Dr. Abdelgawad is currently an Associate Professor at Cairo University, Traffic and Highway Engineering. Dr. Abdelgawad completed his Ph.D. in ITS from University of Toronto. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and M.Sc. in Highway and Traffic Engineering from Cairo University.

Dr. Abdelgawad has 17 years of experience accumulated in Egypt, the Middle East, and in Canada in: 1) Traffic management, Transportation planning, operations, modelling, and optimization; 2) ITS specifications, technical requirements, and functional testing;3) Smart Mobility Systems Concepts, Vision, and Strategy; 4) Data analytics and visualization, data-driven innovation in transportation and spatial data management and warehousing.

Dr. Abdelgawad is a Transportation Expert contributed to transport and traffic studies in the MENA Region, USA, Canada, GCC Countries. In Cairo alone he has playing a key role in managing and leading projects with a mix of Government Clients [Cairo Governorate, GARBLT, MoT, Traffic Police, NUCA], International Funding Agencies [World Bank, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNDP, AfD, GIZ] and Private Sector [Al Swedi, Majed Al Futtaim, Capital Group].
Dr. Abdelgawad has more than 50 publications (including 26 international journal publications) and 3 book chapters, with an h-index of 16 and more than 1119 citations according to Google Scholars; h-index of 13 and more than 590 citations according to Scopus.

Dr. Abdelgawad is the receipt of the “National/State Encouragement Award in Engineering Science” for 2018 and the recipient of “Cairo University Encouragement Award in Engineering Science” for 2016. Dr. Abdelgawad was nominated by the University of Toronto to the “Young Engineer Achievement Award” for his work on emergency evacuation and disaster management of large cities and he was the winner of the International Transport Forum Award, 2010, for Transport and Innovation competition among 52 countries.

Dr. Abdelgawad has an immanent knowledge and experience with a wide range of traffic computer software and tools. He is a Paramics Accredited User (APU) with ample experience in building, calibrating, validating, and overseeing models developed using TransCAD, Paramics, UAF, VISSIM, AIMSUN, DynusT, HCS, Synchro, SimTraffic, EMME, and Dynameq.