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Dr. Moataz Mohamed

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Systemic Impacts and Risk Analysis; Electrification of Transit Systems; Optimization Models and Adaptive Systems; Public Transit Modelling and Operation; Autonomous, Connected, and Electric Mobility; Multivariate Data Analysis; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Intelligent Transportation Systems; Transportation Planning and Demand Modelling; Preferences and Choice Modelling
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Dr. Mohamed’s research focuses on the systemic evaluation of transportation networks to achieve sustainable and resilient transportation systems. He is a strong believer of zero-emission, sustainable, resilient transit systems that support the rise of smart communities. His research focuses on the utilization of disruptive technologies in public transit networks with emphasis on electric and autonomous technologies. In particular, he investigates the operational efficiency of disruptive technologies in public transit networks with emphasis on; operational reliability, environmental assessment, and total cost of ownership. His research also investigates the systemic impacts of the transit system on utility grid and energy demand.

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This tool aims to increase awareness about the energy demand from battery electric buses in transit operations. The tool is designed by Dr. Mohamed’s research team at McMaster University, with the support of Dr. Farag from York University. We would like to acknowledge the support from the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Zero Emission Vehicle Awareness Initiative (ZEVAI).

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Dr. Mohamed graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University Egypt in 2004. He was awarded his Master’s degree from the University of Rome, La Sapienza in 2007, and his PhD degree from the University of Ulster, United Kingdom in 2012. Dr. Mohamed was a member of the McMaster community since 2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL).

Dr. Mohamed was honoured with prestigious academic awards including the Runner-Up Smeed Prize for the best paper at the 44th Universities` Transport Study Group Conference (UTSG), Best Paper Award at the 3rd Irish Transport Research Network Conference (ITRN), and Best Paper Award by a young researcher at the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR).


Ph.D. (Ulster), M.A.Sc. (Rome), B.Eng. (Egypt)


Related Courses

Code Title Instructor Outline Info
CIVENG 6T04 Graduate Transportation Engineering II - Modelling Transit and ITS  
Dr. Moataz Mohamed Dr. Moataz Mohamed
CIV ENG 745 Graduate Multivariate Statistical Models and Data Processing Methods in Civil Engineering  
Dr. Moataz Mohamed Dr. Moataz Mohamed
CIVENG 3K03 Undergraduate Introduction to Transportation Engineering  
Dr. Moataz Mohamed Dr. Moataz Mohamed