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Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Mohamed Abdel-Aty

Pegasus Professor

Phone: 407-823-1374
Office: ENG II, Room 302F

Mohamed Abdel-Aty received his doctoral degree in 1995 from the University of California, Davis. Abdel-Aty has served as assistant, associate and full professor at the University of Central Florida, and was formerly the chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering for 10 years. He has also served in the capacity of graduate program coordinator for the department.

Abdel-Aty graduated 44 doctoral and 63 master’s students. He has co-authored 445 journal publications.

  • Transportation technology
  • Traffic safety data, design, performance, analysis, evaluation, management and planning
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Connected vehicles
  • Automated vehicles
  • Active traffic management
  • Traffic and signal prediction
  • Traffic simulation
  • Digital twining
  • Transportation demand analysis
  • Computer vision
  • Machine learning
  • Statistical and econometrics applications in transportation engineering.
  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s Research and Education Division’s S.S. Steinberg Award, 2022.
  • Distinguished Service to Safety Award, NSC Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the most prestigious award given to individuals by the National Safety Council, 2021.
  • Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award, Transportation Research Board, The National Academies, 2020. Top Transportation Award. One awarded yearly.
  • Elected member of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida. Inducted November 2020.
  • Publons Web-of-Science, Highly Cited Researcher, Clarivate™ identifies the world’s most influential researchers ─ the select few who have been most frequently cited by their peers over the last decade. In 2020, fewer than 6,200, or about 0.1%, of the world’s researchers, in 21 research fields and across multiple fields, have earned this exclusive distinction, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
  • Prince Michael International Road Safety Award, UK, London Dec. 2019. Most Prestigious Road Safety Award in the World.
  • Winner, USDOT Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge, Real-time crash risk visualization using integrated tools for traffic safety evaluation and management, Nov $200,000 prize to the UCF team.
  • Lifetime Achievement Safety Award, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, 2019. Only one award for the 40th anniversary of the Safety Research and Education Division.
  • Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Individual Award, Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE), 2019. Top safety award by ITE.
  • Francis C. Turner award, ASCE, 2019  for his “outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally.” Top Transportation Award by ASCE. Offered at most for one person every year. Most years not offered.
  • Francis C. Turner Distinguished Lecture, Alexandria VA, June 2019
  • Network, MetroLAB Innovation
  • Trustee Chair, UCF, July 2017
  • Pegasus Professor, UCF, April 2015
  • University Excellence in Graduate Teaching, UCF, 2008.
  • University Distinguished Researcher, UCF, 2003
  • Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 
  • Fellow, Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers


  • TTE 6315: Transportation Safety Analysis