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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
Future City Initiative

RESEARCH  PROJECTS AT UCF

  1. Phase II ATTAIN East Orlando FHWA Project: Improving Vulnerable Road Users’ Safety Based on Computer-Vision Technologies and High-fidelity Hybrid Traffic Forecasting Tool for Urban Transportation Networks using Emerging Datasets, PI, FDOT,
  2. NCHRP 22-48: Development of Crash Prediction Models for Short-Term Durations, PI, 2020-2022
  3. NCHRP 22-49: The Effect of Vehicle Mix on Crash Frequency and Crash Severity, Co-PI, 2020-2022
  4. Improving Multimodal Traffic Safety for Six-Lane Arterial Highway, PI, FDOT, 2019-2021
  5. 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
  6. Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) Initiative Grant Application, PI, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), 2018-2022
  7. Using smartphone as OBU emulator implementation study, PI, FDOT, 2018-2020
  8. Study of intersection turning movement estimation, PI, FDOT, 2018-2019
  9. Investigation of Low Visibility Related Crashes in Florida, FDOT, 2018
  10.  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
  11. Evaluation of Innovative Alternative Intersection Designs in the Development of Safety Performance Functions and Crash Modification Factors (sole PI), Funded by FDOT, 2017-2019
  12. Integrated Freeway/Arterial Active Traffic Management (PI), Funded by FDOT, 2017-2019
  13. Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM) (PI), University Transportation Center funded by USDOT, 2017-2022
  14. Phase III: Real Time Monitoring and Prediction of Reduced Visibility Events on Florida’s Highways (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2016-2017
  15. Third Year “Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM)” (PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013-2017
  16. Freight Data Fusion from Multiple Data Sources for Freight Planning Applications in Florida, (Co-PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2015-2017
  17. Evaluating the benefits of multi-modal investments on promoting travel mobility in Central Florida (Co-PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2015-2018
  18. Phase II: Real Time Monitoring and Prediction of Reduced Visibility Events on Florida’s Highways (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2015-2017
  19. Second Year “Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM)” (PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013-2017, (Co-PI:Radwan)
  20. “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, (Co-PI:Radwan).
  21. “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, (PI:Radwan).
  22. “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
  23.  “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.
  24. “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
  25. “Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM)” (PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2013-2017, (Co-PI:Radwan)
  26. “Real Time Monitoring and Prediction of Reduced Visibility Events on Florida’s Highways (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2013-2014,
  27. “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
  28. “Two Level Approach to Safety Planning Incorporating the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Network Screening”, sole (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2012-2014
  29. “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,
  30. “Integrating Safety in Developing a Variable Speed Limit System”, (PI), Funded by the UTC National Center for Transportation System Productivity and Management, 2012-2014
  31. “Validation and Application of Highway Safety Manual Part D in Florida”, sole (PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2012-2014.
  32. “Synthesis of Visibility Detection Systems”, (sole PI), Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2012.
  33. Center for Transportation System Performance and Management” (Co-PI), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), U.S. Department of Transportation, 2012-2015,  (PI:Radwan, Co-PIs Aty)
  34. “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.
  35. “Developing an Active Traffic Management System for I-70 in Colorado” (sole PI). Colorado DOT, 2011-2013.
  36. “Young Drivers Safety Study” (sole PI). Funded by FDOT District 5, 2010-2011.
  37. 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.  (PI : Abdel-Aty, Co-PI Oloufa)
  38. “UCF/CATSS-NU: Cooperative Design of Academic Programs” (Co-PI) Funded by Nile University, Egypt, 2008-2010.
  39. “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.
  40. “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.
  41. “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.
  42.  “Acquisition of Fully Instrumented Vehicle for Driving Simulator Validation and Gathering of Field Test Data” (Co-PI), UCF Presidential Major Equipment Award, 2005. (PI: Harold Klee, Co-PI: Radwan, Weeks, Abdel-Aty)
  43. “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. (PI : Abdel-Aty, Co-PI Uddin)
  44. “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. (PI: Radwan, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty and Mollaghasemi)
  45. “Frequency Analysis Technique Applied to Transportation Freight, Goods, and Services Data”, (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2004-06. (PI: Li, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  46.  “Relating Crash Occurrence to Freeway Loop Detectors Data, Weather Conditions and Geometric Factors”, (PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2003-05. (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Uddin)
  47. “Phase II: Extension of the Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns”, (sole PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2003-05.  (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  48. “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,  (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Radwan and Klee)
  49. “Evaluation of Red-light Running and Visibility around LTVs Using UCF Driving Simulator, (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation, 2003-04, (PI: Radwan, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty and Klee)
  50. “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. (PI: Mollaghasemi, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  51. “Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles/Patterns”, (sole Principal Investigator). Funded  by Florida Department of Transportation. 2002-04.  (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  52.  “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.  (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Al-Deek and Radwan)
  53. “Post-Disaster Dynamic Routing of Emergency Vehicle”, (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2002-2003.  (PI: Mollaghasemi, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  54. “Creating a Technical Clearinghouse for Auto Clubs”, (sole PI). Funded by AIT/FIA Foundation for Mobility in Society (international). 2001-02. (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  55. “The Impact of Real Time and Predictive Information on I-4 Travelers” (Co-PI). Funded by Florida Department of Transportation. 2001-2003. (PI: Al-Deek, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  56. “The Impact of Real-Time Predictive Traffic Information on Travelers’ Behavior in the I-4 Corridor” (Co-PI). Funded by TCSP/FDOT. 2001-2003. (was originally funded for $150,000) (PI: Al-Deek, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty and Radwan)
  57. “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.  (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  58. “Effects of Telematics on Driver’s Workload”, (Co-PI). Funded by the AIT/FIA/AAA foundation for highway safety. 2001-02.  (PI: Mouloua, Co-PI: Hancock, Abdel-Aty and Rinalducci)
  59. “Nested Logit Mode Choice Model Universal Calibration Factors” (sole PI). Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation. 1999-2001. (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  60. “Origin/Destination Study for the OOCEA” (PI). Funded by HDR/Transportation Consulting Group.1999-2000. $194,895 (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Radwan)
  61. “Crash Simulation and Animation: A New Approach for Traffic Safety Analysis” (sole PI). Funded by the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation. 1999-2001.
  62. “Roundabouts Design, Modeling and Simulation” (PI). Funded by the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation. 1999-2000.  (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Hosni)
  63. “Application of Differential Global Positioning System for Collision Avoidance in Intelligent Transportation System in a Wireless Environment” (Co-PI). Funded by FDOT. 1999-2000.  (PI: Oloufa, Co-PI: Abdel-Aty)
  64. “Identification of Intersections’ Crash Profiles” (sole PI). Funded by the University of Florida. 1998-1999. (PI: Abdel-Aty)
  65. “Demographic Factors, Roadway Design and Traffic Crashes: An Analytical Investigation” (PI). Funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.  1996-1998.
    (PI: Abdel-Aty, Co-PI: Radwan)
  66. “Identifying the Transportation Needs for the Elderly and Disabled” (sole PI). Funded by the University of California. 1996 – 1997.  (PI: Abdel-Aty)

RESEARCH  PROJECTS BEFORE JOINING UCF

  1. “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 a proposal and was awarded a dissertation grant)
  2. “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)
  3. “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)