Selected Professional Appointments
Professor and Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Director, Transit Analytics Lab (TAL)
Co-Director, Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems (CATTS)
Amer Shalaby received a BASc degree (1988) in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University in Egypt, and MASc (1991) and PhD (1996) degrees from the University of Toronto, specializing in Transportation Engineering. He was a postdoctoral fellow (1996-1997) at the University of Toronto, NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (1997-1998) at IBI Group and assistant professor (1998-2000) at Ryerson University. Dr. Shalaby is specialized in transit planning and operations, intelligent transportation systems, and transportation planning for large-scale events and mega cities. His research program has been sponsored by many organizations from both the public and private sectors. In addition to research, Dr. Shalaby has delivered consulting services to various transportation organizations in Canada and internationally, and he has offered annual short courses on public transit planning and modelling to the professional community since 2008. Dr. Shalaby has been an active member of several transit technical committees of the TRB, he serves as associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering and he sits on the editorial board of several international journals. Dr. Shalaby has also served on advisory panels of multiple transportation projects in Canada and internationally. Between 2008 and 2010, Professor Shalaby held an honorary appointment of a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University. He has received several recognitions for his research contributions and professional expertise, including the TRB William Millar Award (2015), ThinkTransit Award of Excellence in Innovation (2019) and Sandford Fleming Award (2019).
Specialty Focus Areas
Public transit planning and operations; intelligent transit systems; simulation and modelling of transportation systems; transit disruption management; connected and automated transit; shared mobility; transportation planning of large-scale events and mega cities.
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