Full Name:
Mohamed Elfaramawy El Esawey
Academic Rank:
Associate Professor
ASU Email:
m.elesawey@eng.asu.edu.eg
Departmment:
Public Works
Graduation Year:
2002

Dr. Elesawey is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in British Columbia, Canada since 2011. He holds a position as an assistant professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Elesawey pursued his Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2010. In addition, he holds a minor in Engineering Management from the same university. He has over thirteen years of experience that combines research/academic knowledge and practical experience. Dr. Elesawey has won numerous awards for his technical and academic excellence demonstrated in his body of research. His research interests include: traffic safety, sustainable transportation, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), design of unconventional intersections, micro-simulation modelling, advanced data algorithms & imputation and real-time travel time estimation. Dr. Elesawey authored and co-authored many refereed journal and conference papers and attended major transportation conferences. Moreover, he participated in several transport planning and traffic engineering projects in Canada, Sudan, KSA, Egypt, and the UAE.


Degrees:
11/2/2011
Awards:
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Academic Excellence Graduation Award
Mavis Johnson Scholarship
Ph.D. Tuition Fee Award
Second Place Winner, UBC ITE Industry Night
First Place Winner, UBC ITE Industry Night
Michel Van Aerde Memorial Scholarship
TAC Canada Scholarship
Best paper award, TAC Student Paper Competition
CN Scholarship
Soliman Abdel Hai Award in Transportation and Communications
Books:
 El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Travel Time Estimation in Urban Networks: An Innovative Approach Using Limited Real-time Probes Data and Historical Travel Time Relationships. DM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2011, ISBN: 978-3639324143.
Published Research:
1. El Esawey, M. Directional Distribution Factors for Bicycle Traffic: Development and Applications. Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE., 2016.
2. El Esawey, M. Towards a better Estimation of the Annual Average Daily Bicycle Traffic: A Comparison of Different Methods for Calculating Daily Adjustment Factors. In Transportation Research Record, No. 2593, pp. 28-36, 2016.
3. El Esawey, M., Lim, C., and Sayed, T. Development of a Cycling Data Model: City of Vancouver Case Study. In the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. (42), pp. 1000-1010, October 2015.
4. El Esawey, M., Mosa, A., Nasr, K. Estimation of Daily Bicycle Traffic Volumes Using Sparse Data. In Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems, Volume 54, pp. 195-203, 2015.
5. Zaki, M., Sayed, T. and El Esawey, M. A Mixed Urban Traffic Road-users Classification based on Automated Video Data Analysis. In Advances in Transportation Studies- an International Journal, XXXV Issue, Section A35, pp. 55-70, April 2015.
6. El Esawey, M., and Mosa, A. Determination and Application of Standard K Factors for Bicycle Traffic. In Transportation Research Record, No. 2527, pp. 58-68, 2015.
7. El Esawey, M. Estimation of Annual Average Daily Bicycle Traffic with Adjustment Factors. In Transportation Research Record, No. 2443, pp. 106-114, 2014.
8. Mosa, A., and El Esawey, M. Design and Implementation of an Internet-based Household Activity Scheduling Survey In Cairo, Egypt. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, ASCE, Vol. (140), Issue (4), 2014.
9. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Analysis of Unconventional Arterial Intersection Designs (UAIDs): State-of-the-art Methodologies and Future Research Directions. In Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, Vol. (9), No. (10), 2013.
10. El Esawey, M., Lim, C., Sayed, T., and Mosa, A. Development of Daily Adjustment Factors For Bicycle Traffic. In Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol. (139), Issue (8), pp. 859–871, 2013.
11. Mosa, A., and El Esawey, M. Modelling Individuals' Attitudes towards Joint out-of-home Activity Participation with Household Members. In Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. (5), Number (4), pp. 213-228, October 2013.
12. Mosa, A., and El Esawey, M. An Investigation of Household Interactions in Daily In-Home and Out-of-home Maintenance Activity Participation and Social Behaviour in Cairo, Egypt. In Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. (5), Number (4), pp. 201-212, October 2013.
13. Autey, J., Sayed, T., El Esawey, M. Operational Performance Comparison of Four Unconventional Intersection Designs Using Micro-simulation. In Advanced Transportation, Vol. (47), Issue (5), pp. 536-552, 2013.
14. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Neighbour Corridors Travel Time Estimation: Concept and a Case Study. In Advances in Transportation Studies- an International Journal, XXVIII Issue, Section B 28, pp. 81-96, November 2012.
15. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Evaluating Safety Risk of Locating above Ground Utility Structures in the Highway Right-of-Way. In Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. (49), pp. 419-428, 2012.
16. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. A Framework for Neighbour Links Travel Time Estimation in an Urban Network. In Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. (35), Issue (3), pp. 281-301, April 2012.
