Congratulations to Professor Amer Shalaby of the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering on his election to the grade of Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).
He accepted the recognition at the Awards for Civil Engineering Excellence Gala held at the CSCE 2022 Annual Conference on May 27, 2022 in Whistler, B.C.
Shalaby was notified of his election to Fellow by CSCE President Dr. Brenda McCabe who wrote on behalf of the CSCE Board of Directors:
“This recognition is based on an assessment by your peers of:
- your career achievements,
- your contributions to civil engineering, and
- your demonstrated leadership in the profession.
It is members such as you, who give unselfishly of their time, that make CSCE successful and make our society a key contributor to the profession of civil engineering. I warmly congratulate you on receiving this honour to join the rank of Fellows. We are justifiably proud.”
Shalaby, who is Director of Transit Analytics Lab, will be recognized in CSCE’s 2022 Awards Booklet with the short biography shown below.
Amer Shalaby, P.Eng., is Professor and Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is the founding Director of the Transit Analytics Lab and Co-Director of the Centre for Automated and Transformative Transportation Systems. Dr. Shalaby received a B.A.Sc. degree (1988) in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University, and M.A.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees from the University of Toronto. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow (1996-1997) at the University of Toronto, NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (1997-1998) at IBI Group and Assistant Professor (1998-2000) at Ryerson University.
Dr. Shalaby made significant contributions in transit planning and scheduling, intelligent transit systems, transit operational management, transit system resilience, automated and connected transit technologies, emerging mobility systems, transportation planning for large-scale events and mega cities, and simulation and modelling of transportation systems. His research program has produced innovative analytical tools and studies which enriched the state of knowledge and practice in transit planning and management. He is the author of 124 manuscripts in technical journals and books. Dr. Shalaby has delivered consulting services to many transportation organizations in Canada and internationally, and he has offered short courses on public transit planning and modelling to the professional community since 2008.
Dr. Shalaby is the recipient of the CSCE Sandford Fleming Award (2019), ThinkTransit Award of Excellence in Innovation (2019) and TRB William Millar Award (2015). He has been an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering since 2014, and he sits on the editorial board of several international journals. Dr. Shalaby has also served on advisory panels of multiple transportation projects in Canada and internationally. Between 2008 and 2010, Professor Shalaby held an honorary appointment of a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University.
Learn more about CSCE Honours and Fellowships recognizing and encouraging the pursuit of excellence.
By Pat Doherty