DR. SAID EASA
Said Easa, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: (416) 979-5000 Ex. 7868 Fax: (416) 979-5122
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (Transportation) 1981
M.Eng. McMaster University (Transportation) 1976
B.Sc. Cairo University (Civil Engineering) 1972
1972-74 Demonstrator, Surveying Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
1974-76 M.Eng. Study, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1976-78 Research Engineer, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1978-81 Ph.D. Study, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.
1982-86 Associate Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
1986-00 Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
2000- Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University
2000-06 Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2010-13 Director of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Refereed journal articles 310
Other contributions 300
Citations (Google Scholar) 4,648
Road safety and geometric design
Human factors in transportation
Traffic operations and management
Intelligent transportation systems
Online Network Enabled ITS Research Society (ONE-ITS)
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Professional Engineers Ontario
Associate Editor: Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
Associate Editor: Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Associate Editor: Journal of Surveying Engineering, ASCE
Member: International Advisory Committee, Network of International Center for Education (China), Fuzhou University
Member: Editorial Board, ISRN Civil Engineering Journal
Member: Editorial Board, Journal of Designs
President: ONE-ITS Research Society
Member: Steering Committee, Updating TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads
Member: Expert Committee, Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Member: Evaluation Group 1509, Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada
Member: Board of Directors, CSCE
Member: Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Member: Jury of Annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
Chair: 1st CSCE transportation conference, Edmonton, AB
Chair: 2nd CSCE transportation conference, Halifax, NS
Chair: 3rd CSCE transportation conference, London, ON
Chair: 4th CSCE transportation conference, Montreal, QC
Chair: 5th CSCE transportation conference, Saskatoon, SK
Chair: 6th CSCE transportation conference, Toronto, ON
MC: CSCE 2nd nationwide discussion forum on infrastructures, Toronto, ON
Leader: CSCE delegation to China/Pakistan on "Sustainable transportation-land use planning"
Chair: ASCE specialty conference on "Transportation, land use, and air quality" Portland, OR
Member: Education task force, Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Chair: Council of the Chairs/Heads of Civil Engineering Departments at Canadian Universities
Vice-President: CSCE Program Coordinating Council
Vice-President: CSCE Administration Coordinating Council
Chair: Publications Committee, CSCE
Chair: Education and Research Committee, CSCE
Chair: Transportation Division, CSCE
Chair: Urban Transportation Division, ASCE Photo
Chair: Intermodal Committee, ASCE
2019 Featured Paper. A paper entitled, “Performance-Based Analysis in Civil Engineering: Overview of Applications,” by S. Easa and W. Yan was selected as the Featured Paper in a special issue of the Infrastructures Journal, 4(2), 28, 1-41, 2019. The issue includes 21 research papers and one review paper. The special issue is guest edited by Dr. Pedro Arias-Sánchez (Editor-in-Chief) and Dr. Susana Lagüela López.
2019 Invited Delegate. Invited by the Government of China to attend the ceremony of the national Anniversary of the Founding of China, held in Great Hall, Beijing, China, September 26-29. One major event attended was the seminar on “China Science and Technology Innovation Policy.”
2019 Member, Advisory Board. The activities include: If you serve on the Advisory Board, you can help us on the following aspects: (1) advising on journal policy, development strategies, and promotion. (2) being invited to make preliminary check and final decision for the submissions falling in my area of expertise, (3) proposing and serving as guest editor of Special Issues, and (4) helping to promote the journal at scientific conferences and through other venues.
2018 IAAM Medal for 2018. The International Association for Advanced Materials (over 50,000 members from 139 countries) has honored Dr. Said Easa with the IAAM Medal for 2018 for "notable and outstanding research in the Advanced Materials Science & Technology." The award was presented to Dr. Easa by IAAM Secretary General Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari at the award ceremony held at the European Advanced Materials Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, August 20-23, 2018. Award
2018 Best Paper Award, Journal of Transportation Engineering: Part A – Systems, American Society of Civil Engineers, for paper entitled, "Innovative roadside design curve of lateral clearance: roadway simple horizontal curves." By You, Q. and Easa, S., 142(11), 2016.
2018 Honorary Chairman, Academic Committee, Digital Fujian Intelligent Transportation Technology Laboratory of Internet of Things
2005 Arthur M. Wellington Prize, from American Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper on transportation on land, on water, in air, or on closely related fields such as structural, geotechnical, and environmental engineering. Award.
2001 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, from American Society of Civil Engineers in recognition of "outstanding contributions to ASCE and the transportation profession throughout his career at national and local levels both professionally and as an academician." Award
2017 Best Paper Award, General Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, held in Vancouvre, Canada, for the paper entitled “Proposed Passing Collision Warning System for Two-Lane Highways,” was co-authored by U. Hassein, M. Diachuk, and S. Easa.
2010 Award of Academic Merit from Transportation Association of Canada “in recognition of his long-term contribution to the advancement of the academic field and to the development of tomorrow's transportation leaders.” Award
2018 Runnerup, ITS Canada 2018 Student Essay Award, to Amrutha Purakkat (Master's student supervised by Dr. Easa), for her article "Smart and Green Infrastructure." The award included a cash prize and and a certificate.
2017 Best Poster Award, Ryerson Engineering and Architectural Day, for project entitled “Detailed design of a residential subdivision” by capstone group (J. Battison, J. Cesario, D. Zaunna, A. Mazaharally, and D. Pham), April 28, 2017 (Project advisors: Drs. S. Easa and G. Luk).
2014 Best Paper Award, International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering and Management, held in Dubai, UAE, November 26-27, for the paper entitled “Improved methods for superelevation distribution: I. Single curve,” by U. Hassein, S. Easa, and K. Raahemifar.