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Dr.Muamer Abuzwidah Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Transportation & Highway Safety), University of Central Florida, USA.

Research Interests:

  • Highway safety analysis, modeling drivers’ behavior, Intelligent Transportation Systems, traffic simulation, statistical and econometrics applications in Transportation Engineering Systems, and Calibrating the Highway Safety Manual. Highway-Safety Evaluation, Roads Maintenance, and Traffic Management System.

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2014. M.S., Engineering Management, University of Central Florida, 2015. M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2011. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Tripoli University, 2005.
Academic Positions (Dates: 09/2015) 09/15-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 12/14-8/15: Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA. Administrative Positions (Dates: 05/12) 05/12- 12/14: Transportation Lab Manager, Department of civil & environmental engineering, university of University of Central Florida, USA.
 Transportation Sustainability Circle in the Sustainability office  Road Safety Committee  American Scarcity of Civil Engineers Club – ASCE – UoS Chapter  Student Affairs Committee  Senior Design Projects Committee  Outreach Committee  UAE level: Scientific Review Committee of the “Think Science”  Student Activities  ASCMCES-17 – Organizing Committee  Community Service & Outreach Committee  Students on Probation or at Risk  UAE level: Scientific Review Committee of the “Think Science” competition.  A radio talk about pedestrian safety  A radio talk about Traffic Safety Education  Gulf Traffic Week Events  Department Undergraduate Program Committee  ABET Re-Accreditation Committee  Department Annual Plan Committee  The American Society of Highway Engineers (UCF Chapter) • President (2014–2015) • Treasurer (2012 –2013) • Risk Management (2010 –2011)  The Institute of Transportation Engineers (Ite), • Member (2010 – 2015)  The International Road Federation • Member (UCF membership) (2010 – 2015)  The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) • Member (2012 – 2015)
1- 2020-2023: Climate Change Impact on Traffic Safety and Transportation System Performance in the UAE. (AED 185,000). 2- 2020-2023: Climate Change Impact on Materials Selection and Asphalt Pavement Performance in UAE. (AED 200,000). 3- 2021-2023: Assessment of the Lane Chang maneuvers' impact on Safety and Operation on the Freeways and development of Innovative Solutions for Improvements. (80,000 AED). 4- 2021-2023: Initiation of the Development of a Highway Safety Manual for the UAE. (80,000 AED). 5- 2021-2023: Evaluation of the Roads and Parking Design to Improve Traffic Safety and Operation in the University City of Sharjah. (40,000 AED). 6- 2018-2020: Developing Travel Demand Forecasting Model for Sustainable Sharjah University City. Competitive Research Grant. (80,000 AED).
1. Naeem, M., Alotaibi, E., Elbaz, Y., Abuzwidah, M., & Barakat, S. (2023). Assessment of Drowsy Driving Associated Characteristics Using Deep Learning. In International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-vrat6i 2. Khetrish, A., Abuzwidah, M., & Barakat, S. (2023). Modeling Crash Frequency Using Crash and Geometric Data at Freeways. In International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-hq3aty 3. Elawady, A., Abuzwidah, M., Barakat, S., & Lee, J. Y. (2023). Predicting Traffic Accidents Severity Using Multiple Analytical Techniques. In International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-i7bq7v 4. Khalil, M., Shabib, A., Feroz, S., & Abuzwidah, M. (2023). Modeling Lane-Choice Behavior and Public Willingness to Pay for HOT Lanes: A Neural Network Approach. In International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. International Symposium on Engineering and Business Administration. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-u1g3rh 5. Mahmoud, N., Abdel-Aty, M., Cai, Q., Abuzwidah, M. “Analyzing the Difference Between Operating Speed and Target Speed Using Mixed-Effect Ordered Logit Model” Journal of Transportation Research Record 2022. Volume 2676 Pages 596–607. 