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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) 823-2841


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

American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA), S.S. Steinberg Award, 2022
Distinguished Service to Safety Award, 2021
Roy W. Crum Award recipient, 2020


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
Smart and Safe Transportation Lab (SST)


Developed lectures, syllabus, home works, and exams, and currently taught the following courses at the University of Central Florida (taught each course several times, with many modifications introduced every time – 1995-2020):

Interdisciplinary Introduction to Smart Cities’ Applications (CGN 5341)

This course provides a broad multidisciplinary background about the different systems and technologies used in Smart Cities.

Transportation Engineering (TTE4004)

This is an undergraduate course that provides a broad base of transportation and traffic knowledge to civil engineering students.  The course covers transportation modes, geometric design, vehicular flow models, the capacity of intersections, highway capacity, transportation planning, demand forecasting models, air quality and energy impacts of transportation. Taught as ITV in the Spring 2000 and 2001.

Transportation Safety Analysis (TTE6315)

This is a graduate course that introduces the students to the concepts underlying traffic safety.  The course addresses several topics, among these topics, are risk and exposure, driver and roadway factors, highway safety improvements, and modeling accident occurrence.  This course was introduced for the first time by Dr. M. Abdel-Aty in Fall 1996 as TTE 5315.

Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (TTE5805)

This is an undergraduate/graduate course that covers all aspects of the highway and street design.  Topics covered include the design elements (horizontal and vertical alignment), design controls and criteria, functional classification of highways, the relation between highway capacity and geometric design, grade separations and interchanges, and intersections.  The course promotes both qualitative and quantitative methods of reasoning and analysis.

Regional Planning (CGN6655)

This is a graduate course that mainly covers the four steps planning process in transportation.  Lectures cover the trip generation, distribution, modal split, and traffic assignment methods.  The course also looks at the inter-relation between land use and transportation planning.  Several analytical and computer applications are used in the course.

Other Teaching activities

Guest lecturer EGN 4931 Honors Seminar, March 2006

Judge, Graduate Research Forum, UCF, March 29, 2006

FE review in Transportation and Probability and Statistics (twice yearly since October 2006)

Taught the following courses at Alexandria University (1985-1991):

Railroad Engineering a comprehensive undergraduate that covers the design, planning, and operation of railways.

Introduction to Transportation and Traffic Engineering an undergraduate course in civil engineering that introduces the students to several aspects of transportation and traffic engineering.