17. El-Basyouny, K., Sayed, T., El Esawey, M., and Pump, J. Investigating Effect of Collision Aggregation on Safety Evaluations with Models of Multivariate Linear Intervention: Case Study of Program to Upgrade Signal Heads . In Transportation Research Record No. 2280, pp 110–117, 2012.
18. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Operational Performance Analysis of the Unconventional Median U-turn Design Using Micro-simulation. In Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. (38), Issue (11), pp. 1249-1261, October 2011.
19. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Using Buses as Probes for Neighbour Links Travel Time Estimation in an Urban Network. In Transportation Letters: The International Journal of Transportation Research, Vol. (3), Number (4), pp. 279-292, October 2011.
20. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Calibration and Validation of Simulation Models of Medium-Size Networks. In Advances in Transportation Studies- an International Journal, XXIV Issue, Section B 24, pp. 57-76, July 2011.
21. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Travel Time Estimation in Urban Networks Using Limited Probes Data. In Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. (38), Issue (3), pp. 305-318, February 2011.
22. El Esawey, M. and Sayed, T. Unconventional USC Intersection Corridors: Evaluation of Potential Implementation in Doha, Qatar. In Journal of Advanced Transportation, Vol. (45), Issue (1), pp. 38-53, 2011.
23. Ekeila, W., Sayed, T., and El Esawey, M. Development of a Dynamic Transit Signal Priority Strategy. In Transportation Research Record, No. 2111, pp. 1-9, 2009.
24. Sayed, T., El Esawey, M. and Pump, J. Evaluating the Safety Impacts of Improved Signal Visibility at Urban Signalized Intersections. In Transportation Research Record, No. 2019, pp. 51-56, 2007.
25. El Esawey, M. and Sayed, T. Comparison of Two Unconventional Intersection Schemes: Crossover Displaced Left-Turn and Upstream Signalized Crossover Intersections. In Transportation Research Record, No. 2023, pp. 10-19, 2007.
Published Research in Confernces:
1. Al-Sobky, A., and El Esawey, M. A Fuzzy-Linear Programming Approach for Estimating Turning Movement Volumes at Intersections. Presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2014.
2. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Using Probe Vehicles and Buses Data for Neighbour Links Travel Time Estimation. Presented at the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, Orlando, Florida, from October 16-20, 2011.
3. El Esawey, M., Lim, C., and Sayed, T. Comparison of Augmented and Non-Augmented GPS Receivers for Transportation Applications: Field Survey and Analysis. Presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2010.
4. El Esawey, M., and Sayed, T. Travel Time Estimation in Urban Networks Using Buses as Probes. Presented at Annual Conference of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), Halifax, NS, Canada. September, 2010.
5. El Esawey, M. and Sayed, T. Travel Time Estimation in an Urban Network Using Sparse Probe Vehicle Data and Historical Travel Time Relationships. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2009.
6. El Esawey, M. and Ghareib, A. Analysis of Mode Choice Behaviour in Greater Cairo Region. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2009.
Educational and Research Projects:
 eNAV: Integrated Real Time Navigation and Management System for Heavy Vehicles. (Ongoing Research Project).
 Evaluating safety risk of locating above ground utility structures in the highway right-of-way. The aim was to identify the relationship between the safety level and the location of above-ground utility poles within the highway right of way.
 Evaluation of the safety impacts of improved signal visibility at urban signalized intersections as part of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia's Road Improvement Program using the Empirical Bayes analysis approach.
 Evaluation of the Road Improvement Program (RIP) of Insurance Corporation of BC, 2006. The objective of this project was to conduct a time-series (before to after) evaluation of the safety performance of locations that have been improved under the ICBC’s Road Improvement Program (RIP). The effectiveness of the Road Improvement Program (RIP) can be determined by quantifying the program costs versus the benefits that accrue as a result of collision reduction after an improvement has been implemented.
 Development of the Collision Prediction Models for British Columbia. The objective of this project was to develop the Collision Prediction Models (CPM), known now as Safety Performance Functions (SPFs) for British Columbia using the BC highway collision data. These models can be used to estimate the safety performance of major types of provincial highway segments and intersections in British Columbia. Models were developed for nine different types of highway segments and four different types of intersections. Within each category, two models were developed, including a Property Damage Only model (PDO) and a severe collision model (i.e. fatal + injury). Stop controlled intersections have a total model (i.e. PDO + Injury + fatal).
 Comparison of two unconventional intersection schemes crossover displaced left-turn and upstream signalized crossover intersections. The objective of this project was to compare the performance and operations of two unconventional intersection schemes, namely, the XDL and the USC intersections. The comparison was made in relation to average vehicle delay and potential capacity.
 Evaluation of potential implementation of unconventional USC intersection corridors in Doha, Qatar. One of the newly developed unconventional intersection schemes is the Upstream Signalized Crossover (USC) intersection. The Ministry of Public Works of Qatar was considering the implementation of the USC intersection on three signalized intersections along a major urban corridor in Doha City, Qatar. The potential improvements associated with the USC implementation were investigated in this project.
