Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering
Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering, NYUAD; Global Network Professor of Engineering, NYU

Samer Madanat

Dean of Engineering, NYUAD; Global Network Professor of Engineering, NYU

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


Samer Madanat, Dean of NYUAD’s Engineering Division, is the Xenel Distinguished Professor of Engineering, former Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and former Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley.

He received a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan in 1986, and a M.S and Ph.D. in Transportation Systems from MIT in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Madanat’s research and teaching interests are in the area of Transportation Infrastructure Management, with an emphasis on modeling facility performance, the development of optimal management policies under uncertainty, and developing solutions for improving the sustainability of transportation systems.

From 2001 to 2011, Madanat served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. He is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Transportation and Logistics, and an editorial board member of Transportation Research C, Transportation Research D, and Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Systems. He serves on several advisory committees, including for the National Research Council, and has served as external reviewer of Civil Engineering departments at MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Tongji University. Several of his former students and post-doctoral researchers are currently faculty members at universities in the US and around the world.

Recent Publications

  • Lee J, Madanat S., and Reger D., “Pavement Systems Reconstruction and Resurfacing Policies for Minimization of Life‐Cycle Costs under Greenhouse Gas Emissions Constraints”, Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 93, pp. 618-630, 2016
  • Cheng H., Madanat S., and Horvath A., “Planning Hierarchical Urban Transit Systems for Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 49, pp. 44 – 58, 2016
  • Lee J. and Madanat S., “A Joint Bottom-Up Solution Methodology for System-Level Pavement Rehabilitation and Reconstruction”, Transportation Research part B, Vol. 78, pp. 106–122, 2015.
  • Hu X., Daganzo C. and Madanat S., “A Reliability-Based Optimization Scheme for Maintenance Management in Large-Scale Bridge Networks”, Transportation Research part C, 2015.
  • Hu X. and Madanat S., “Determination of Optimal MR&R Policies for Retaining Life-Cycle Connectivity of Bridge Networks”, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 21, No.2, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000226, 2015.
  • Lee J. and Madanat S., “Jointly Optimal Policies for Pavement Maintenance, Resurfacing and Reconstruction”, European Journal of Transportation and Logistics, DOI: 10.1007/s13676-014-0065-1, 2014.
  • Liu H. and Madanat S., “Adaptive Optimization Methods in System-Level Bridge Management”, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2014.920038, 2014.
  • Griswold J., Cheng H., Madanat S. and Horvath A., “Unintended greenhouse gas consequences of lowering level of service in urban transit systems”, Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 9, 11pp, 2014.
  • Reger D., Madanat S. and Horvath A., “Economically and environmentally informed policy for road resurfacing: Tradeoffs between costs and greenhouse gas emissions", Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 9, 7pp, 2014.
  • Lee, J. and Madanat S., “Joint Optimization of Pavement Design, Resurfacing and Maintenance Strategies with History-Dependent Deterioration Models”, Transportation Research part B, Vol. 68, pp 141–153, 2014
  • Medury A. and Madanat S., “A Simultaneous Network Optimization Approach for Pavement Management Systems”, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 20, No. 3, ASCE, 2014.
  • Sivakumaran K., Li Y., Cassidy M. and Madanat S., “Access and the Choice of Transit Technology”, Transportation Research Part A, Vol. 59, pp 204-221, 2014