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DR. SAID EASA 

 

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Said Easa, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Ryerson University

350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Tel: (416) 979-5000 Ex. 7868 Fax: (416) 979-5122

Email: seasa@ryerson.ca

 

 

EDUCATION                                    

 

Ph.D.           University of California at Berkeley (Transportation)

M.Eng.         McMaster University (Transportation)

B.Sc.            Cairo University (Civil Engineering)

 

MAJOR CAREER

 

1974-76       M.Eng. Study, McMaster University, Hamilton

1976-78       Research Engineer, McMaster University, Hamilton

1978-81       Ph.D. Study, University of California, Berkeley

1982-86       Associate Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

1986-00       Professor, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

2000-           Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University

2000-06       Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson University

2010-13       Director of Quality Assurance, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Ryerson University

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed journal articles          240         

Other contributions                  260         

 

Publications (1991-present)

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Road safety and geometric design

Human factors in transportation

Traffic operations and management

Intelligent transportation systems

Geomatics engineering

Highway drainage

 

PROFESSION     

 

Society Membership

Online Network Enabled ITS Research Society (ONE-ITS)

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Professional Engineers Ontario

Current Activities

Associate Editor:    Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE 

Associate Editor:    Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 

Member:                Expert Committee, Canada Foundation for Innovation.

Member:                Steering Committee, Updating TAC Geometric Design Guide for Canadian Roads

Member:                Editorial Board, Journal of Surveying Engineering, ASCE

Member:                Editorial Board, ISRN Civil Engineering Journal

Member:                Editorial Board, Conference Papers in Engineering

Founding Member:  Board of Directors, ONE-ITS

 

Recent Activities    

 

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:                   6th CSCE transportation conference, Toronto, ON

Chair:                   5th CSCE transportation conference, Saskatoon, SK

Chair:                   4th CSCE transportation conference, Montreal, QC

Chair:                   3rd CSCE transportation conference, London, ON

Chair:                   2nd CSCE transportation conference, Halifax, NS

Chair:                   1st CSCE transportation conference, Edmonton, AB

MC:                      CSCE 2nd nationwide discussion forum on infrastructures, Toronto, ON

Leader:               CSCE delegation to China/Pakistan on "Sustainable transportation-land use planning"

Co-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

Chair:                   Intermodal Committee, ASCE

 

AWARDS 

Local            

2013        Provost’s Innovative Teaching Award, Ryerson University.

2010        Dean's Teaching Award, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science, Ryerson University.

2009        Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science, Ryerson University. Award

2006        40/40 Research Stars Award, from Lakehead University, in recognition of research excellence. Award

2006        Faculty Merit Award for Teaching, Research and Service, Ryerson University (also in 2007).

2005        Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award, Ryerson University, for outstanding contributions to scholarly, research, and creative activities.

2004        Research Excellence Award, Ryerson's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

2001        Chair/Director Merit Award, Ryerson University.(also in 2002, 2003).

1998        Contributions to Research Award, Lakehead University.

1991        Distinguished Researcher Award, Lakehead University.

1991        Award for exceptional teaching and research performance, Lakehead University (also in 1985, 1988).

 

National

2011        Fellow, The Canadian Academy of Engineering. Award

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

2010        James A. Vance Award, from Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in recognition of outstanding contributions towards the advancement of the Society. Award

2010        Fellow, Engineering Institute of Canada. Award

2003        Sandford Fleming Award, from Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the development and practice of transportation engineering in Canada." Award

2002        Keynote Speaker, National Lecture Tour on "Smart-human centred road safety system," conducted in 12 cities across Canada, sponsored by CSCE.

1998        Keefer Medal (Honorable mention), CSCE, for best runner-up journal paper.

1997        Keefer Medal, CSCE, for best journal paper.

1995        Fellow, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

1994        Earl Kee Award, Canadian Technical Asphalt Association, for best paper presented by a new author, CTAA conference, Regina, SK.

 

International

2009        Best Paper Award, Operational Effects of Geometrics Committee, U.S. Transportation Research Board. Award

2007        K.B. Woods Award Nominee, Award given each year by the U.S. Transportation Research Board for the best journal paper in the area of design and construction.

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.

2004        Best Paper Award, Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE.

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

 

Awards to Students Supervised

2012        Second Place, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, to undergraduate students M. Bari and others (Research supervised by Dr. S. Easa and Heather Nottbeck and Tom Hewitt of MTO).  

2012        Third Place, Institute of Transportation Engineers student competition, Southern Ontario section, to undergraduate students M. Bari and others (Research supervised by Dr. S. Easa and Heather Nottbeck and Tom Hewitt of MTO).

2012        Third Place, the 2012 Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Graduate Student Poster Competition, Ottawa,  to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).

2011        Second Place, Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Competition, Southern Ontario section, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).

2011        Third Place, Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Competition, Southern Ontario section, to undergraduate students R. Khan and others (Research supervised by Dr. S. Easa, S. Hagag, and A. Seegobin).

2010        Fourth Place, the 2010 Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Graduate Student Poster Competition, Huntsville, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).

2010        First Place, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, to undergraduate students A. Hoang et al. (co-supervisors: Dr. S. Easa and D. Lynch).

2010        First Place, Institute of Transportation Engineers Student Competition, Southern Ontario section, to undergraduate students J. McColm and others (Research supervised by Dr. S. Easa and D. Lynch).

2009        NSERC Innovation Challenge Award, Internal award to E. Dabbour for innovation in Ph.D. thesis research with commercial potential (Supervisor: Dr. S. Easa)

2009        First Place, the 2009 Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Graduate Student Poster Competition, Toronto, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).

2008        First Place, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, to undergraduate students S. Syed, P. Bayani, and B. James, (co-supervisors: Dr. S. Easa and J. Arcaro).

2008        First Place, Transportation Association of Canada Student Paper Award, to graduate student Narayan Shrestha (paper co-authored by Drs. M. Shehata, S. Easa, and others),

2002        First Place, Transportation Undergraduate Project Competition, to Dale Lynch, sponsored by CSCE (supervisor: Dr. S. Easa).

2002        First Prize, Ph.D. category (Jim Davey Award), from Canadian Transportation Research Forum,  to Joanne Pagani (co-supervisors: Drs. A. Halim and S. Easa).

2002        Senate medal for outstanding achievements in Ph.D. studies, to Joanne Pagani (co-supervisors: Drs. A. Halim and S. Easa), Carleton University.

 

HOBBIES             

 

Playing organ

Walking, rock climbing, soccer photo        

Enjoying nature