 Operational Performance Comparison of Four Unconventional Intersection Designs. This project was an extension to a previous project that compared two unconventional intersection schemes; the Crossover Displaced Left-Turn (XDL) intersection and the Upstream Signalized Crossover (USC) intersection. In this project, the comparison was extended to include two more designs: the Half USC and the Median U-turn (MUT).
 Impact of Rumble Strips on Collision Reduction on Highways in British Columbia: Comprehensive Before-and-After Safety. This was a before and after cross sectional safety study was carried out to determine the safety impacts that are associated with the application of shoulder and centerline rumble strips on British Columbia (BC) Highways. An Empirical Bayes safety study that aimed at quantifying the safety improvements (in terms of collision reductions) that can be gained after the implementation of shoulder and centerline rumble strips.
 2010 Winter Olympic Games Transportation Monitoring (OGTM) Project. To quantify the observed changes in travel behaviour during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games using in-the-field data collection. The study collected two different data components: a 24-hour Downtown Vancouver Modal Screen-line, and venue intercept surveys outside of Olympic Venues.
 Development and Operation of UBC’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory. The primary goal of the project was to establish an ITS test laboratory equipped with ITS technologies that can be used for the learning, testing, evaluation, and research of their operations and benefits. The laboratory was used both for the purposes of consulting and for providing engineering students with hands-on learning (Civil and Electrical).
 Comparison of Augmented and Non-Augmented GPS Receivers for Transportation Applications: Field Survey and Analysis. A preliminary analysis to compare GPS receivers without augmentation (corrections) to those supported by augmentation systems. The purpose was to investigate the potential accuracy of each technology in vehicle tracking.
 An analysis of individuals’ mode choice behavior in Greater Cairo Region (GCR) by calibrating a group of Multinomial Logit (MNL) mode choice models. The used data were collected through two surveys undertaken as a part of Cairo Regional Area Transportation Study (CREATS). Four mode choice models were calibrated: a general model (i.e. non-purpose specific), and three models for work, education and other trips.
Consulting and Engineering Projects:
 Development of a real-time model for network monitoring and scenario analysis. The model is being implemented in Optima, a real-time traffic engine developed by PTV. The model has unique features as it allows receiving data of different types (e.g. traffic volumes, spot speeds, etc.) and predicts the performance of the network up to 60 minutes ahead of time.
 Traffic infrastructure planning of the E45 highway in the western region of Abu Dhabi. The traffic assessment is needed to explore the effect of modifying the road network in Mohamed Bin Zayed City in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.
 Transportation Impact Study (TIS) of the Golden Terrace Tower in Al Reem Island. A traditional TIS that aims at analyzing the traffic impacts of building a new multi-story residential tower.
 Installation of 435 Vitronic speed cameras.
 Installation of 70 ITS gantries in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Each smart gantry is composed of a steel truss with steel cladding surrounding a high-resolution Variable Message Sign (VMS). The gantry is also equipped with different types of ITS sensors such as Lane Control Speed Control (LCSC) signs, speed cameras, Point to Point (P2P) cameras, fog sensors, and CCTV cameras.
 Development of a cycling data model for the City of Vancouver. The model is now known as Vancouver Cycling Data Model (VCDM) where the purpose is to support policy, planning, design, and operational needs. Essentially, the VCDM will be the information base for cycling in the City of Vancouver. The model is intended as an estimation and visualization tool. The estimation part of the model determines the Annual Average Daily Bicycle traffic (AADB) on links where bicycle volume data were collected during part of the year even if the data is limited to few hours on one day.
 Assessment of the traffic situation in Al-Bahaa City in the KSA.
 Upgrading four informal areas in the Greater Cairo Region (GCR). A consultancy work that aimed to produce a pipeline of projects in the four informal areas in Cairo and Giza Governorates in order to assist the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), (German Society for International Cooperation, Ltd.), in setting guidelines for grant support on the basis of the identified projects. The pipelines of projects have been developed using an agreed-upon list of criteria.
 Evaluation of the main intersections in the industrial zone of the 10th of Ramadan City.
 Evaluation of the impacts of changing land use distribution and building heights in Yanboa City in the KSA.
 Traffic impact assessment of the Maadi Development Project in Cairo.
 Transportation planning model of Bawabet Makkah project in the KSA.
 Transportation planning model of Phase 1C of Bawabet Makkah project in the KSA.
 Parking surveys at recreational centers in Cairo.
 Traffic count surveys on major corridors in Greater Cairo Region (GCR).
 The Willingness to Pay Survey (WtP) of GCR.
 Traffic count surveys on an urban corridor (Madani) in Al-Khartoum, Sudan.
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