6. Fares, M.Y., Abuzwidah, M. “Traffic Delay Evaluation and Simulating Sustainable Solutions for Adjacent Signalized Roundabouts” Sustainable Civil Infrastructures 2022. Volume 3413 Pages 303- 314. 7. Hassan, R.N., Zeiada, W.A., Abuzwidah, M., Mirou, S.M., Ashour, A.G. “Investigation of Historical and Future Air Temperature Changes in the UAE” Sustainable Civil Infrastructures 2022. Volume 3413 Pages 1148-1166. 8. Shabib, A., Khalil, M., Abuzwidah, M. “Assessment of the Potential Implementation of High Occupancy Toll Lanes on the Major Freeways in the United Arab Emirates” Sustainable Civil Infrastructures 2022. Volume 3413 Pages 897-911. 9. Mahmoud, N., Abdel-Aty, M., Cai, Q., Abuzwidah, M., “Analyzing the Difference Between Operating Speed and Target Speed Using Mixed-Effect Ordered Logit Model”. Accepted for publication in Journal of Transportation Research Record, Jan 2022. 10. Abuzwidah, M., Abdel-Aty, M. “Crash Risk Analysis of Different Designs of Toll Plazas “Journal of Safety Science. Volume 107- Pages 77-84- Published August 2018.
- Abdulrauf Khetrish “Development of Multi-Resolution Modeling Framework for Traffic Safety Assessment” (May 2022). (Main Supervisor). - Ahmed El-Awadi “Assessment of Traffic Safety and Operation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles During Adverse Weather Conditions” (May 2022). (Main Supervisor). - Sham Mirou “Impact of Potential Climate Change on Asphalt Pavement Performance in the UAE” (May 2022). (Co-supervised with Dr. Waleed Zeiada) - Nafisa Kaisari “Assessment of Adverse Weather Impacts on Traffic Safety in the UAE” (Dec 2021). (Main Supervisor). - Fawzi Mehdawi “The Gap and its Reduction Between Theory and Reality of Construction Schedules in the UAE. (Dec 2020). (Main Supervisor). - Abdulsalam Birawi “Evaluation and Modeling of Traffic Safety in Dubai”. (May 2019). (Main Supervisor) - Mariam Al-Hmoudi; “Evaluation and Modeling of Pedestrian Safety in the Emirate of Sharjah” (January 2017). (Main Supervisor): - Reem Hassan “Impact of Potential Climate Change on Asphalt Binder Performance Grade for Roads Construction in the UAE” (Dec 2021) (Co-supervised with Dr. Waleed Zeiada) - Eslam Al-Ali “Comparing the Performance of Artificial Neural Networks and Random Forests Models for Predicting Incident Duration” (December 2017). (Co-supervised with Dr. Khaled Hamad)
 Leadership in Higher Education Certificate, University of Sharjah, Sharjah- UAE, 2015.  Award of Excellence in Teaching Assistant, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, 2015  The Civil Department Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA, 2014.  The Civil Department Award for completing the B.Sc. Civil Engineering degree with honors (Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, Libya /2005).  International Road Federation (IRF) Award (Dec 2012 Orlando, Florida)  Received the 10th Cycle Sharjah Sustainability Award for Outstanding Scientific Research.  Received University of Sharjah Annual Incentive Award for Teaching.  Received the 11th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport - Best Academic Research Category, Road Transport Authority, Dubai Government.  Received “Faculty Advising Champions” certificate from NACADA and the Institute of Leadership in Higher Education.  Received the Acknowledgement Certificate for contribution to the University of Sharjah's achievement of Silver Rating in the Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS).  My master's student Abdulrauf Khetrish and I received the best paper presentation at the International Symposium in Engineering and Business Administration titled “Modeling Crash Frequency Using Crash and Geometric Data at Freeways”.  My master's student Abdulsalam Birawi and I received the best paper presentation in the International Symposium in Engineering and Business Administration titled “Evaluation and Modeling of Fatal Traffic Crashes using Multiple Analytical Technique”.  My colleagues in the Sustainability Office and I prepared the UoS file and applied for the “Sharjah Sustainability Award and our University won 1st place.  My colleagues and I prepared the UoS file and applied for the “RTA Dubai - Best Academic Institution Supportive of Sustainability Award” and our University won 1st place.
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