Tarek A. Sayed
UBC Civil Engineering : Dr. Tarek Sayed, P.Eng., FCAE, FCSCE
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Dr. Tarek Sayed, P.Eng., FCAE, FCSCE
Dr. Tarek Sayed
Dr. Tarek Sayed, P.Eng., FCAE, FCSCE,
Dr. Sayed is a Professor and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia.
has a number of prestigious awards including the appointment as a UBC Distinguished University Scholar
, the ITE Wilbur Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award
, the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Sandford Fleming Award
, the Transportation Association of Canada Academic Merit Award
, the Transportation Association of Canada Gilchrist Medal
and several best paper and teaching awards.
Dr. Sayed is a Fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.
Dr. Sayed is the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Bureau of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Freight Security (BITSAFS-Engineering) at UBC.
received two early promotions to the Associate and Full Professor levels.
He served as a chair of both the Transportation and the computer application divisions of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering.
has authored or coauthored about 250 journal/conference papers and has instructed and organized many short courses and seminars in traffic safety, operations and ITS for the Institute of Transportation
Engineers (ITE), the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
(ICBC), the BC Ministry
of Transportation (BCMOT), Ashghal
(Qatar), Ministry of Public Works
(Kuwait), State Farm Insurance
(US), and the US Federal Highway Administration
, among others.
He also serves on several national and international committees including the US Transportation Research Board safety data and analysis Committee, the US Transportation Research Board future directions for road safety subcommittee, the US Transportation Research Board Pedestrian Committee and the Canadian National Road Safety Committee.
has completed numerous consulting projects in traffic safety and ITS in North America and internationally and has supervised 60 Master and Ph.D. students.
transportation engineering research has been focused within three main areas: 1) to improve road safety analysis and evaluation techniques, 2) to improve the level of knowledge associated with the safety implications of traffic operations and highway design, and 3) developing and evaluating Intelligent Transportation
Systems (ITS) to increase the efficiency of traffic.
Dr. Sayed's research
to improve the methods of traffic safety analysis and evaluation is helping to reshape how road safety problems are identified and evaluated.
The methods and techniques developed have received wide recognition and are being used by several agencies such as the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
(ICBC), US State Farm Insurance
, US AAA Michigan, and the US Federal Highway Administration
has completed numerous safety audits in Canada, the US and the Middle East.
Improving the understanding and relationship between safety performance and traffic operations/road design is another research interest of Dr. Sayed
and responds to the demand for this knowledge among transportation professionals.
A good example of the applicability of his
research within this area, are the methods that developed to explicitly evaluate safety and design consistency.
research work led to an evaluation framework that was adopted by BCMOT to evaluate the new design of the Sea to Sky Highway, located between Vancouver and Whistler, in southern British Columbia.
The highway is being rebuilt to meet the demand for the 2010 Winter Olympics with a budget exceeding 1.00 billion dollars.
This framework allowed decision makers the opportunity to analyze the safety benefits in relation to the cost of new highway design improvements.
This facilitated a "trade-off" analysis that allowed for the justification and rationalization of highway infrastructure investment levels.
Within the area of ITS and traffic operations, Dr. Sayed's research
to develop a comprehensive strategy for Transit Signal Priority has been successfully applied on two corridors in Vancouver.
Also, on a strategic level, he
helped establish a provincial ITS vision and strategic plan for using advanced technologies
to help solve provincial, regional and local transportation issues.
has supervised the completion of many ITS projects as the Director of the Bureau of Intelligent Transportation
Systems and Freight Security (BITSAFS-Engineering) at UBC
Sacchi, E., Sayed
, T. and deLeur, P. (2013) "A Comparison of Collision-Based and Conflict-Based Safety Evaluations: The Case of Right-Turn Smart Channels", Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol.
Zaki, M. and Sayed
, T. (2013) "A Framework for Automated Road-Users Classification using Movement Trajectories", Transportation
Research Part C, Vol.
El Esawey, M., Lim, C., Sayed
, T., and Mosa, A. (2013) "Development of Daily Adjustment Factors for Bicycle Traffic", Journal of Transportation
Engineering, ASCE, Vol: 139, pp.859-871.
Hediyeh, H., Sayed, T., and Zaki, M. (2013) "Automated Classification of Pedestrian Gender and Age using Spatiotemporal Parameters of Gait", in print, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Final Acceptance February 2013).
Zaki, M., Sayed, T., Tageldin, A., and Hussein, M. (2013) "Application of Computer Vision to the Diagnosis of Pedestrian safety Issues", in print, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Final Acceptance February 2013).
Ismail, K., Sayed
, T. and Saunier, N. (2013) "A Methodology for Precise Camera Calibration for Data Collection Applications in Urban Traffic Scenes", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Zaki, H., Sayed, T., and Cheung, A. (2013) "Automated Collection of Cyclist Data Using Computer Vision Techniques", in print, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Final Acceptance February 2013).
El-Basyouny, K. and Sayed
, T. (2013) "Evaluating the Signal Head Upgrade Program in the City of Surrey", Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol.
Houman, H., Sayed
, T., and Zaki, M. (2013)"Pedestrian Gait Analysis Using Automated Computer Vision Techniques", in print, Transportmetrica, (Final Acceptance August 2012).
Karim, M., Wahba, M. and Sayed, T. (2013) "Spatial Effect on the Zone Level Collision Prediction Model", Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Final Acceptance February 2013).
Sahami, S. and Sayed
, T. (2013) "How drivers adapt to drive in driving simulator, and what is the impact of practice scenario on the research?", Transportation
Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Vol.
El-Basyouny, K. and Sayed
, T. (2013) "Depth-Based Hotspot Identification
and Multivariate Ranking Using the Full Bayes Approach", Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol.
El-Basyouny, K. and Sayed
, T. (2013) "Safety Performance Functions using Traffic Conflicts", Safety Science, Vol.
Houman, H., Sayed, T., Zaki, M. and Ismail, K. (2013) "Before and After Analysis of Pedestrian Crossing Behaviour at Scramble Phase Signalized Intersections", in print, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
(Final Acceptance June 2012).
Alrukaibi, F., Sayed, T. and deLeur, P. (2013) "Introducing Road Safety Audits in Kuwait: Kabd Road Case Study", Journal of Advances in Transportation Studies, Issue 29, pp.
Zaki, M., Sayed
, T., and Mori, G. (2013) "Classifying Road-Users in Urban Scenes Using Movement Patterns", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
, ASCE, Vol.
El Esawey, M. and Sayed
, T. (2013) "Analysis of Unconventional Arterial Intersection Designs (UAIDs): State-of-the-art methodologies and future research directions", in print, Transportmetrica, (Final Acceptance February 2012).
Autey, J., Sayed
, T. and El Esawey, M. (2013) "Operational Performance Comparison of Four Unconventional Intersection Designs Using Micro-simulation", in print, Journal of Advanced Transportation
(Final Acceptance May, 2011).
Quintero, L., Sayed
, T. and Wahba, M. (2013) "Safety Models Incorporating Graph Theory Based Transit Indicators", Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol.
Ibrahim, S., Sayed
, T. and Ismail, K. (2012) "Methodology for Safety Optimization of Highway Cross-sections for Horizontal Curves with Restricted Sight Distance", Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol.
Zaki, M., Sayed
, T., Ismail, K., Alrukaibi, F. (2012) "Use of Computer Visi