Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is the City of Edmonton's Research Chair in Urban Traffic Safety at the University of Alberta. He is an expert in issues of traffic injury prevention, crash modeling, and safety intervention analysis.
His research is focused on applying transportation engineering principles and research evaluation methodologies to improve urban traffic safety in the areas of traffic operations and planning, geometric and roadside design, and speed management.
As the a co-investigator for multiple longitudinal safety evaluations, Dr. El-Basyouny has developed proficient skills in conducting field research including study design, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and the timely dissemination of findings to a variety of stakeholders.
Dr. El-Basyouny was the Principal Investigator on the Evaluation of the Residential Speed Limit Reduction Pilot in Edmonton, Alberta, as well as several other research and evaluation projects in Alberta and British Columbia. Currently, Dr. Karim El-Basyouny is a co-investigator on several ITS and traffic safety projects, and is working collaboratively with the City of Edmonton to develop a Master Research Plan.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2011.
- Engineering Management Sub-specialization, Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2010.
- Masters of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2006.
- Bachelor Degree (ABET Equivalent), Civil & Environmental Engineering, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, UAE, 2003.
Current Positions Held
- City of Edmonton Assistant Professor of Urban Traffic Safety, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, July 2011 to present.
- Young Member at TRB Standing Committee on Safety Analysis, Data, and Evaluation (ANB20).
- Method Analyst II, The City of Edmonton’s Office of Traffic Safety, Edmonton, Alberta, August 2010 to June 2011.
- Research & Teaching Assistant, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, September 2004 to June 2010.
- Research Assistant, Bureau of Intelligent Transportation Systems & Freight Security, Vancouver, BC, July 2007 to December 2008.
- Research Assistant, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2003 to July 2004.
- Transportation Association of Canada Scholarship Foundation Award, 2010.
- Doctor of Philosophy Tuition Fee Award, 2006-2010.
- Mavis Johnson Scholarship Award, 2005.
- International Partial Tuition Scholarship Award, 2004-2006.