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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

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 52. 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 the 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

 

PATENTS 

  • Real-Time Pro-active Traffic Safety Management UCF System including Operator and Decision Making Components, Provisional Patent, provisional patent application number 62/959,473 filed on January 10, 2020
  • Real-Time Pro-active Traffic Safety Management UCF System including Operator and Decision Making Components, Software and User Manual Copyright, UCF CPY No.: 34291
  • Future City Initiative, S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88/768707
  • Smart and Safe Transportation, S. Trademark Application Serial No. 88/768739

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS & ACTIVITIES

  • Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences
    • – Member, Committee on Highway Safety Performance (ANB25) – MEMBER (2014-
    •   2020)
    • – Member, Committee on User Information Systems (AND20) – MEMBER (1998 – 2002,
    •   2004 –2011 and 2014-2020)
    • – 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. Influence: 0.806 (the highest journal in Transportation).
  • 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 the 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.
  • Evaluation of material and writing assessment letter for the tenure and promotion to the rank of professor for Dr. Panos Anastasopoulos, University at Buffalo, January 2020.

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.