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)
M.Eng. McMaster University (Transportation)
B.Sc. Cairo University (Civil Engineering)
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
Refereed journal articles 240
Other contributions 260
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
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
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
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).
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.
2015 Honourary Chair, Department of Transportation Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China.
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
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.
2012 Second Place, CSCE 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, ITE 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 AOLS Graduate Student Poster Competition, Ottawa, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).
2011 Second Place, ITE Student Competition, Southern Ontario section, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).
2011 Third Place, ITE 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 AOLS Graduate Student Poster Competition, Huntsville, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).
2010 First Place, CSCE Undergraduate Student Paper Competition, to undergraduate students A. Hoang et al. (co-supervisors: Dr. S. Easa and D. Lynch).
2010 First Place, ITE 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 AOLS Graduate Student Poster Competition, Toronto, to graduate student W. Yan (Research supervised by Drs. A. Shaker and S. Easa).
2008 First Place, CSCE 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, TAC Student Paper Award, to graduate student Narayan Shrestha (paper co-authored by Drs. M. Shehata, S. Easa, and others),
2002 First Place, CSCE 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.
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