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Dr.Khaled Hamad Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Transportation Engineering, Highway Engineering; Traffic Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Transportation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Sustainable Transportation Highway Safety Transportation Planning in Developing Countries Applications in Transportation (GIS-T)

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, USA, 2004. M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, USA, 2000. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, An-Najah National University, Palestine, 1996.
Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, September 2017-Now. Assistant Professor, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, September 2009-2017. Assistant Professor, University College of Applied Sciences-Gaza, January 2008- September 2009. Assistant Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, University College of Applied Sciences-Gaza, January 2008-September 2009. Assistant Research Scientist, Infrastructure Management Program, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, June 2004 – July 2007.
Associate Chair for Academics, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, February 2016 - August 2017. Co-chair of the Department ABET Accreditation Committee, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, October 2015 to November 2016. Co-founding Member, Sustainable Civil Infrastructure Systems Research Group, University of Sharjah, Spring 2015 - Now. Assistant-to-Chairman, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, September 2010 - August 2014. Coordinator, Traffic and Highway Safety Institute, University of Sharjah, September 2012-Present. Coordinator, Diploma in Building Technology and Construction, Community College, University of Sharjah, 2013-Present. Chair of Committee for Modifying Basic Laws for University College of Applied Sciences, Gaza, Palestine, 2009 Chair of Committee for Developing a Master Plan for University College of Applied Sciences New Campus, Gaza, Palestine, 2008
Member, Palestinian Engineers Syndicate. Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Associate Member, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
Modelling and Mapping of Road Traffic Noise in Sharjah City; K Hamad (PI), A Shnableh, R Al-Ruzouq, and H El-Mehdi; Collaborative Research Grant; University of Sharjah; November 2015 – Now Quality Assurance in Engineering Education and Programs Linkages between University of Sharjah, UAE and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden; A. Shanableh (PI), M. Bettayeb, M. Omar, K. Hamad Competitive International Grant European Union; October 2015- May 2017 Evaluation of Roads and Parking Design to Improve Traffic Safety and Operation at University City of Sharjah Muamer Abuzwidah (PI) and K Hamad; Seed Research Grant University of Sharjah; April 2016 – Now Decision Support System for Condition Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure in the UAE; S Abu Dabous (PI), W Zeiada, K Hamad; Seed Research Grant; University of Sharjah; May 2015 – Now Development of Weather, Soil, Traffic Database for the Implementation of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design in Sharjah; W Zeiada (PI), T Merabtene, M Omar, K Hamad; Seed Research Grant; University of Sharjah; January 2015 – Now Developing a Decision-Support Tool for Evaluation of Roundabouts in UAE, University of Sharjah, PI: Hamad, K., 2010-2012. Strategies for Managing Transportation Operations Data Texas Department of Transportation. PI: C. Quiroga, 2005-2007. Utilities in the Right-of-Way: Inventory and Data Management, Texas Department of Transportation, PI: C. Quiroga, 2003-2007. Using Archived ITS Data to Optimize Incident Detection and Management, Texas Department of Transportation, PI: C. Quiroga, 2004-2006.
Journal Papers K. Hamad, M. A. Khalil, and A. Shanableh. Modeling roadway traffic noise in a hot climate using artificial neural networks. Research Part D: Transport & Environment. Volume 53, Pages 161–177, June 2017. A. Shanableh, M. Imteaz, K. Hamad, M. Omar, T. Merabtene, M. Siddiqi, “Potential Impact of Global Warming on Whiting in a Semi-Enclosed Gulf,” International Journal of Global Warming (ISSN: 1758-2083). Vol. 13, Issue 3/4, 2017. R. Al-Ruzouq, K. Hamad, A. Shanableh, and M. A. Khalil. Infrastructure Growth Assessment of Urban Areas Based on Multi-Temporal Satellite Images and Linear Features. Annals of GIS. Taylor & Francis. Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 183-201, July 2017. R. Saad, K. Hamad, A. Shanableh, W. Radeef. GIS Risk-Based Routes for Hazardous Shipments by Roads. Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering (JTLE) (ISSN: 2301-3680), Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 30-34, June 2017. K. Hamad, M. A. Khalil, and A. Shanableh. Calibration of Conventional Models for Predicting Free-Field Road Traffic Noise in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Advances in Transportation Studies - An International Journal Section B (ISSN: 18245463), Vol. 40, pp. 69 –86, November 2016. K. Hamad. Road Traffic Accidents Trends in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates during 2001-2014. International Journal of Vehicle Safety (ISSN: 1479-3105). Vol. 9, No. 1, pp.24–38, June 2016. I. Sahnoon, A. Shanableh, and K. Hamad. Risk-Based GIS Model for Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Routing in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates as a Case Study. International Journal of Sustainable Society (ISSN: 1756-2538), Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 96 –108, June 2016. Abu Dabous, S., K. Hamad, R. Al-Ruzouq. Defect-Based Urgency Index for Bridge Maintenance Ranking and Prioritization. