Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Associate Professor
Transportation Systems Engineering
Dr. Sadek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo (UB). He also serves as the Director of UB’s Transportation Systems Engineering Lab and Acting Chair of UB2020’s Strategic Strength in Extreme Events. Before joining UB in 2008 to lead the development of the department’s interdisciplinary program in transportation systems engineering, Dr. Sadek was an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM), and held a secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science. He also served as co-Director of UVM’s Complex Systems Center. Dr. Sadek is the recipient of the 1998 Milton Pikarsky Award for the best dissertation in the field of Transportation Science and Technology, awarded by the Council of University Transportation Centers, a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, and a 2011 IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award.
Dr. Sadek’s research interests span a wide range of topics
including transportation modeling and simulation, intelligent
transportation systems, artificial intelligence applications in
transportation, traffic engineering, transportation planning, and
infrastructure management. His research has been most
recently funded by several agencies, including NSF, the Federal
Highway Administration, New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of
Transportation (NYSDOT), Region II University Transportation
Research Center (UTRC2), among others. Dr. Sadek is coauthor
of two Transportation textbooks, along with more than 70 papers in
peer-refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings.
In 2007, one of his papers won the best paper award by
Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Operational
Effects of Geometrics. He is a member of the TRB committee on
Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computing Applications
(ABJ70), and the committee on Surface Transportation Weather. He is
also a member of the Advanced Technologies committee of the
Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) of the American
Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).