Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering

Samer Madanat researches and teaches 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. He currently serves as NYUAD's Dean of Engineering.

Ali Diabat, Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

Professor Diabat’s research interests focus on different applications of optimization and operations research. Encompassing applications such as logistics and supply chain management, healthcare management (in particular, blood collection and distribution), airline operations management, and production planning using mathematical programming. He is also interested in developing heuristics and solution algorithms for various types of difficult optimization problems

Saif Jabari, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

Saif Jabari's interests lie at the interface of data analysis and theoretical traffic-flow modeling, including the development of methods for understanding and quantifying uncertainty in transportation systems. Recently, he has focused on the development of real-time traffic analytics, such as traffic state estimation, network-wide real-time dynamic control, and incident detection, localization, and sensor placement problems for urban traffic networks.

Monica Menendez, Associate Professor of Engineering

Professor Menendez’s research interests include traffic flow theory and operations, sustainable transportation, and logistics. In particular, she is very active in the area of monitoring, modeling, and control of multimodal transportation systems, paying special attention to new technologies and data sources.