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Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, PE, FASCE is a Trustee Chair at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is a Pegasus Professor and 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 analysis, Proactive traffic management, integrating road safety and transportation planning, Highway Safety Manual and Connected Vehicles. He was awarded in 2015 the Pegasus Professorship, the highest honor at UCF. In the last 22 years, Dr. Abdel-Aty has managed more than 60 research projects. Dr. Abdel-Aty has published more than 541 papers, 276 in journals (Citations 12,475, H-Index 59). He supervised to graduation 70 PhD and MS students (in addition to currently supervising 15 PhD students). Dr. Abdel-Aty is the Editor-in-Chief of Accident Analysis and Prevention, the premier journal in safety. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the ITS Journal and the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Fellow of ASCE, and member of multiple TRB Committees, including Safety Data, Analysis & Evaluation, Safety Performance and User Information Systems. In 2003 he was selected as UCF’s Distinguished Researcher, and in 2007 as UCF’s Outstanding Graduate Teacher. He has received multiple research awards from the College of Engineering & Computer Science in 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2012, including the Dean’s Advisory Board award. He and his students received multiple awards for their papers and research from ASCE, TRB, WCTR, ITS Florida and FL section ITE. His students received twice the best University dissertation, and once the best MS thesis. He has been invited to deliver many Keynote speeches in conferences around the world. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida.