Dr. Sayed is a Professor and a Distinguished University Scholar at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Sayed is also the Editor of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering and the Director of the Bureau of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Freight Security (BITSAFS-Engineering) at UBC. Dr. Sayed’s research, to improve the methods of traffic safety analysis and evaluation is helping to reshape how road safety problems are identified and evaluated.
Within the area of ITS and traffic operations, Dr. Sayed’s research to develop a comprehensive strategy for Transit Signal Priority has been successfully applied on two corridors in Vancouver. Also, on a strategic level, he helped establish a provincial ITS vision and strategic plan for using advanced technologies to help solve provincial, regional and local transportation issues. He has supervised the completion of many ITS projects as the Director of the Bureau of Intelligent Transportation Systems and Freight Security (BITSAFS-Engineering) at UBC
Driver behavior simulation models, Explicit Safety Evaluation, Safety Audits, Adaptive traffic signal control, and traffic conflict techniques, ITS.
Transportation Engineering I
The analysis and design of the elements of transportation facilities in development of transport technology; vehicle motion; vehicle/pavement interaction; elements of road design; principles of queuing and roadway capacity; rail transit performance and capacity analysis; economics as applied to transport.
Transportation Engineering II
Traffic operations and network analysis: traffic studies and data design; traffic stream flow and roadway analysis; weaving and interchange ramp analysis; intersection traffic control measures and control design; progressive signal system design; flows prediction; road network simulation and assignment algorithms; motor vehicle accident analysis; field exercises.
Transportation Engineering Impacts
Methods to measure, predict and evaluate impacts of transportation modes. Discussion of measures to reduce impacts.
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