Research


Research Interests

My past and ongoing research has focused on five primary areas leading to several contributions published in prestigious journals and international conferences.

1. Statistical analysis of crashes – data issues and novel methodological alternatives: This work addressed key issues related to crash modeling. The goals are to improve the predictive power and fit of safety models as well as to address several key data and methodological issues when modeling crashes.

2. Safety intervention analysis ‐ novel evaluation techniques: The focus of this work is on adopting an evidence‐based approach to evaluate the safety of improvement programs. The goals are to document the impact of the implemented programs by developing novel methods for road safety assessment.

3. Speed Management: The focus of this work is to develop effective and evidence‐based methods to manage speeds. The goal is to create a safe, secure, and environmentally friendly urban transportations system through speed management.

4. Automated Enforcement: The focus of this work is to develop an optimized deployment framework for Automated Enforcement Programs. This work is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Amy Kim from the University of Alberta.

5. Understanding the challenges of urban traffic safety: My work in this area is exploratory in nature and focuses primarily on understanding the challenges and issues that cause safety issues in urban built environments.

 


Open Position Announcement

I have openings in my research group for selected Post-Doctoral Scholars as well as Graduate and Undergraduate Research Students. If interested, please email your CV (PDF format) to  basyouny@ualberta.ca with the following subject: “RE: Open Positions”.

Requirements for Postdoc Applicants

  • Must have a PhD degree in Transportation Engineering or related fields. I’m also interested in individuals with backgrounds in Computer Science, Geomatics, and Geostatistics.
  • Must have an outstanding track record with reference letters from Graduate Supervisor.
  • Send a copy of your CV and research statement.

Requirements for PhD Applicants

  • Must have a Master’s degree from a reputable engineering school and will be graduating from your current institution before joining my group at the University of Alberta.
  • Must have an outstanding track record with reference letters from Graduate Supervisor.
  • Send a copy of your CV, TOEFL test scores, Masters transcript, and a short statement of your research interests.

Note: Final decisions on admission is made by the University of Alberta, however, I will support your application.

Requirements for Master Students

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from a reputable engineering school and will be graduating from your current institution before joining my group at the University of Alberta.
  • Must have an outstanding track record with strong reference letters.
  • Send a copy of your CV, TOEFL test scores, and transcripts.

Note: Final decisions on admission is made by the University of Alberta, however, I will support your application.

Requirements for Undergraduate Students

  • Must be already a student at the University of Alberta.
  • I can support applicants looking for a NSERC USRA and Co-op positions.
  • Send a copy of your transcripts, and schedule a meeting to discuss your involvement.