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
University of California at Berkeley (Transportation)
McMaster University (Transportation)
Cairo University (Civil Engineering)
Demonstrator, Surveying Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
M.Eng. Study, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Research Engineer, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ph.D. Study, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.
Associate Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University
Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Director of Quality Assurance, FEAS, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Refereed journal articles
Citations (Google Scholar)
Road safety and geometric design
Human factors and ergonomics in transportation
Traffic operations and management
Intelligent transportation systems
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM)
Professional Engineers Ontario
Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Journal of Surveying Engineering, ASCE
Advanced Materials Letters, IAAM
International Advisory Committee, Network of International Center for Education (China), Fuzhou University
Editorial Board, ISRN Civil Engineering Journal
Editorial Board, Journal of Designs
Online Network Enabled ITS Research Society (ONE-ITS)
Canada Research Chair 2, NSERC
Steering Committee, Updating TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads
Expert Committee, Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Evaluation Group 1509, Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada
Board of Directors, CSCE
Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
A jury of Annual Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
1st CSCE transportation conference, Edmonton, AB
2nd CSCE transportation conference, Halifax, NS
3rd CSCE transportation conference, London, ON
4th CSCE transportation conference, Montreal, QC
5th CSCE transportation conference, Saskatoon, SK
6th CSCE transportation conference, Toronto, ON
CSCE 2nd nationwide discussion forum on infrastructures, Toronto, ON
CSCE delegation to China/Pakistan on "Sustainable transportation-land use planning"
ASCE specialty conference on "Transportation, land use, and air quality" Portland, OR
Education task force, Consulting Engineers of Ontario
Council of the Chairs/Heads of Civil Engineering Departments at Canadian Universities
CSCE Program Coordinating Council
CSCE Administration Coordinating Council
Publications Committee, CSCE
Education and Research Committee, CSCE
Transportation Division, CSCE
Urban Transportation Division, ASCE Photo
Intermodal Committee, ASCE
2020 IAAM Fellow Award, Award was given by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). The lecture was entitled "Uncertainty-based Superpave asphalt mix design.”
2020 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.
2020 IAAM Lecture Award, Award was given to postdoc fellow Dr. V. Abolhasannejad by IAAM. The lecture was entitled "Experimental evaluation of Deformation of Transport Infrastructures Using Image-based Methods," by Abolhasannejad, Easa, Dong, Huang, and Li.
2020 Webinar Lecturer to Transportation Research Group India presented a webinar lecture entitled "Discerning Driver Behavior for Traffic-Flow Applications using Vehicular Trajectories" to TRG India (126 attendees). This lecture addressed recent developments of trajectory data for heterogeneous traffic. The webinar is primarily targeted at generating interest among researchers, especially doctoral and master students.
2020 Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Smart City Engineering and Public Transportation, held in Guangzhou, China, March 28, 2020 (online). The presentation is entitled "Smart Cities Require Smart Public Transportation Systems.”
2019 Keynote Speaker, International Academic Exchange Conference on Science and Technology Innovation, held in Guangzhou, China, December 20-22, 2019. The presentation is entitled "Smart Cities: Developments and Challenges
2019 Keynote Speaker, International Symposium for Graduate Students in Civil Engineering and the National Civil Engineering Forum for Graduate Students, held at Fuzhou University, December 13-14, 2019. The presentation is entitled "Developments and Challenges of Smart Civil Engineering Systems.”
2019 Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Intelligent Transportation and Vehicle Engineering, which will be held in Chongqing, China, December 6-8, 2019. The title of the speech is "Smart Transportation Systems: Challenges and Opportunities."
2019 Editor’s Choice, Journal paper featured in the Editor’s Choice section of the Journal of Transportation Engineering - Part A: Systems page in the ASCE Library https//:www.ascelibrary.org/journals/jtepbs. The paper is entitled “Real-time Visualization Method for Estimating 3D Highway Sight Distance Using LiDAR Data,” Transportation engineering journal of ASCE, 145(4), April 2019 by Yang Ma, Yubing Zhang, Jianchuan Cheng, and Said Easa, DOI: 10.1061/JTEPBS.0000228
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 checks and the 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 honoured 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 the 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 Vancouver, 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
2022 First Place, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Student Presentation Competition (Toronto, Hamilton, and Southwestern Ontario section), to capstone group (D. Rege, D. Seneviratna, T. Hassan, and V. Puvanendran). Project title: “Collision Reduction Strategies for a Rural Arterial with a Reverse Curve at an Intersection.” Faculty Advisors: Drs. S. Easa and S. Arkatkar, Industry Clients: H. Esmaeeli, M. Rataul, and S. Alkarawi.
2021 Third Place, CSCE Undergraduate Student Presentation Competition, Transportation Specialty Conference, Annual Conference of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), held virtually during May 26-29, 2021. Paper title: "Selection and Evaluation of Three Miovision Smart City Intersections Across Niagara Region." Capstone group: Neil Gobin, Michelle Ngyuen, Michelle Yip, Rahmah Tariq, and Jasmine Puthoor. Industry Client: Sulaf Alkarawi and Manny Rataul (Municipality of Niagara). Advisors: Said Easa and Essam Dabbour.
2021 First Place, CSCE Undergraduate Student Presentation Competition, Transportation Specialty Conference, Annual Conference of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), held virtually during May 26-29, 2021. Paper title: "Evaluating Improvements to All-Way Stop Controlled Intersection: Case Study in Niagara-on-the-Lake." Capstone group: Natalie Farag, Farah Choudhury, Yichen Cao, Diana Ponce, and Christine Del Rosario. Industry Client: Sulaf Alkarawi and Manny Rataul (Municipality of Niagara). Advisors: Said Easa and Shriniwas Arkatkar.
2021 First Place, Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Student Presentation Competition (Toronto, Hamilton, and Southwestern Ontario section), to capstone group (N. Farag, Y. Cao, F. Choudhury, C. Del Rosario, and D. Ponce). Project title: “Design of Roundabout to Replace All-Way Stop Controlled Intersection: Case Study in Niagara-On-The-Lake.” Faculty Advisors: Drs. S. Easa and S. Arkatkar, Industry Clients: S. Alkarawi and M. Rataul.
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 a certificate.
2017 Best Poster Award, Ryerson Engineering and Architectural Day, for a 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.