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Dr. Essam Radwan in China

Dr. Essam Radwan was invited to take a part in the International Summer School at Beijing Jiatong University during the period of July 14-18, 2014. He taught the airport planning and design course at BJTU. During his visit to the People Republic of China, he was invited to deliver a seminar at Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) and his presentation covered the topic of “Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signal Mode”. This presentation is part of a two-phase sponsored projects funded by the Florida Department of Transportation.  While visiting WHUT, he met with Dr. Rong Luo to discuss International Road Federation (IRF) potential activities in the PRC and had the privilege of meeting IRF Fellows who are scheduled to travel to the US to pursue graduate studies. Dr. Radwan serves as the Chair of the International Road Education Foundation (IREF), which provide fellowships for international students from a large number of countries around the globe to study in the US.  

UCF Student and President Obama Talk Highway Safety, Innovation

UCF student Taylor Lochrane gave President Barack Obama a demonstration of his cutting-edge transportation technology today at a federal highway research center in Virginia. read more  

Dr. Aty's trip to China July, 2014

Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty delivered a keynote speech at the 14th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals: Safe, Smart and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation, Changsha, China, July 5, 2014.

Using Big Data Safety Analytics for Proactive Traffic Management

Dr. Abdel-Aty delivered made an invited presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Traffic Safety and Sustainability, Shanghai, China, July 8, 2014.

Dr. Abdel-Aty visited the Driving Simulator Lab at Tongji University in Shanghai in July 2014 to discuss the international collaboration in driving simulation studies and comparisons with studies at international partners.


Dr. Radwan Keynote Talk at the ICTLE 2014 Conference

Dr. Essam Radwan delivered a keynote talk at the 2014 3rd International Conference on Traffic Logistic Engineering held during the period of April 21-23, 2014 in Antalya, Turkey.


Dr. Abdel-Aty visiting Korea June 2-6


Delivered a presentation at the International Conference on Sustainable Urban Transportation Research and Innovation entitled:
“Applications of Big Data in Traffic Safety and Operation”



Visited the Seoul Transport Operation & Information Service.


3. Delivered a Seminar at the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlement entitled:
“Geographical Unit Based Analysis in the Context of Transportation Safety Planning”


4. Delivered a presentation at the International Seminar on Traffic Safety and Simulation at Hanyang University entitled:
“The Potential of Simulation Techniques to Evaluate Traffic Safety Improvements”



2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference Orlando, Florida, USA

Save the Date: October 6-8, 2015

The University of Central Florida (UCF) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) are pleased to host the
2015 Road Safety & Simulation International Conference.
The RSS series showcases advancements in traffic simulation and driving simulator technologies, introducing new initiatives and concepts that have emerged since the first RSS conference in Rome, Italy in 2007. Under the auspices of the Southeastern Transportation Center, three world-class research centers will support the conference: Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation, and the Institute for Simulation and Training at UCF; and UTK’s Center for Transportation Research. These centers conduct sponsored research in driving simulators, traffic simulation, traffic safety, commercial vehicle operations, Intelligent Transportation Systems deployment, and congestion pricing; human factors; and comprehensive transportation safety, including surface modes, rail, and bicycle and pedestrian issues.

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The Orlando Sentinel covered Professor Al-Deek’s research story

The Orlando Sentinel covered Professor Al-Deek’s research story on a significant portion of the first page on Saturday March 1, 2014 –the two links below show the first page story followed by a 2 minute live video on the Sentinel’s web site where Professor Al-Deek talks about his research:,0,499064.story

March, 2014 First International Road Traffic Accident Conference

Road traffic injuries remain a global public health problem. Road accidents cause human tragedies every minute of every day. Nearly 3,400 people die on the world's roads every day. Tens of millions of people are severely injured or disabled every year. Children, pedestrians, cyclists and the elderly are among the most vulnerable of road users. While many countries addressing the issue of road fatalities and serious injuries caused by road accidents, road safety still remains a challenging problem across the region and throughout the world.

The First International Road Traffic Accident Conference was held at Rose Wood Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 10th-11th March, 2014 to bring together transportation engineers and medical physicians in joint sessions. The conference goal was to raise the profile of the preventability of road traffic injuries and promote good practices in order to achieve safe roads, safe speeds, safe vehicles, and safe people.

The conference was an important forum to inspire and connect leaders, decision makers, Health professionals, public servants, academics and advocates, bringing International keynote speakers and participants to seek, develop, and exchange views on what works to prevent road traffic accidents and how best to bring it to fruition in policy and practice for government and the private sector.

Dr. Essam Radwan delivered the first day keynote speech titled “Mortality from road crashes in 193 countries: A comparison with other leading causes of death”. On the second day, Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty’s keynote talk was titled “The Viability of Proactive Traffic Management Using Big Data Safety Analytics”. Alumni of the UCF’s transportation graduate program were well represented in the event and took leading role in organizing the event and serve as technical speakers. Specifically Dr. Atef Garib, the first Ph.D. graduate in the transportation program at UCF, and who is currently serve as a consultant to the Abu Dhabi Police Department, was the lead organizer of this conference.


Radwan’s Keynote

  Aty’s Keynote
Panel Discussion to culminate the conference Dr. Atef Garib, second from left, with members of the “Tatweer” Company that serves Abu Dhabi Police Department