C. Turner Award, ASCE, 2019
    for his “outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally”
  • Francis C. Turner Distinguished Lecture, Alexandria VA, June 2019
  • 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.