Adjunct Professor Mohamed Abdel-Aty

    Adjunct Professor

    PhD Civil Engineering (Transportation), University of California

    MSc Civil Engineering (Transportation), Alexandria University

    BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, Alexandria University


    Professor Mohamed Abdel-Aty is a Trustee Endowed Chair at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department at UCF.

    His research expertise and interests are in the areas of road safety, simulation, big data and data analytics, ITS and CAV. He is the pioneer and well recognised nationally and internationally for his work and research in real-time safety, proactive traffic management, integrating road safety and transportation planning, Highway Safety Manual and Connected Vehicles.

    He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Accident Analysis and Prevention, the premier journal in safety, and is currently Editor Emeritus.

    Based on a new study ranking career-long scientific impact of researchers from around the globe, he ranks No. 17 in the field of logistics and transportation out of more than 21,000 researchers worldwide. He received the 2020 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award from the Transportation Research Board’s National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine, and the 2019 Francis C. Turner Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers for his “outstanding leadership in the field of road safety nationally and internationally”. He also received the Institute of Transportation Engineering’s 2019 Transportation Safety Council Edmund R. Ricker Award, and 2019 Lifetime Achievement Safety Award from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.

    He has published more than 650 papers, 360 in journals (as at August 2021, Google Scholar citations 21,500+, H-Index 80, Science Direct papers downloaded 370,000 times), and has managed 74 research projects.