Professor Mohamed Abdel-Aty
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University of Central Florida, USA
Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PE is a Trustee Chair at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Professor and the Chair of the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at UCF. He is leading the Future City initiative at UCF. His main expertise, and interests are in the areas of traffic safety analysis, simulation, big data and data analytics, ITS and CAV. He is pioneer and well recognized nationally and internationally in work and research in real-time safety, Proactive traffic management, integrating road safety and transportation planning, Highway Safety Manual and Connected Vehicles.
In 2015, he was awarded the Pegasus Professorship the highest honor at UCF. Dr. Abdel-Aty has managed more than 65 research projects of more than $23 million. Dr. Abdel-Aty has published more than 640 papers, 390 in journals (Citations Google Scholar: 25250, H-Index 88). He supervised to completion more than 96 PhD and MS students. Dr. Abdel-Aty is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Accident Analysis and Prevention, the premier journal in safety. He is the Executive Associate Editor of Analytic Methods in Accident Research (AMAR), Elsevier, and Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering. He is a Fellow of ASCE and ITE. He is the Chair of the ASCE Transportation Safety Committee.
Dr. Aty has received the Francis C. Turner award from ASCE for his “outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally”. He has also received the 2019 Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Award, Institute of Transportation Engineering (ITE), the Lifetime Achievement Safety Award from ARTBA in 2019, and TRB’s Roy Crum in 2020. He has also received multiple international awards including the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in 2019 in the UK.