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 582 –586, April 2016. Hamad, K. and C. Quiroga. Geovisualization of Archived ITS Data-Case Studies. Journal of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ISSN: 1524-9050), Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 104 –112, Jan. 2016. K. Hamad and H. Abuhamda. Estimating Base Saturation Flow Rate for Selected Signalized Intersections in Doha, Qatar. Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering (JTLE) (ISSN: 2301-3680), Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 168-171, December 2015. Hamad, K. Quality Control of Archived Intelligent Transportation Systems Data. International Journal for Traffic and Transport Engineering (IJTTE) (ISSN: 2217-5652), Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 238-251, September 2015. K. Hamad, Ardeshir Faghri, Mingxin Li. Forecasting Model for Vehicular Demand: An Alternative Methodology in The Context of Developing Countries. The Journal of Developing Areas (ISSN: 0022-037X), Volume 49, Number 2, pp. 125-143, Spring 2015. Books/Edited Books/Proceedings MATEC Web of Conferences, Volume 120 (2017), International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17), Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 18-20, 2017, A. Shanableh, M. Maalej, S. Barakat, M. Omar, S. Al-Toubat, R. Al-Ruzouq and K. Hamad (Eds.) Quality Assurance in Engineering Education. A. Shanableh, K. Hamad, M. Omar, and M. Bettayeb. ISBN 978-9948-10-122-2. University of Sharjah, 2016. Engineering Education in the 21st Century: Quality, Globalization and Local Relevance. A. Shanableh, K. Hamad, M. Omar and M. Bettayeb. ISBN 9948-10-098-0. University of Sharjah, 2012. Peer-reviewed Conference Papers K. Hamad, R. Al-Ruzouq, W. Zeiada, S. Abu Dabous, and M. A. Khalil. Predicting Incident Duration Using Random Forests. Paper 18-03090. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2018. Khaled Hamad and Hassan Abu-Hamda. Determining u-turn adjustment factor for signalized intersections in Doha, Qatar. MATEC Web Conf., 120 (2017) 07008 K. Hamad. “Value-Added Benefits to Students Learning Transportation Engineering Course”, 8th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2017) Advances in Engineering Education Jointly with 4th International Conference Towards Sustainable Development (ICTSD2017) Educating Engineers for Sustainability, University of Sharjah, UAE, 18-20 April 2017. K. Hamad, G. Al-Khateeb and M. Omar. “Senior Design Project Experience at Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates”, 8th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2017) Advances in Engineering Education Jointly with 4th International Conference Towards Sustainable Development (ICTSD2017) Educating Engineers for Sustainability, University of Sharjah, UAE, 18-20 April 2017. K. Hamad, M. A. Khalil, and A. Shanableh. Modelling of road traffic noise in Sharjah City, United Arab Emirates. Paper 16-2271. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2016. K. Hamad. Exploring Roadway Accidents in Sharjah, UAE for the Period 2001 to 2014. Proceedings of the Conference of ASEAN Road Safety 2015 (CARS 2015), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 2015. Khalil, M.A., Hamad, K.I. and Shanableh, A.M. Modelling of road traffic noise in Sharjah city in the United Arab Emirates. In INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings (Vol. 250, No. 2, pp. 5108-5118). Institute of Noise Control Engineering, August 2015. K. Hamad and H. Abuhamda. Estimating Base Saturation Flow Rate for Selected Signalized Intersections in Doha, Qatar. Proceedings of the 2015 4th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE 2015), Orlando, Florida, USA, April 2015. K. Hamad, M. Omar, R. Al-Ruzouq, W. Zeiada, R. Saad, “Sustainable Public Transportation Potential at Sharjah University City”, 7th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2015): Quality Assurance in Engineering Education Jointly with 3rd Towards Sustainable Development International Conference (TSDIC2015): Sustainable Development in Engineering Education, Research and Practice, University of Sharjah, March 2015. W. Zeiada, K. Hamad, “Sustainable Practices of Asphalt Pavement”, 7th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2015): Quality Assurance in Engineering Education Jointly with 3rd Towards Sustainable Development International Conference (TSDIC2015): Sustainable Development in Engineering Education, Research and Practice, University of Sharjah, March 2015. R. Al-Ruzouq, K. Hamad, “Teaching Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Civil Engineering Curricula”, 7th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2015): Quality Assurance in Engineering Education Jointly with 3rd Towards Sustainable Development International Conference (TSDIC2015): Sustainable Development in Engineering Education, Research and Practice, University of Sharjah, March 2015. M. Omar, K. Hamad, A. Shanableh, “Early Warning Indicator at University of Sharjah - Proposed System”, 7th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2015): Quality Assurance in Engineering Education Jointly with 3rd Towards Sustainable Development International Conference (TSDIC2015): Sustainable Development in Engineering Education, Research and Practice, University of Sharjah, March 2015. Sahnoon, I., A. Shanableh, and K. Hamad, Risk-Based GIS Model for Hazardous Materials (HAZMATs) Routing in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Systems and the Environment (ISSE14), American University of Sharjah, UAE, February 2014.
• Eslam Al-Ali, December 2017 • Abdou Lkarim Ismail, July 2017 • Mariam Al-Hmoudi, January 2017 • Mohamad Ali Khalil, January 2016 • Noor Al Majdalawi, January 2015 • Shiekha Alzuwain, January 2015 • Rulla Raad, January 2015 • Hasan Abu Hamdeh, December 2014 • Iyad Sahaboon, May 2014
10th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport - Best Academic Research Category, 2nd Place, Road Transport Authority, Dubai Government, March 2018 University of Sharjah Annual Incentive Award for Teaching 2015-2016 8th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport - Best Academic Research Category, 1st Place, Road Transport Authority, Dubai Government, February 2016 University of Sharjah Annual Incentive Award for Teaching 2012-2013 Marquis Who's Who in America, 2005. Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Delaware, 2004. National Science Foundation Presentation Award, IGERT, 2000. Fulbright Scholarship, U.S. Department of State, 1998-2000.
• Emirates Foundation’s Think Science Competition; Co-chair of Judging Committee; 2012 - Now • Dubai Road and Transport Authority’s Research Award, Member of Judging Committee; 2012 - Now • 8th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE-17) Conference, 18-20 April 2017; Co-chair of Organizing and Scientific Committees; February 2016 – April 2017 • International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17) 18-20 April 2017; Member of Joint Organizing Committee and Co-chair of Joint Scientific Committee; February 2016 - April 2017 • Dubai Road and Transport Authority’s Innovation Lab on “Futuristic Shared Mobility in Dubai”; Presented and Panel Discussant on Carpooling; 26 November 2016 • 2016 Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference, Dubai, UAE; Presenter & Awards Judge; 13-15 November 2016 • 5th International Conference on Traffic and Logistic Engineering (ICTLE 2016), Dubai, UAE; Member of International Technical Committee, Co-Presenter; 25-26 April 2016 • 7th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2015) Jointly with 3rd Towards Sustainable Development International Conference (3PrdP TSDIC2015), University of Sharjah, UAE, 17-19 March 2015; Co-chair of Organizing and Scientific Committees; 2014-15 • Transportation Noise and Vibration Analysis by Dr. Ahmed El-Aassar, Noise and Air Quality Manager, Gannett Fleming Inc., Sharjah, UAE Seminar Organizer October 2015 • Intel Science Competition- Arab World 2013 – Amman, Jordan; Co-chair of Judging Committee; Fall 2013 • Intel Science Competition- Arab World 2012 – Dubai, UAE; Co-chair of Judging Committee; Fall 2012 • 6th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Member of International Technical Committee; 2012-2013 • Intel Science Competition- Arab World 2011; Member of Organizing Committee; Fall 2011 • 5th International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE); Conference Co-chair of Organizing Committee; 2010
Civil engineers need to have a solid foundation of basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering concepts that they will apply to solve real-world problems. I treat every student as a potential engineer and encourage him/her to build up solid fundamental knowledge, improve problem-solving and analytical thinking capabilities, and develop decision-making skills. For this purpose and to assist students put in context what they learn, I reinforce the class material with classical and novel transportation engineering applications.
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